Is Anyone Currently In Prime Psd Training?

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L_Antonio 's Comment
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Hey I got a few question about prime psd training from someone who is there now in Missouri.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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What's your question?

L_Antonio 's Comment
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What's your question?

If you arrive on Sunday afternoon the day before training what do you do? Where do check in at?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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What's your question?

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If you arrive on Sunday afternoon the day before training what do you do? Where do check in at?

You'll check in at the Campus Inn. Don't stress it, it'll be very obvious - they'll be about 120 other students.

Jason B.'s Comment
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Did you go through there training program Daniel? How did you like it? Did you feel like you got good training?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

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 didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

Daniel I signed up for flatbed with prime. Will I be with a one on one instructor that drives flatbed before I take my skills test and also will my skills test be done in a flatbed. Kind worried about the skills test😪 I've never driving a manual before so i don't know what to aspect. HELP!!!

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.
Bud A.'s Comment
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I didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

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Daniel I signed up for flatbed with prime. Will I be with a one on one instructor that drives flatbed before I take my skills test and also will my skills test be done in a flatbed. Kind worried about the skills test😪 I've never driving a manual before so i don't know what to aspect. HELP!!!

I'm a flatbedder and went through Prime's program. I would recommend doing PSD with a flatbedder since you learn to drive and back with a split axle trailer, and you start learning securement from the start. There are more instructors that pull reefers than flatbeds, though, so you may end up waiting longer to go out for PSD if you hold out for a flatbed PSD trainer.

You will test with whatever kind of trailer you were pulling during PSD, so yes, if you do flatbed during PSD, you will test with a 48' flatbed.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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 didn't go through the PSD program. Prime was my second company so I came in with experience.

I was however an Instructor at Prime. I taught at the PSD level.

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Daniel I signed up for flatbed with prime. Will I be with a one on one instructor that drives flatbed before I take my skills test and also will my skills test be done in a flatbed. Kind worried about the skills test😪 I've never driving a manual before so i don't know what to aspect. HELP!!!

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I'm a flatbedder and went through Prime's program. I would recommend doing PSD with a flatbedder since you learn to drive and back with a split axle trailer, and you start learning securement from the start. There are more instructors that pull reefers than flatbeds, though, so you may end up waiting longer to go out for PSD if you hold out for a flatbed PSD trainer.

You will test with whatever kind of trailer you were pulling during PSD, so yes, if you do flatbed during PSD, you will test with a 48' flatbed.

Compared to a dry van/reefer is the skills test backing a lil easier?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I wouldn't recommend doing the PSD phase with a flatbedder. I would do PSD in a reefer and then when you get your license and do the team driving phase (TNT) I would go on a flatbedders truck.

Many reasons, you have folks waiting up to 2 weeks for an instructor and 90% of instructors are reefer drivers. If you hold out for a flatbed instructor, prepare to wait a month at the terminal.

Also, during the PSD phase you'll be overwhelmed by having to learn how to back for the first time, how to shift gears and double clutch , as well as the pretrip inspection on top of all the other small things. And now you'll have to learn how to secure loads? Make it easier on yourself and drive reefer during PSD.

Also, learning how to back up a split axle trailer is tougher than backing up a reefer trailer. Just because it'll be a 48' trailer doesn't mean it'll be any easier. I highly recommend you do PSD in a reefer and TNT in a flatbed.

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.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

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