On The Road Training Question

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Thomas D.'s Comment
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I understand that after school almost all companies require students to spend some time or a certain number of miles with a trainer or finisher. I also understand the first portion of that time or mile is done as a solo truck with the trainer being awake and in the right hand seat while the student operates the truck. My question is this. I've seen some companies have a policy about occupying the upper bunk while the truck is in motion, so do they expect the trainer and student to share the lower bunk during team phase, or how does that work during training?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Teams share the bottom bunk. In a training situation have a sleeping bag and your own pillow.

At CFI we don't team train. Trucks are dispatched as a solo truck. The student does the work. The trainer is in the right seat. You sleep at the same time.

Rob S.'s Comment
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If both bunks are occupied the truck is parked.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Prime makes you sign a statement that you will not sleep in the top bunk while moving.

During TNT I had a roll of egg crate foam that I unrolled over my trainer's linen along with a sleeping bag on top of that. I put that away on the top bunk during my drive shift.

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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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I understand that after school almost all companies require students to spend some time or a certain number of miles with a trainer or finisher. I also understand the first portion of that time or mile is done as a solo truck with the trainer being awake and in the right hand seat while the student operates the truck. My question is this. I've seen some companies have a policy about occupying the upper bunk while the truck is in motion, so do they expect the trainer and student to share the lower bunk during team phase, or how does that work during training?

You are correct, but durin the solo phase, once you are done with your shift, the trainer will have you park the truck SAFELY and LEGALLY and y'all both sleep at the same time, the trainer in the lower bunk and you in the top bunk.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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If both bunks are occupied the truck is parked.

Thank you, Capitan Obvious.

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Thomas D.'s Comment
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If both bunks are occupied the truck is parked.

Thank you, Capitan Obvious.

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Lord I hope so, if not I'm gonna need a new trainer or a lawyer lol!!

Davy A.'s Comment
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At no time should you and the trainer be simultaneously occupying one of the bunks together however, that would be very awkward.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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At no time should you and the trainer be simultaneously occupying one of the bunks together however, that would be very awkward.

Awkward doesn't even begin to cover it.....

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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At no time should you and the trainer be simultaneously occupying one of the bunks together however, that would be very awkward.

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Awkward doesn't even begin to cover it.....

Anything moving 'up & on' for ya, Thomas???

How's that LIL'MAN?!?!?

~Anne~

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