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Ahbleza's Comment
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Well, it's been a number of months since I've made the trip to this here forum, and I do apologize. I must admit that I've been rather busy getting through what I felt was needed to accomplish my goals.

And now here I am, that chubby fellow in the profile pic standing next to his shiny new rig. I joined Prime back in June through the PSD program, got my license in July and was all ready to get my own truck by September I think. Doesn't matter though, My trainer and I hit it off like old friends and I decided I could benefit from his years of experience throughout the winter. I asked and he agreed , I would team with him through the winter and into the spring. I liked it a lot, and he was indeed a great guy, we got along famously...So why didn't I stay on with him...The call of the open road? his feet smelled? My feet smelled? ... To be honest I felt like I needed to venture out on my own, I kind of missed my solitary life. Also, I must say I envied the challenge of succeeding on my own. As a team we never failed, we, in short, rocked it. I don't regret that decision in the slightest. Now it's my time, to prove it to myself I made the right decision. This first week has been rough it is getting easier though.

Overall I would just like to say thank you to all of you that answered my questions, made me laugh, and taught me what it is to be what I am today, A Bonafide Product Relocation Engineer, aka Truck Driver


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


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.
Ahbleza's Comment
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And I'll say it first........Missouri already labeled the truck. It's like having a specialty plate..... POS......Heck when I first saw it I was bored and came up with this line...

"OH!!! Ate A Piece of S***!"........I even filed it under things a common house fly might say.

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