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James U.'s Comment
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Hey everyone I know I haven't been on here much since going back to Prime in April. but since I have been back and running hard and with the record I have with this company in the past. I became a PSD instructor and have my first student testing out on Wednesday I have worked very hard with this guy got him shifting good and his fuel mpg up to 8.75.. had him on the pad today and he did awesome. Got the backing down real quick his parallel parking was perfect on the first shot blindside and site side. I know he is nervous. I told him how good he is and how great he is doing. I feel its my kid going to get his driver lic. For the first time. He will make a great safe driver. I hope he passes the first time out. I know I am nervous also but I am not showing it. Wednesday for those couple of hours he is testing will feel like days to me since I am not allowed to watch and have to sit in a office with no windows. oh boyyyy

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.
Matt W.'s Comment
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James, Sounds like your just the kind of trainer that is needed. I'm sure with the kind of instruction you have been giving your student he will be just fine. Congrats in advance to both you and him. I hope that I'm able to find a trainer to teach me as well, and care about it as much as it sounds like you do.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's cool man! Let us know how it turns out for him.

Magoo's Comment
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If/when I get in this business I hope I get a trainer that cares as much as you. Good on ya. And good luck to your student!

James U.'s Comment
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Thank you everyone. I will let you all know how it goes. I found what I really like to do and its being a PSD instructor. On my off time with him I am in the simm lab helping new students to learn how to shift.

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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