Starting Prime On The 4th

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Josh S.'s Comment
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After about a month of waiting, the time is almost here. So I know I have everything on my check list that the company sent me but was wondering if you guys know of anything else I will need. I have:
1. Permit, got this back on the 7th.
2. All my paper work is together.
3. Clothes/bathroom stuff gathered and ready.
4. Journal/pens/highlighters.
5. Chargers for both phone and razor.
6. Arrangements made to pay bills.
Is there is anything else that you think I may need? I currently do not have a laptop or tablet, so I will be dependent on my smart phone for now. I will take a couple books with me, but can you recommend another cheap form of entertainment for my down time? Also is anyone else on here that is going to be there from TT?

Jopa's Comment
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Is there is anything else that you think I may need? I currently do not have a laptop or tablet, so I will be dependent on my smart phone for now. I will take a couple books with me, but can you recommend another cheap form of entertainment for my down time? Also is anyone else on here that is going to be there from TT?

Surely you jest . . . and don't call me Shirley . . .

Actually, any extra time you have will be wisely used in memorizing the Pre-check list of items and procedures . . . EVERY spare minute is used wisely in this endeavor . . . remember, the VERBIAGE is VERY important so memorize it just as it is written (you will be given a hand out in the first orientation meeting) . . . and DO NOT BE LATE for ANY class/meeting . . . the whole orientation week is an interview and they are watching how you behave - it is predictive of what you will be like as an employee . . . ALSO, master the High Road Trucking material on this website here and if possible arrive with your CDL-A Permit in hand from your home state . . . this will alleviate all sorts of pressure and make it so you MIGHT have some down time in need of entertainment . . . good luck . . .

Jopa

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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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Hi Josh...You've got about everything you'll need and if you don't there is a Walmart about 5 min's walk from the Campus Inn. Learn the Pre-Trip and know that the In Cab is where most people blow it....I messed up on the Air Brake Test so everyday or as often as possible practice some of the Pre-Trip so you'll be bullet proof when it comes time to test...! Good Luck and Welcome to Prime Inc.

Ken C

Josh S.'s Comment
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Well I have made it through the first couple of days with no problems. dancing-banana.gif Jopa, I still have not received a handout about pretrip. Well have to go to DMV today to get my permit transfered and have a few classes.

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.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey Josh Welcome to Prime Inc.

Ken C

Carl P.'s Comment
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Welcome to prime man. You'll get a pretrip worksheet. Best advice is to know it and look at it every day! !!!!

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