For Prime Drivers Is There A Way To Look Up The Contract We Signed At PSD On The App? If Not, Who Can We Contact To Get A Copy Of The Contract?

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Jay B.'s Comment
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During my home time I was offered a decent local driving position. However I don't know if I'm still under the one year contract with Prime. If the contract includes the time we spent on the PSD phase then I'm good, but If it doesn't start until we are officially hired at the start of the TNT phase then I'll have to wait a few more weeks and might lose out on this position. I went to the app and under the contracts tab there's is nothing there., but I do remember signing a contract. Does anyone know where I can find out who to contact to find out when my contract ends? Thanks in advance.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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I believe your official date of hire is the day you passed your CDL exam. Your contract began on that day.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Yep. Turtle is correct. You officially start once you get that CDL. I have no idea where you can find that contract info.

Post that question on the "Prime Inc. - Professional Drivers" Facebook page. Maybe they can offer you some help. Your FM might be able to help you with that too although he/she might be off for the holiday weekend.

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.

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.
Pacific Pearl's Comment
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You can also check your recent pay stubs. While your training was free you are still responsible for paying income tax on the value of the training you received when your contract is complete. You should see an extra dollar amount added to your your gross pay, taxed, then deducted from your pay.

When I completed my contract (not at Prime) I saw $375 added to my pay, taxed and then deducted from my pay every week for four weeks. I called payroll to ask about why they were doing this. It didn't click because if I didn't complete my contract I would have been on the hook for $6,000. Turns out the value of the training I received was only $1,500.

Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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Open your Prime mobile app. My Prime > My Progress. Your hire date will be right there at the top of the page, along with your CDL expiration date, Medical expiration date, and next anniversary date.

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.
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