Looking For A Prime Instructor For PSD

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Terry C.'s Comment
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Well dang, if you listened to rap I was gonna suggest Terry C.

You guys are freaking hilarious!!! Anyway Jeremy, I'm in Springfield right now. My student tested today and failed his skills test. DOH!! Because he didn't listen what I've been telling him about not backing up when you can't see your target. Anyway bud, couple of things here:

First you're from Auburn?? That is very awesome I'm originally from Meadow Vista!! I have many friends and family in Auburn. I went to Chana High for a couple of years. I am going on home time after my student gets his CDL but I'm not looking for a student because I'm taking a leave of absence August 6th for a trip to Jamaica. So After I come off of home time I won't have time to train someone. Plus I can't take you home while you're a PSD otherwise I'd grab you up. I live in Daytona Beach which is a great place to have down time, but I can't leave you in the truck for 4 days and I don't make enough money to put you up in a motel. I'm not sure my FM would let me take someone on home time anyway although since you've been sitting awhile they may make an exception.

My student retests Sunday. We'll be on the pad tomorrow the 4th at the millennium building from 10 to 12 and again from 2 to 4 on pad C. Stop by if you wish and I'll work with you on pretrip or show you some pointers on doing the backing maneuvers. If you come to the pad just please make sure to wear your safety vest. I'm pretty sure my student would be ok with you taking some wheel time as he doesn't really need the practice all that much, he just needs to remember what I've been telling him when he tests =)

And sorry Daniel, you must have talked to a different Terry......I in no way shape or form listen to Tupac. wtf.gif I'd much rather listen to a truck stop men's room with 6 drivers suffering from explosive diarrhea. rofl-1.gif

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.

Fm:

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.

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.
Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Small world, I lived in meadow vista for a bit and worked at the holiday market.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Sorry about the double post, I'm not sure where pad c is. Is it prime east or somewhere else? Prime east is the only place we have been going.

And technically I don't live in Auburn anymore I put everything in storage so I don't mind where I go really. I have friends and family out there and a couch to sleep on that's about it. Just going to keep being patient I think and hope it all works out.

Terry C.'s Comment
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Pad c is at the millennium building. It's the exam pad where you actually take your test. I'll pm you my phone number

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I'm not sure how to recieve a pm on here. I couldn't find any emails.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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I'm not sure how to recieve a pm on here. I couldn't find any emails.

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It comes to the email you signed up with I think. Check your spam box.

Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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I wish you weren't taking off Terry because I have family in Florida that I could visit if I was to go out on the road with ya LOL rofl-3.gif . That is my fault though for waiting to pull the trigger, I could kick myself now.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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So something came up with my instructor he is helping people who are having a bad time learning things and it doesn't look like it's gonna work out for me. Had a load leaving tomorrow but now he said to look for another or wait.

Well I've been waiting in Missouri for almost a month now and I'm not sure if it's just bad luck or just the way it works sometimes.

So I'm putting it on here again. Any PSD instructors for prime looking for a student? I pretty much have the pre trip memorized and am doing my best to not be discouraged. I'm a smoker but will grab some nicotine patches if it means I'll get outta here sooner.

There's students that got here same time as me and are now testing out. As you can see its a little frustrating sitting here for a month with hopes being squashed almost daily.

Any help would be appreciated. If you have friends who are instructors it would help as well. Just someone who can teach me to get my CDL and start rolling so I can make money and hopefully make prime some money.

Thank you

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.

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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Just want to vouch for Jeremy here. Definitely an easy student for any available instructor, I'm seeing him on the pad studying every hour of every day. How he hasn't been picked yet is beyond me because I think he's an easy trifecta.

PS... I would be all over getting you if it wasn't for the cigs :/. Maybe this is a sign to quit smoking haha

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You've been waiting a month?? That's shameful, really. Shame on Prime for letting that happen to someone.

Jeremy, you're awesome for hangin in there and staying positive. It seems you must realize that this will all be trivial someday - just a story to tell people about how difficult it was to get started in this industry. Don't give up on it. Hang in there and stay focused on the goal.

Most people who would say they failed to reach a goal didn't really fail. They quit before they succeeded. Determination is a prominent trait in all successful people. If you hang in there, keep a great attitude, and do whatever it takes to make this happen then it will happen. It happens differently for each person and the road is rarely easy nor fair. But once you get where you want to go the challenges will just make it that much sweeter.

Hang in there man! Prime's a great company but they're dropping the ball on this one. But don't let that deter you. They'll get this fixed and you'll be rewarded many times over for staying the course.

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