Switching Trainer

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John B.'s Comment
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Well it’s been a weird couple of weeks. I ended up switching trainers since mine didn’t abide by the no cell phone rule and almost drove us off the road in the Arkansas mountains playing a game. My new FM called me this morning and asked how I only have 4400 miles in 3 weeks, well he picked me up on a Wednesday we grabbed a load, 36 hour reset on sat-sun then dropped the load and went to his house in Arkansas for 10 days because he didn’t want to drive anymore. And now at the mothership getting my sleep study while my trainer is at a wedding and won’t be back until Monday or Tuesday. New FM just said wow that’s wrong on so many levels. So I am moving from being a skateboarder to a broccoli jockey but on the plus FM says my new TnT has to be yelled at to take home time he prefers the road.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hello and welcome to Prime. If you have any problems or questions give me a shout.

30k will fly by with a trainer who doesn't take home time.

Good luck

ArcticWolves's Comment
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My first trainer with a "mega" did that on day 1 from California to Utah and once I was in the passenger seat I yanked out my phone and started filming secretly. Then the next day was on the phone with safety and his ass was gone. That is absolutely unacceptable behavior from a guy that calls himself a trainer and should be setting an example for whatever company they work for. Hang in there I had to go through a couple trainers before I got enough experience and just applied at a company that would accept my experience. Got my own truck and learned by myself what the trainers didn't want to teach (backing).

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