Is Prime Short Of Instructors

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New Beginning's Comment
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Will be going to Prime orientation as a student on July 13th and have been seeing post of current students having to hang around a couple weeks after orientation. Is there a shortage of trainers? I believe Prime is a good place for me to train, but I am not looking forward to having to wait around. I know there are current Prime drivers on this forum and that's the main reason I choose Prime, because of all of the positive things said on this sight. I know you Prime drivers say it's up to the student how fast a trainer picks you, but I don't want to be in a competition, I want to drive. It's not that I am not patient, I am just eager to get started with my training and new career.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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Great Answer!

To me it depends on how you are to others and how energetic you are to find a trainer, going back to your room and not socializing might be a bad thing. I know for me that is going to be tough when I go as I am not overly social, but I think I can wing it for a few days without it wrecking my brain LOL. As far as the "shortage" I think it boils down to, do not think I am saying people on here, those individuals are being antisocial and not getting a second look from trainers, or are waiting for the perfect match up that may or may not happen. For me I can work with most people be them smokers or not and music choice isn't really that big of a deal breaker, and as far as location I have family in Florida who I am sure I could room with for a few days so I do not need to come back to Michigan.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Great Answer!

To me it depends on how you are to others and how energetic you are to find a trainer, going back to your room and not socializing might be a bad thing. I know for me that is going to be tough when I go as I am not overly social, but I think I can wing it for a few days without it wrecking my brain LOL. As far as the "shortage" I think it boils down to, do not think I am saying people on here, those individuals are being antisocial.

Honestly I've been here since the 22nd of June and it feels like there's quite a few of us waiting. It's not being antisocial, most people got a call from an instructor. I haven't had a single call and everyone I talk to none of them want anything to do with the West. First people that got picked up were the ladies, then the older folks. From my group the majority of the people left are younger males who are not from the South.

But like I said, it's the holidays and I imagine alot of people if given the opportunity are going to take time off for the 4th of July. I'm hoping by Monday when another group gets here most will be cleared out.

I haven't been antisocial, and have done everything I was told to do, padded every thing on the first try with 100's all across the board for my permit and shif ting eval. (Thanks to the high road training program) The primary shortfall I see is there's too many people, I imagine it works like this though quite often and clears out over time. Some of us just don't have any luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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Great Answer!

To me it depends on how you are to others and how energetic you are to find a trainer, going back to your room and not socializing might be a bad thing. I know for me that is going to be tough when I go as I am not overly social, but I think I can wing it for a few days without it wrecking my brain LOL. As far as the "shortage" I think it boils down to, do not think I am saying people on here, those individuals are being antisocial and not getting a second look from trainers, or are waiting for the perfect match up that may or may not happen. For me I can work with most people be them smokers or not and music choice isn't really that big of a deal breaker, and as far as location I have family in Florida who I am sure I could room with for a few days so I do not need to come back to Michigan.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Comment
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I'm headed that way on the 13th as well! See ya there.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I'm waiting for one but then again it's the holidays and I'm from california. Cali is pretty far from missouri my friend about 1,800 miles.

Annee's Comment
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I'm headed that way on the 13th as well! See ya there.

I will also be there on the 13th. Yea, can't wait to get started.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Great Answer!

To me it depends on how you are to others and how energetic you are to find a trainer, going back to your room and not socializing might be a bad thing. I know for me that is going to be tough when I go as I am not overly social, but I think I can wing it for a few days without it wrecking my brain LOL. As far as the "shortage" I think it boils down to, do not think I am saying people on here, those individuals are being antisocial.

Honestly I've been here since the 22nd of June and it feels like there's quite a few of us waiting. It's not being antisocial, most people got a call from an instructor. I haven't had a single call and everyone I talk to none of them want anything to do with the West. First people that got picked up were the ladies, then the older folks. From my group the majority of the people left are younger males who are not from the South.

But like I said, it's the holidays and I imagine alot of people if given the opportunity are going to take time off for the 4th of July. I'm hoping by Monday when another group gets here most will be cleared out.

I haven't been antisocial, and have done everything I was told to do, padded every thing on the first try with 100's all across the board for my permit and shif ting eval. (Thanks to the high road training program) The primary shortfall I see is there's too many people, I imagine it works like this though quite often and clears out over time. Some of us just don't have any luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey Jeremy I'll be in Springfield tomorrow to prepare my student for the test. If you would like we could drag you along so you can get a head start on your backing. We'll be practicing on the pad for a day or two.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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If anything I can take some notes and pay attention I'm sure I'll learn something. I don't want to take time from anyone who is learning for a test though. Let me know it would absolutely be beneficial.

New Beginning's Comment
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To me it depends on how you are to others and how energetic you are to find a trainer, going back to your room and not socializing might be a bad thing. I know for me that is going to be tough when I go as I am not overly social, but I think I can wing it for a few days without it wrecking my brain LOL. As far as the "shortage" I think it boils down to, do not think I am saying people on here, those individuals are being antisocial.

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Honestly I've been here since the 22nd of June and it feels like there's quite a few of us waiting. It's not being antisocial, most people got a call from an instructor. I haven't had a single call and everyone I talk to none of them want anything to do with the West. First people that got picked up were the ladies, then the older folks. From my group the majority of the people left are younger males who are not from the South.

But like I said, it's the holidays and I imagine alot of people if given the opportunity are going to take time off for the 4th of July. I'm hoping by Monday when another group gets here most will be cleared out.

I haven't been antisocial, and have done everything I was told to do, padded every thing on the first try with 100's all across the board for my permit and shif ting eval. (Thanks to the high road training program) The primary shortfall I see is there's too many people, I imagine it works like this though quite often and clears out over time. Some of us just don't have any luck.

Hey Jeremy been following your post and first I want to say I admire your patience. Your post have been helpful. Hopefully by the 13th you will be updating us on how things are out there on the road. Glad to hear that Daniel is offering you a chance to get some pad time in if your still available. I follow his post on all subjects because he really seems to care about those of us who are entering his profession. I know when I get to Prime I will be looking to find Daniel if not to train me, then to ask his perspective on things as it relates to the job of being a driver. Although I am anxious to get started, I also want to be sure that the person training me wants to see me succeed. I am quitting my job to start a career so I will do anything I have to to be great at driving a truck. Keep us incoming newbies informed on your progress. Your post as well as others going through Prime training are helpful and inspirational. p.s. To the Prime trainers, I like rap music, but I am just as comfortable listening to The Eagles, Lynard Skynard, Journey, and similar bands.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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If anything I can take some notes and pay attention I'm sure I'll learn something. I don't want to take time from anyone who is learning for a test though. Let me know it would absolutely be beneficial.

Oh no I don't see it that way. My student will eventually want a break (he's the type that does the activity and then has to think about it for 20 minutes) and when he will want a break you can take the wheel for a few maneuvers.

I think you would actually benefit us because I want him to get used to a stranger watching his every move.

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