A Primer On Prime (get It?)

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Jopa's Comment
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Hey everyone, I finally got out on the road with an instructor (PSD phase - Prime Student Driver) and I want to explain a lot of stuff that happened at the Prime orientation for future reference and or the edification of all the potential students here about - thing is I finally got access to this website and my back is hurting so much (and my trainer is watching one of those ridiculous "court" shows where everyone yells at each other and I want to shoot the f@*^%#&! TV) so I will do this later. I'll try to keep in brief, to the point and interesting. No promises, though . . . stay tuned . . .

Jopa

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.
PorkChop's Comment
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Holy Smokes! Jopa! Are you actually out on the road? I was starting to think that it would never happen!!

Congratultions! Hope it goes well for you. Do you think your back pain is from your recent fall at church, or something new?

LittleJoe

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Congrats on getting out there Jopa. It was good getting to meet you. Along with Daniel B. Ken and the other TT members. Stay safe out there. There is a lot of learning to do yet.

Chris L.'s Comment
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Is there anyone at Prime this week, I'm here now. You probley all out on the road by now.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Jopa!

I know you've burned through that big fat stack of money you took with you, hopefully your trainer will feed you once a day just to keep you from starving until you can start getting a paycheck. Hang in there, sometimes it's gonna seem like a crazy pipe dream, but you'll get there.

Randall H's Comment
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Is there anyone at Prime this week, I'm here now. You probley all out on the road by now.

I am in my PSD but here because my instructor is a local only driver. So I am living at the Campus Inn during the next 3 weeks.

Glad to see Jopa and others I met here get going as well. Really enjoyed getting to meet several TT members and other students.

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.
Randall H's Comment
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Is there anyone at Prime this week, I'm here now. You probley all out on the road by now.

I am in my PSD but here because my instructor is a local only driver. So I am living at the Campus Inn during the next 3 weeks.

Glad to see Jopa and others I met here get going as well. Really enjoyed getting to meet several TT members and other students.

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.
Chris L.'s Comment
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Randy do you eat in the cafe when you get back? I'll keep a look out for you, I'm wearing a blue Sygma hat.

Randall H's Comment
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Randy do you eat in the cafe when you get back? I'll keep a look out for you, I'm wearing a blue Sygma hat.

Not much. I have some food in my room and I prefer the Millennium for more choices. But you nay see me in there getting some iced tea. Send me a PM and I'll give you my phone #.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Randy do you eat in the cafe when you get back? I'll keep a look out for you, I'm wearing a blue Sygma hat.

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Not much. I have some food in my room and I prefer the Millennium for more choices. But you nay see me in there getting some iced tea. Send me a PM and I'll give you my phone #.

There's an ALDI across the street at the intersection. Great food over there!

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