How To Survive Training

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Lukas M.'s Comment
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Trainer is really kind of a ****** can yall give me some advice how to survive this? Lol not trying to whine but just would like some advice

Tks

Turtle's Comment
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Take a breath, put on a fake smile, and do your job. You'll get through this.

Unfortunately a lot of trainers are ill-equipped for the job. The training is such a short time that will be over quickly with a little perseverance.

Kill em with kindness.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well, Lukas, since this is your first post, you may not know just what you have available here in Trucking Truth. You will most likely get some support here.

You can check out a whole forum of training diaries here: Trucker's Forum: CDL Training Diaries. Help yourself.

First, what company are you with? Maybe someone here is with "your" company and can give you direct advice.

Can you be most specific on your trainer earns six *'s?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
CajunWon's Comment
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Just now finishing training. I hear you. I'm through the requirements, but taking weeks to get routed to HQ.

I focus on the driving sleeping eating. Eventually, the trainer will be out of the picture.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I did 50 thousand miles of TNT with Prime and it all seems like a distant memory now.

Just keep your head down and mutter under your breath " Roger, huh, huh, huh.'

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 14ยข 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.

Lukas M.'s Comment
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Hes actually pretty cool. I'm glad hes kinda hard ass because I'm gonna need all the help I can get once I'm out on my own. I'm glad I kept quiet haha.

Glad to have found this site!

So.. I'm with Cr England and just started the otr training. Finished school and got my cdl a little over a week ago.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just now finishing training. I hear you. I'm through the requirements, but taking weeks to get routed to HQ.

I focus on the driving sleeping eating. Eventually, the trainer will be out of the picture.

How's it going for ya, Cajun? Any updates?

Hes actually pretty cool. I'm glad hes kinda hard ass because I'm gonna need all the help I can get once I'm out on my own. I'm glad I kept quiet haha.

Glad to have found this site!

So.. I'm with Cr England and just started the otr training. Finished school and got my cdl a little over a week ago.

Still hanging in & on with training, Lukas??

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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