Got My CDL!

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Matt M.'s Comment
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Well I passed my CDL test today at Prime Inc! Very happy to pass, even though I didn't trifecta. I passed my pre-trip and backing test no problem yesterday, but nerves got to me on the road test when we hit a confusing road construction area with vested guys controlling the traffic and I illegally turned through an oncoming lane of traffic making my turn (no traffic was coming).

But that's all behind me as I passed the road test easy today. Now the real training begins. It will be nice to start collecting that paycheck and really learning to drive now that I have the basics down. I should be in my own truck by the end of summer, woot.

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.
Silverbolt's Comment
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Well I passed my CDL test today at Prime! Very happy to pass, even though I didn't trifecta. I passed my pre-trip and backing test no problem yesterday, but nerves got to me on the road test when we hit a confusing road construction area with vested guys controlling the traffic and I illegally turned through an oncoming lane of traffic making my turn (no traffic was coming).

But that's all behind me as I passed the road test easy today. Now the real training begins. It will be nice to start collecting that paycheck and really learning to drive now that I have the basics down. I should be in my own truck by the end of summer, woot.

Excellent! Congratulations!

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.
nomad girl's Comment
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Congratulations!

Mad Hatter's Comment
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Are you going to be working at Prime?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Congrats Matt....that's awesome!!

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mountain girl's Comment
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Woo-HOO!

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-mountain girl

Matt M.'s Comment
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Are you going to be working at Prime?

Yes sir, I'll be with Prime for at least a year or two. I have to do 30k miles TNT with the same instructor that did my student phase, then I should upgrade to solo. We're hoping to knock it out in six to eight weeks.

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.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Are you going to be working at Prime?

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Yes sir, I'll be with Prime for at least a year or two. I have to do 30k miles TNT with the same instructor that did my student phase, then I should upgrade to solo. We're hoping to knock it out in six to eight weeks.

Hi Matt and Congrats...

Ken

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.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Congrats!!

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