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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Good to be back ladies and gentlemen! I was training a student through the PSD phase at Prime and now I'm team driving with the student through the TNT phase.

I really wanted to catch up on my Bible reading lately and I poured every other hour into training so I struggled to find time for TruckingTruth.

But now I'm getting accustomed to team driving and things are looking a little easier so let's get back to informative and friendly trucking education!!!

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Excellent! I've been wondering what you were up to. I knew you were training but you can't stop Truthin'!

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Logan M.'s Comment
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Awsome I'm sure your student is very glad to have you! He's had to have heard some of the stories about other trainers! Glad you'll be on your post are great for me to read as a newbie puts a lot of things into perspective.

New Beginning's Comment
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Good to be back ladies and gentlemen! I was training a student through the PSD phase at Prime and now I'm team driving with the student through the TNT phase.

I really wanted to catch up on my Bible reading lately and I poured every other hour into training so I struggled to find time for TruckingTruth.

But now I'm getting accustomed to team driving and things are looking a little easier so let's get back to informative and friendly trucking education!!!

I have shared your name Daniel B, and truckingtruth.com to all of my peers during orientation and even now that I am on the road. This site is awesome. That pre trip post has been spread around Prime campus for three weeks and counting. I hope the instructors include it in their program and give you credit. Anyway, you were missed. Welcome back.

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.

Charles K.'s Comment
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Hey Daniel! Welcome back!

Btw, were you really in Stockton, CA yesterday? I was in Tracy, thought about going to meet you tho. lol

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey I may be one of the original three musketeers but Errol along with his equations has been making my job easy.

New Beginning, man that is so true! I was amazed to see the massive attention that my Prime Pretrip Inspection was receiving.

People weren't just using it, they were putting it as their homemail on their web browser. Everyone that I met or interviewed studied the thread - little did they know who I was.

As a matter of fact, my current student has actually read a lot of my material.

Speaking about my student, he passed on the second attempt. He aced the pretrip inspection and was acing the backing then he pointed out on the parallel. Should have had a trifecta but what are you gonna do? He came back on the second day and did very well. 0 points on pretrip, 3 points on backing and 10 on driving. Funny thing is that he had the same examiner that Ken had last year. So not only was it a good day but I also avenged and redeemed myself from what happened with Ken last year with that examiner. Except this time around he had nothing but great things to say.

Charles, I wasnt in Stockton yesterday but I'm there a lot. Dude message me so we can exchange numbers to meet up one day. Otherwise we'll keep driving past each other without even knowing it.

Brett, I beg you, I super beg you, please edit my Pretrip Inspection thread. There's so many things that are outdated so every week there's at least a hundred folks getting the wrong information. As you know, that thing is my baby haha! Not sure if you've saw it but here's the thread with the information that needs editing.. I would greatly appreciate it.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett, I beg you, I super beg you, please edit my Pretrip Inspection thread. There's so many things that are outdated so every week there's at least a hundred folks getting the wrong information. As you know, that thing is my baby haha! Not sure if you've saw it but here's the thread with the information that needs editing.. I would greatly appreciate it.

Sorry about that! I keep forgetting. I'll get on that.

Terry C.'s Comment
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So you didn't believe me at first when I told you that an instructor at prime mentioned your prep Pretrip thread. Now you see I was telling the truth. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Gladiator 76's Comment
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Who is Daniel B.?

Old School's Comment
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Who is Daniel B.?

Daniel B, is a well known truck driver in this forum who has many distinctions.

He is the worlds smallest truck driver - 98 pounds if you weigh him immediately after he has finished his granola bar and carrot sticks for lunch.

He has a lovely little Russian mail-order bride named "Olga" - she is sweet, but she can definitely out arm wrestle him, so she keeps him on his toes, and on the road most of the time. She stays home and counts the money, constantly trying to get him to run in excess of 4,000 miles a week as a solo driver. When he goes home for some home-time he kisses her hello, and then goes off to the lake to try and catch some fish. When he gets back to the house, she says "Dear, isn't it about time you got back to work now?"

If he were to tell you what the "B" stands for, he would then have to kill you - there's some Russian mafia types that are looking for him, and if they ever saw his real name on this forum, then they would know they've found their man - Sorry Daniel, I hope I didn't just actually give you away by saying that!

He is a well known trainer for new truck drivers at Prime. He had to change his methods a little after he trained his first student though. The guy doing the road test on that first student failed him for driving down the interstate with his feet propped up on the dash, while wearing a sweat suit, and Adiddas tennis shoes. He said the guy looked like he was driving a 1957 Chevy, not a commercial vehicle. I'm not sure what happened in that training time, but I think it was just a "Russian" thing that you and I wouldn't really understand.

His primary distinction though is that he is a very good "stalker" - of me that is. He usually seems to know where I am at all times. He claims he has a tracking device installed on my truck, but I have yet to find it - I've looked thoroughly - but those pesky Russians are good at concealing that type of thing.

I'm proud to call him my friend - here he is with me at a restaurant - he is the little guy that looks like he has a tape worm. He offered to buy my meal that day, but then when we got to the cash register he opened up his wallet and it was empty! That was the third time he has offered to take me to lunch, and then somehow I have to pay the bill each time - he is sneaky like that!

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Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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