3 Weeks Into Training WIth Prime Inc

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Cj W.'s Comment
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Hello everyone. This is my second time posting on this site. well I have been with prime since April 23,2013. Sorry for just writing on my process. Anyways I did arrive at prime with no permit,I do advise future students to already have your permit before coming here because you will be ahead of the game. I did pass all tests require to get a cdl permit in Mo. Don't get any endorsements unless you from MO,they won't be able to transfer to your home state. So on friday the 26th of april I left out with a trainer. He had a load to deliver at 12 am. It was actually snowing that night so of course I didn't drive. I have never driven any manuel vehicles,so learning how to drive was difficult for me,but my trainer was patience and help me out a lot. Now being in my 3rd week I can shift pretty good now. Me and my trainer did have a fallout within my 2nd week. We did talk it out and came to understanding of each other. I been to Ohio,Virginia,PA,NJ,NC,MI,IL. So far I enjoying myself on the road. It definitely not easy,you will have moments when you wanna just quit. I will keep yall updated with my process with training. I do head back to MO next week to test,so wish me good luck.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mike H's Comment
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Good to hear. Keep it safe and good luck. You will be a master of shifting in no time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey glad to hear things are going along pretty well for ya and I'm really glad that you and your trainer were able to work out your differences. You're going to have some of that when you're stuck in a tiny space with someone 24/7.

And it's funny you mentioned that there will be times you'll want to quit because I've always told everyone that. Almost everyone at some point in the first few months of their trucking career think they've either chosen the wrong company to work for or chosen the wrong career altogether. Trucking will test you in every way imaginable and you really have to dedicate yourself to seeing it through that first year no matter what. I hope you'll stick it out. It gets quite a bit easier as you learn more and more about life on the road, that's for sure! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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