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Karri W.'s Comment
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Day 1: I choice to take a plane into Kansas City missouri. First off let me tell you if you can find a ticket at a decent price like I did do it.

Got to Springfield Missouri on sunday afternoon. The shuttle from the hotel was short but only could seat like 8 of us and baggage. Unorganized at that. Got to the hotel. The folks in the lobby unprofessional. Wanted my own room since I wanted to sleep and study. Walked to Wal mart as we were told that there might be a box lunch/ dinner available for us after 4pm. Got a fee item that I could snack on during the week fridge in room was wonderful. No.microwave. drivers lounge has one though.

Day 2: Monday morning 83 people were pulled into a classroom and all handed dot physical paperwork. Oh and the day before you were handed a packet that you need to fill out before Monday no is ands or butts. After filling out your dot packets you stood in line for drug or an interview. Either way your in line all day. Heads up if your going Do Not take any medications or disclose them if your in any kind of med for weight , sleep, depression. STOP TAKING THE 30 DAYS PRIOR AND GET A NOTE FROM YOUR DR OR DO NOT DISCLOSE. During your DOT physical remember that not once do you see the Dr only a PA that dictates your sleep study or not. The process of that was a joke the MA measured my neck said it was one size. It was measured again by another nurse and another size.

Day 3: At this point you've had no classroom training at all. Be advised the first week is all paperwork and going through the moitions. I sat around waiting on the DOT Dr for most of the week. I found out that I needed a release of medication from my dr which I got ASAP for them on Wednesday. Paseed all my permit tests and continued to wait. Went to get my medical card and was told to go see the nurse. The nurse told me that I needed to pack and go home. Or call my dr for a release of medication. Again this is an MA not a nurse. I called my Dr again and he's sent it again and then 3 more times on Thursday. This was not good enough I was told to go home again. Made arrangements since my recruiter was unavailable to help me out. After a nice chuck of change to get back home on my own. I get a call from the head of recruiting telling me not to go anywhere my dr personally just called and I was good.

Day : 4 So I get up go to roll call after breakfast. I'm still waiting. I wait til 10 am when I get a call telling me I'm sorry but you need to go home but you can come back after 30 dsys. They bought my bus ticket home. Luckly I was able to refund my tickets cuz after being there for a week and waiting there was still no money. So I sit around all day cuz my bus is not leaving til sat morning at 6 am.

I will tell you that Prime is a good company I've meet some amazing drivers and trainers for Prime. Their outside DOT Dr is not up to par. The lack of knowledge of drug testing is also unbelievable. When you take a urine sample there are laws that must be followed and there are HI PA laws also.

Like I said I passed all my permit test it's good for 90 days. I'll be returning since I was complete. But I will be getting my own DOT physical and a sleep test done if needed by my own dr who is a certified DOT dr too.

Keep up the amazing work that you do here a TTYL the training material is by far the best I've come across.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Randall H's Comment
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But I will be getting my own DOT physical and a sleep test done if needed by my own dr who is a certified DOT dr too.

Regardless if you get your own physical...I did to take my permit test before going to Prime...... you still have to do their DOT physical when you get there....no exceptions. What you experienced is why I mentioned that kind of stuff on my "Diaries of Randy J. @ Prime, Inc." Because of the way the whole system works (money being the driving force), there are things prospective students need to know to help not becoming the victim of the process.....being sent home instead of getting it all in hand BEFORE leaving home. Good luck once you get back here. Hang tough. It can be a grinding process of patience and perseverance.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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