Arm Pumps

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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5 months for my first official one.. And I pulled that horn hard lol.. Remembered what that was like as a kid

My TNT driver has two rules 1. No drugs on the truck 2. Pull that gone when given the signal or get off the truck.

I fallow both still

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I recall my first time as well. Supervisor (I'm local) rode with me most of the day to sign off on my training then had me drop him off at the yard before heading to my last stop 25 miles away. On my way back I had a school bus full of kids asking for it so of course I obliged. It was nearly 2 years until I got my next one. Now it's about every 4 months :(.

However, my kids ( 5,4,2) LOVE trying to get trucks to do it and ask if we can go for a walk down mainstreet (US 69) to try and "get some trucks". I don't know who enjoys it more, the kids or driver

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I get them fairly often it seems. Had one kid today as a matter of fact in Louisiana. Twice I have not given the air horn blast, both times in residential areas. I feel bad but don't want to anger their neighbors or get a ticket.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I got my first one in a long time yesterday, since there wasn't anyone else nearby I did it for him he looked pretty excited.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I was crossing a bridge over a lake last fall and had a women in a boat give me the arm pump.

Old School's Comment
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I remember getting an arm pump once from a skinny little arm hanging out the rear passenger side window of a four door car as they passed me. I let 'er blow loud and long. Then they stuck their whole head out to grin at me. It was a little old lady that had to be close to ninety years old! She was grinning from ear to ear just to say thanks. People love to hear those air horns - let 'em have a little pleasure in their day!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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This lol.

I remember getting an arm pump once from a skinny little arm hanging out the rear passenger side window of a four door car as they passed me. I let 'er blow loud and long. Then they stuck their whole head out to grin at me. It was a little old lady that had to be close to ninety years old! She was grinning from ear to ear just to say thanks. People love to hear those air horns - let 'em have a little pleasure in their day!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'s Comment
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Got my first one that I got to do driving through traffic in Memphis a couple weeks ago, family with the kids in the back of the car. I had my windows down, saw em, Laid on it. The KW has a good horn too. They loved it, parents waved too. The first one was a kid in downtown Bozeman MT, but it was right downtown with tons of pedestrians out and I didnt want to spook one of them into the street.

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