Does Prime Trucking Do Hair Follicle Drug Test?

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L_Antonio 's Comment
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My father passed away 3 weeks ago and I smoked twice before that I haven't smoked in 5yrs and I really want to drive for prime trucking.. I leave in May and wanted to kno if the drug test was hair follicle or your urinalysis? Plz help!!!! (Recent grads or current student reply)

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Carter's Comment
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My father passed away 3 weeks ago and I smoked twice before that I haven't smoked in 5yrs and I really want to drive for prime trucking.. I leave in May and wanted to kno if the drug test was hair follicle or your urinalysis? Plz help!!!! (Recent grads or current student reply)

No, urine only. I'm just about done with my training and went through testing at the end of January.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

L_Antonio 's Comment
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My father passed away 3 weeks ago and I smoked twice before that I haven't smoked in 5yrs and I really want to drive for prime trucking.. I leave in May and wanted to kno if the drug test was hair follicle or your urinalysis? Plz help!!!! (Recent grads or current student reply)

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No, urine only. I'm just about done with my training and went through testing at the end of January.

Thank u sooooo much man dang I wish I could put u down as a reference!!!!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

L_Antonio 's Comment
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My father passed away 3 weeks ago and I smoked twice before that I haven't smoked in 5yrs and I really want to drive for prime trucking.. I leave in May and wanted to kno if the drug test was hair follicle or your urinalysis? Plz help!!!! (Recent grads or current student reply)

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No, urine only. I'm just about done with my training and went through testing at the end of January.

Also the recruiter told me that all meals are paid for. U get loans while in training I think she said $200 and that I I make $700 when I reach my mentor phase of training. Is any of that tru ?

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Carter's Comment
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Also the recruiter told me that all meals are paid for. U get loans while in training I think she said $200 and that I I make $700 when I reach my mentor phase of training. Is any of that tru ?

I had my CDL when I came to Prime, so I didn't do the first phase. My understanding is that you get a $200 weekly advance that you have to pay back at a rate of $50 per week when you finish training. the 3 days I was at the Pittston terminal all of my meals were paid for.

Here is the thing about pay once you move to the mentor phase. Yes, as long as you are running every day, you will get $700 per week. Home time (yours, or your trainer) is not paid. Now, and this is important, if you and your trainer bust your humps and rack up the miles, you will make more than $700.

I'm in my last 2 weeks of training (I chose to stay longer because there are still things i need to learn and my trainer is happy to have me racking up miles) and my last check was over $900 before taxes and such.

I have yet to hear of any company that even comes close to touching that for people still in training.

Hopefully someone else can fill in the details on the PSD portion of training.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Cody B.'s Comment
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Also the recruiter told me that all meals are paid for. U get loans while in training I think she said $200 and that I I make $700 when I reach my mentor phase of training. Is any of that tru ?

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I had my CDL when I came to Prime, so I didn't do the first phase. My understanding is that you get a $200 weekly advance that you have to pay back at a rate of $50 per week when you finish training. the 3 days I was at the Pittston terminal all of my meals were paid for.

Here is the thing about pay once you move to the mentor phase. Yes, as long as you are running every day, you will get $700 per week. Home time (yours, or your trainer) is not paid. Now, and this is important, if you and your trainer bust your humps and rack up the miles, you will make more than $700.

I'm in my last 2 weeks of training (I chose to stay longer because there are still things i need to learn and my trainer is happy to have me racking up miles) and my last check was over $900 before taxes and such.

I have yet to hear of any company that even comes close to touching that for people still in training.

Hopefully someone else can fill in the details on the PSD portion of training.

Carter did you have to have your tanker endorsement before going to orientation? If so did you need your hazmat too?

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
Josh S.'s Comment
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The 200 per week is paid in 25 dollar payments pulled from check. You will need tanker endorsement on your permit to drive. I've heard mixed things on needing hazmat , but it would be better to have it because it makes you available to more loads.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Carter's Comment
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Carter did you have to have your tanker endorsement before going to orientation? If so did you need your hazmattoo?

I got both of them when I got my license, so not sure if they would have made me get them, or not. That's a good question.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Ty M.'s Comment
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I'm doing PSD now with prime and you do need tanker but its wicked easy.

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.
L_Antonio 's Comment
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I'm doing PSD now with prime and you do need tanker but its wicked easy.

Ty M. How far along are u? So it's 4 days then on the road training for 3wks then u take your road test? And also was the drug test hair sample or urine sample? Oh yea how's the hotel lol ?

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.
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