Prime PSD Day 1 1/25/21

Topic 29492 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
John B.'s Comment
member avatar

Long day, always have trouble sleeping the first night in hotel. The day started at 6 AM at the terminal , where I turned in my med card birth certificate Social Security etc. and my second application. After they collected everything Richard went through the list and make sure everybody had the proper endorsements and what division we were going into, I ended up going flatbed. Other than that it was a list of 46 computer based training is you have to go through, you can take breaks and the food at the café is pretty good. Only problem I’m having right now is my recruiter called me over my criminal background check. I was completely honest and let them know I did get into some trouble 27 years ago and I quote my recruiter, “this should not be a problem but a supervisor is ****ing me off and wanting more info”. While I was on the phone with him he found on your employee the information he needed from the Florida databases. Course that upped my blood pressure and freaked me out a little because I always hope for the best but I do expect the worst. He does not for see any problems they were worried about my twic card but right in their regulations they only go back 7 years. I then had to write a email stating what the charges were, what was my part to play in it, and my punishment. I got unsupervised probation and he said that’s the best outcome other than being found not guilty because they show it’s not a serious issue. Got back to the hotel about 4:30 PM and I am now setting to memory the pre-trip inspection. If you come to this terminal you will know Richard well and as of this date they have a 98% pass rate, the other 2% just can’t push through the mental blocks. They are pushing really hard for the pre-trip inspection because that is the one that they are doing the worst on, and were the most fails on first attempt come from. I am going to go grab something to eat read over the pre-trip for another hour until I can’t see straight and finally try to get some sleep tonight. If anybody she is coming here feel free to ask questions though I can only give my experience.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Great first day update.

I can't help but wonder what company and where is this terminal?

Thanks!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

John B.'s Comment
member avatar

Sorry Prime at Pittston

Great first day update.

I can't help but wonder what company and where is this terminal?

Thanks!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

I should have read the title! Big letters: PRIME! Duh....

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More