Real Drivers Vs Fake Drivers - A Recruiter Speaks

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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Thanks I needed to hear that. If they teach me good then ill learn

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Thanks! As long as Im taught everything I need to look for. As I said in another post im not good at mechanics and im watching alot of videos many about woman drivers and they sure know alot about their trucks. I just wonder if they were as green as I am and hoping they were lol

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Of course they were as green and greener than you....EVERYONE IS when they first start out at a new job. No one is born knowing anything.

Some women may have worked being in a mechanic job before driving. However, they would be rare as that is a good paying job and there are few women diesel and gas engine mechanics to begin with.

Laura

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Tammy,

It’s refreshing to see a prospective driver want to learn how to properly inspect your truck. Unfortunately, learning to recite the words of the pre-trip does not give you a true understanding of the mechanics of these vehicles.

At Prime, they have a class for drivers where mechanics teach you more about your vehicle beyond the pre-trip inspection.

Also, at Prime, when you go through inbound at any of the terminals, they will generally perform an inspection. They focus more on the trailer, but at least it is nice to have someone else looking at your equipment. Prime also has tire pressure monitoring systems for the tractor. When I had a steer tire puncture, the tire pressure monitoring alarm went off before I could feel it through the steering wheel. Prime’s trailer have auto-inflate systems for the trailer tires. If there is a leak, a white light on the front corner of the trailer illuminates.

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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.

PackRat's Comment
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And when all else fails, you can text me in the middle of the night, too!

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You'll be fine. In the beginning, every seems like (and is) a tremendous amount of new information in a short period, so it will make your head spin. Just take it all in, and each progressing day will get easier.

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