Prime Day 1

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WHITE BOI's Comment
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Wow what a busy day up at 530 breakfast then on to paper work, Medical exam, interview, computer classes. 78 people in class. There seems to be a lot of strange people here. All and all it was a good day. They give you instructions and you better be able to follow and keep up, very fast paced and know ones going to hold your hand. The staff here are helpful when asked questions. It seems they want you to succeed. I'm exhausted.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Welcome to Prime... Your right the 1st few days are going to be fast paced and a lot of the things may seem to be out of control but some of it is a test to see how you react & adapt to sudden senseless changes in schedules or mindless delays....Hang in there and Enjoy Prime Time

Ken

Ahbleza's Comment
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There seems to be a lot of strange people here.

HEY NOW!!! What you mean strange? lol... But really..everything he said is just about right, including the number of "strange" people here. Myself among them.rofl-1.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-3.gif

Jeremiah's Comment
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Hey good luck out there I will be at Prime on 6/30. They said they have too many students not enough trucks haha. So there waiting 2 weeks before they send the next 100 out.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Lots of hurry up and wait but it hasn't been too bad. Passed my permit today and it looks like I have an instructor lined up. Lots of people on the bus to/from the DMV were suggesting trucking truth to the students worried about their permit testing.

I actually walked by Randy this morning but my brain didn't process that it was him fast enough so I didn't get to say hello (don't kill me but your avatar picture on here I think added some pounds!). If you see this I was glad to read your experiences as a PSD , thanks man!

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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.
Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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The first day is the worst. Just remember to be early for everything. The entire week is an interview.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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It won't get any easier. Just take it one day at a time. Just be glad you came prepared! smile.gif

WHITE BOI's Comment
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Day 4 and all is well I have everything in order including a prospect trainer. I'm hoping it works out and we leave on Saturday. I'm ready to Rock N Roll. Prime has been great . There was only 3 of us that made it out to the pad Initially, If you don't catch on your gonna get run over, things move fast you got to step up. Now for the real challenge getting in the trucking and learning not only how to drive but paper work , reading maps, following more directions. adjusting your life to living on the road. This ain't for the faint at heart. Only the strong will survive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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