Question About Being A Prime TNT Trainer.

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Jason M.'s Comment
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Hey all. So I am still in my own TNT phase but I was trying to figure out how the pay works for a company driver that is a trainer. My trainer has always been lease so he isn't sure. Would the company trainer be paid by the load or miles? And then does the TNT guys pay come out of the trainers pocket (like with the lease guys)?



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 14ยข 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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Here's how it works to my knowledge.

The trainee gets 700$ or .12cpm whichever is greater.

The trainer still gets a mileage pay, not a percentage pay. His pay stays the same as if he was driving a full size truck solo.

So in a full size truck I make .40cpm, the student will get .12cpm of my .40cpm which will leave me with .28cpm on all miles.

5000 x .28cpm = Trainer makes 1,400$.

5000 x .12cpm = Student makes 600$. But remember it's 700$ or .12cpm whichever is greater. So in this case he would pocket 700$.

6500 x .28cpm = Trainer makes 1820$.

6500 x .12cpm = Student makes 780$.

That doesn't count the fuel bonuses for each load - Trainer pockets all the fuel bonuses.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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