1st Year Anniversary At Prime... Accident Free

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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Congrats! That is something to be proud of and a real achievement in this business.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Thanks for the answer! I'm checking Prime out the most right now. I definitely have no interest in going lease. Food grade tanker sounded fun too so, definitely another reason I'm considering them.

Stay safe and rubber side down out there!

Prime is a Great place to start a trucking career and even a better place to be once you've finished training and are ready for Going Solo, 3 freight Divisions plus Intermodel and some dedicated accounts make it easy to find something to make you happy. My next goal at Prime will be the PSD and TNT Training courses and then Tanker. Post any questions you have about Prime and you'll get the Truth.. Just ask Daniel

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Ken C.

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.

Katdaddy's Comment
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dancing.gif Great job Ken.... Im a fews weeks away from Heading to Prime as a Newbie.... but I have CR England on my list (cause their training site is 50miles from home( I can come home every night..:) doing my training time.. Money is not the main factor for me I have just retired after 30+ years.. So I wanta see the good old USA and not but a Motor Home..at about 200K.... But boy I sure LIKE PRIMES Perts..:) So the one question is when you get to seat 1 do you have to take the baby truck..hahahaha

Bud A.'s Comment
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Congratulations Ken! That's a real accomplishment.

James U.'s Comment
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Congrats Ken. I. am here at Prime in Springfield Mo. just finished taking the PSD instructor training course. Picked out my student who already has 57 hours under his belt his last instructor and him didn't get a long . He is pretty good . Waiting on a load for tomorrow to get out of here. So today did lots of backups on the pad and drove around.. so I like being a PSD instructor. Lets see how it goes. I feel sorry for all the kids here who don't have instructors right now tho.

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.
Katdaddy's Comment
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Congrats Ken. I. am here at Prime in Springfield Mo. just finished taking the PSD instructor training course. Picked out my student who already has 57 hours under his belt his last instructor and him didn't get a long . He is pretty good . Waiting on a load for tomorrow to get out of here. So today did lots of backups on the pad and drove around.. so I like being a PSD instructor. Lets see how it goes. I feel sorry for all the kids here who don't have instructors right now tho.

U mean there are students there WAITING to go out????? Wow Im due to go there 6/15.....better check who I have next on my list..:) CR England or Pam

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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Congrats Ken. I. am here at Prime in Springfield Mo. just finished taking the PSD instructor training course. Picked out my student who already has 57 hours under his belt his last instructor and him didn't get a long . He is pretty good . Waiting on a load for tomorrow to get out of here. So today did lots of backups on the pad and drove around.. so I like being a PSD instructor. Lets see how it goes. I feel sorry for all the kids here who don't have instructors right now tho.

Yeah I know it's Sad that some of the Students have to wait a week or more for a PSD Instructor but I was lucky and got to go right away with Daniel B. I'm going to take the course in a few weeks and see how well it goes...

Ken C.

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.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Congrats Ken. I. am here at Prime in Springfield Mo. just finished taking the PSD instructor training course. Picked out my student who already has 57 hours under his belt his last instructor and him didn't get a long . He is pretty good . Waiting on a load for tomorrow to get out of here. So today did lots of backups on the pad and drove around.. so I like being a PSD instructor. Lets see how it goes. I feel sorry for all the kids here who don't have instructors right now tho.

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U mean there are students there WAITING to go out????? Wow Im due to go there 6/15.....better check who I have next on my list..:) CR England or Pam

Trust me it's better to wait a few days for a good trainer that you might have something in common with than to just blindly jump out on the road with somebody as a trainer and hope for the best...I see more CR England guys in Jam's because they got a quick crash course for Driver Training and sent out as a Solo Driver before they were really ready... Most of the Students coming to Prime don;t have to wait long for a PSD Instructor but some of the Odd Few will not get picked their 1st, 2nd or 3rd day on the Pad but as long as you are a relatively normal and show interest in the Pre-Trip and look/act like you want to learn then you'll get a Trainer Quickly..

Good Luck and Enjoy the Lifestyle

Ken C.

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.
Ty1on2's Comment
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Thanks for the answer! I'm checking Prime out the most right now. I definitely have no interest in going lease. Food grade tanker sounded fun too so, definitely another reason I'm considering them.

Stay safe and rubber side down out there!

Hello and congrads. on the 1 year driving. Hope I do that well. I start at Prime on 6/1/2015 for orientation. I will be going with a tanker rig. I have heard that Prime is a excellent co. to work for. And you are right about the pay. I wish I had known about the CDL school they offer, its like $150.00 for everything with a year commitment. That's hell of a deal, I had to pay out of pocket $4000.00 for my school, still need there driving training. Well good luck and hope to see you on the road.

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.
Katdaddy's Comment
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Congrats Ken. I. am here at Prime in Springfield Mo. just finished taking the PSD instructor training course. Picked out my student who already has 57 hours under his belt his last instructor and him didn't get a long . He is pretty good . Waiting on a load for tomorrow to get out of here. So today did lots of backups on the pad and drove around.. so I like being a PSD instructor. Lets see how it goes. I feel sorry for all the kids here who don't have instructors right now tho.

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U mean there are students there WAITING to go out????? Wow Im due to go there 6/15.....better check who I have next on my list..:) CR England or Pam

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Trust me it's better to wait a few days for a good trainer that you might have something in common with than to just blindly jump out on the road with somebody as a trainer and hope for the best...I see more CR England guys in Jam's because they got a quick crash course for Driver Training and sent out as a Solo Driver before they were really ready... Most of the Students coming to Prime don;t have to wait long for a PSD Instructor but some of the Odd Few will not get picked their 1st, 2nd or 3rd day on the Pad but as long as you are a relatively normal and show interest in the Pre-Trip and look/act like you want to learn then you'll get a Trainer Quickly..

Good Luck and Enjoy the Lifestyl Good point on the just JUMPING..... So I am 99.9% sure I will b @ on 6/15(anyone else here going that week).. I FOR SURE DONT WANT NO LW...:)....

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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