Upgrading In Springfield For Prime

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Jeremiah's Comment
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So I'm done with all my training now its time for the real training to start. Now I know some people say prime school sucks or whatever else . But to me its been a great experience I had some scary times where I thought oh crap I'm going off this cliff in Oregon. Or holy bananas this truck is going to roll. Haha but my PSD trainer was great I'm really glad I chose flatbed. Now my TnT was amazing we avg 6500 a week. So weeks I hit 7400 yea and he would buy me dinner haha. Now I would have been done on sep 4 but my Lil girl was born so I took 3 weeks off. And now I'm going sun to Springfield to upgrade. Now if anyone is going to be there this week give me a holla.

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.

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.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Congrats on the baby girl and upgrading

David's Comment
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First off Congrats on the girl.. Glad to hear you had the opportunity to be there.

Second congrats on the upgrade. Now you will have to baby's to tend to. ;) lol.

MRC's Comment
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Congrats!! There is nothing more special than holding your child and bonding. Awesome about the job to.smile.gif

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Jeremiah!

Wow, you just got handed a double fist of responsibility. Hang in there.

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