Accepted To Prime Orientation Can't Wait Jan 5th

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Brian M.'s Comment
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Just to shout out that I have been accepted to Prime Inc for the January 5th Orientation. Thanks everyone for their guidance so far I will be taking my permit test down in Florida on the 15th and test on the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination, Passenger, Tanker, and Doubles and Triples.

I have been studying the High Road Trucking Course like a mad man for the past 2 weeks. I can complete the units I need for the Permit with a 97 to 99% proficiency ( I always make a few stupid mistakes and it kills me). Now that I'm accepted I will also be adding the Pre-trip Inspection section. Between Daniels Prime pre-trip inspection and High Road test modules and flashcards I hope I can become proficient enough to pass on the first try. I have lofty goals. Brian

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Mike H.'s Comment
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Good luck!! Study hard and treat that first week like an interview.

Welcome to the family

David L.'s Comment
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The FL test is computerized and has a "skip" function. Use it if you have one you don't know the answer cold. Often you'll pass without getting back to the skipped question. Good luck.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Just to shout out that I have been accepted to Prime Inc for the January 5th Orientation. Thanks everyone for their guidance so far I will be taking my permit test down in Florida on the 15th and test on the General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination, Passenger, Tanker, and Doubles and Triples.

I have been studying the High Road Trucking Course like a mad man for the past 2 weeks. I can complete the units I need for the Permit with a 97 to 99% proficiency ( I always make a few stupid mistakes and it kills me). Now that I'm accepted I will also be adding the Pre-trip Inspection section. Between Daniels Prime pre-trip inspection and High Road test modules and flashcards I hope I can become proficient enough to pass on the first try. I have lofty goals. Brian

Ha cool man, congrats! I will be there on Jan 5th also. My bus leaves Charlotte NC on Jan 3rd. I got my permit a week ago, but didn't get the Tanker, will need to go back and take that test. High Road is awesome, all I did was study that, I missed 4 on General Knowledge, 1 on air brakes, and none in Combination. When Brad tells you to memorize something you better memorize it because it will probably turn up on the test. I had several braking distance questions, several questions about emergency triangles and placement. Good luck on it and see ya in Springfield MO!

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Brian M.'s Comment
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The FL test is computerized and has a "skip" function. Use it if you have one you don't know the answer cold. Often you'll pass without getting back to the skipped question. Good luck.

Thanks David good to know information. I feel pretty confident but one never knows. How long before you go to Swift. I know your trying to team with your son.

Brian M.'s Comment
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Ha cool man, congrats! I will be there on Jan 5th also. My bus leaves Charlotte NC on Jan 3rd. I got my permit a week ago, but didn't get the Tanker, will need to go back and take that test. High Road is awesome, all I did was study that, I missed 4 on General Knowledge, 1 on air brakes, and none in Combination. When Brad tells you to memorize something you better memorize it because it will probably turn up on the test. I had several braking distance questions, several questions about emergency triangles and placement. Good luck on it and see ya in Springfield MO!

Thanks Matthew, It was a real quick turn around since applying, I just filled out the application last Friday and the recruiter called me on Thursday for a little chat on what I was looking for. The Next day he had the backround check complete and invited me today. That was quick. I haven't got my greyhound ticket yet, Look forward to meeting you as well. Who knows maybe we can study together.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Ha cool man, congrats! I will be there on Jan 5th also. My bus leaves Charlotte NC on Jan 3rd. I got my permit a week ago, but didn't get the Tanker, will need to go back and take that test. High Road is awesome, all I did was study that, I missed 4 on General Knowledge, 1 on air brakes, and none in Combination. When Brad tells you to memorize something you better memorize it because it will probably turn up on the test. I had several braking distance questions, several questions about emergency triangles and placement. Good luck on it and see ya in Springfield MO!

Thanks Matthew, It was a real quick turn around since applying, I just filled out the application last Friday and the recruiter called me on Thursday for a little chat on what I was looking for. The Next day he had the backround check complete and invited me today. That was quick. I haven't got my greyhound ticket yet, Look forward to meeting you as well. Who knows maybe we can study together.

Yeh I used to work for FedEx so I had to get tax records, because they don't talk to people about former employees, they use the work line. It took me like 2 days to get the acceptance, I will get my bus ticket on the 26th as my recruiter is off the week of the 29th. It will be fun, I am excited and anxious all at the same time. Never been away from my wife and kids for that long so that will be tough, but you can stand on your head and gargle peanut butter if you have to.

David L.'s Comment
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The FL test is computerized and has a "skip" function. Use it if you have one you don't know the answer cold. Often you'll pass without getting back to the skipped question. Good luck.

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Thanks David good to know information. I feel pretty confident but one never knows. How long before you go to Swift. I know your trying to team with your son.

I'm scheduled to start at Millington, TN, on 1/5/2015. All I have left is the physical to complete before getting on the dawg.

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