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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Some of it is how Prime sells that point to people. I remember I as well as people in my class were somewhat unclear about exactly what that 700 guaranteed meant. I never brought home 700 after taxes but I got through it in about 6 weeks. We ran hard. I can speak for myself but let's just say money was very tight a

Just for clarification, the $700 is gross pay before taxes/loan payback ($200/wk while PSD), etc. That is the guaranteed pay. Now if you do more that 5000 miles/wk, then it goes up. But it always was gross pay, not net (after taxes/etc).

Lots of folks get that confused, gross pay and net pay.

Ernie

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.
Nathaniel G.'s Comment
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I should clarify that I was given 200 dollars weekly during psd that you pay back after you get your cdl

Hey I.m Thinking seriously about becoming a Truck driver. I'm currently working in law enforcement so this will be a big change for me. I'm looking at Miller Motto Trucking School in Charleston Sc The cost is $4,000 they say I'll get finished in four weeks if I go fulltime.

I realize that driving these trucks is no joke and I want the best training I can get. I want to make sure I know what I'm doing and not just take a CDl class . I worried about the amount of drive time they said I will get behind the wheel time of 20-25 hours I don't think its going to be enough.

I'm Also concerned that the Company trucks I see them driving id CL England. I was looking at the reviews of the is company and they frankly gave me reason to pause. So I have said I would pay on own schooling cost upfront and then research for the best company to go with after I complete my training.

I looking for a honest Company that will treat me right I'm A hard honest worker but don't want to get with the wrong school or Company. I also need to know what I can expect to be paid after I leave the school and start my over the round training so I can see how to plan my budget.

Two things at are important to me personally is I want to be be with a company that will let me take my wife along from time to time and my small dog. I'm ready to make a change been Military Cop and a teacher kids grown now thinking this would be hard work but enjoyable. Open to advice from you guys.. I have already started study my CDL book and will be getting a Dot Physical next week Planning on starting school here in the next three weeks or so.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.
Serah D.'s Comment
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Some of it is how Prime sells that point to people. I remember I as well as people in my class were somewhat unclear about exactly what that 700 guaranteed meant. I never brought home 700 after taxes but I got through it in about 6 weeks. We ran hard. I can speak for myself but let's just say money was very tight a

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Just for clarification, the $700 is gross pay before taxes/loan payback ($200/wk while PSD), etc. That is the guaranteed pay. Now if you do more that 5000 miles/wk, then it goes up. But it always was gross pay, not net (after taxes/etc).

Lots of folks get that confused, gross pay and net pay.

Ernie

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Sorry about that!!

So now l am thoroughly confused. I called Prime and l was told you get $700 a week during training. Was also quoted a lower figure given during orientation. Is this correct?

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.
Jessica A-M's Comment
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So now l am thoroughly confused. I called Prime and l was told you get $700 a week during training. Was also quoted a lower figure given during orientation. Is this correct?

During orientation (very first week), you don't make and can't borrow money. Once you have your permit and are on the road with your first trainer for 3 weeks (PSD or Prime student driver phase), you're eligible to borrow $200/week from Prime which will then be deducted from later paychecks. Once you are licensed and go into TNT phase (2-3 months) you are guaranteed $700/week before taxes and deductions or a certain amount of cents per mile, whichever is higher.

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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It seems that so many are confused about the difference between gross and net pay.

Gross is the total amount of your pay before deductions (taxes/medical/SS/loan ie $200/wk during PSD phase). This is what you are paid for the number of miles you drive. Example 2000 miles at .43/mile equals $860 before anything is deducted (taxes etc.)

Net is what is deposited into your checking account/pay check after all deductions mentioned above have been taken out.

Not sure what the misunderstanding is all about. Look at your paystub and you will see what I am talking about. The gross is what you start with before all the deductions have been made. What remains is what is deposited into your bank account (net pay).

Ernie

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.
Joshua C.'s Comment
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I started mid November right around Thanksgiving is why I had to wait longer for a trainer. After taxes I'd bring home 600 give or take each week during tnt. I ran nights he ran days. You earn that money trust me lol. You earn your money period with this job but it's worth it.

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.

Serah D.'s Comment
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So now l am thoroughly confused. I called Prime and l was told you get $700 a week during training. Was also quoted a lower figure given during orientation. Is this correct?

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During orientation (very first week), you don't make and can't borrow money. Once you have your permit and are on the road with your first trainer for 3 weeks (PSD or Prime student driver phase), you're eligible to borrow $200/week from Prime which will then be deducted from later paychecks. Once you are licensed and go into TNT phase (2-3 months) you are guaranteed $700/week before taxes and deductions or a certain amount of cents per mile, whichever is higher.

Realist and Ernie, guess my confusion arose from the fact that l already have my cdl. I guess the other questions were for the ones starting off at school.

Now l get it.

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.

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.

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