Prime Inc - The Journey Begins

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Carl S.'s Comment
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Finally official. Just finished the week long orientation at Prime Inc in Pittston. Excited/Hype does not begin to describe me. I am currently just loafing around the terminal washing clothes. My trainer arrives tomorrow morning so I can start my 40,000 miles. I am a bit nervous as I haven't been behind the wheel since I passed my test in mid June

I owe a lot of thanks to the guys on TT. From the CDL material to all the company reviews and comments. I appreciate all you guys do for us new guys just getting into the industry. In fact I think Brett should start his own school. Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joshua C.'s Comment
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Finally official. Just finished the week long orientation at Prime Inc in Pittston. Excited/Hype does not begin to describe me. I am currently just loafing around the terminal washing clothes. My trainer arrives tomorrow morning so I can start my 40,000 miles. I am a bit nervous as I haven't been behind the wheel since I passed my test in mid June

I owe a lot of thanks to the guys on TT. From the CDL material to all the company reviews and comments. I appreciate all you guys do for us new guys just getting into the industry. In fact I think Brett should start his on school. Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

Good luck Carl. Enjoy the ride.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Carl S.'s Comment
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Finally official. Just finished the week long orientation at Prime Inc in Pittston. Excited/Hype does not begin to describe me. I am currently just loafing around the terminal washing clothes. My trainer arrives tomorrow morning so I can start my 40,000 miles. I am a bit nervous as I haven't been behind the wheel since I passed my test in mid June

I owe a lot of thanks to the guys on TT. From the CDL material to all the company reviews and comments. I appreciate all you guys do for us new guys just getting into the industry. In fact I think Brett should start his on school. Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

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Good luck Carl. Enjoy the ride.

Thanks, i'm looking forward to all it has to offer

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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If you think the Pittston terminal is nice, wait until you get to Springfield........

Good luck with your training. I know several of the trainers there, as long as you listen to what they have to tell you, you will do just fine.

Is your trainer based out of Pittston or Springfield? Not that it matters much. They are all (for the most part) very good at helping you with whatever you need help with. Who is your trainers Fleet Manager (FM)? Most of the really good ones are in Springfield.

Ernie

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Anchorman's Comment
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Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

Where did you go to school?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Carl S.'s Comment
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If you think the Pittston terminal is nice, wait until you get to Springfield........

Good luck with your training. I know several of the trainers there, as long as you listen to what they have to tell you, you will do just fine.

Is your trainer based out of Pittston or Springfield? Not that it matters much. They are all (for the most part) very good at helping you with whatever you need help with. Who is your trainers Fleet Manager (FM)? Most of the really good ones are in Springfield.

Ernie

My trainer is based in Springfield. FM is Jonathan Grice also out of SpringMo

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Carl S.'s Comment
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Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

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Where did you go to school?

Smith & Solomon Philadelphia

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tyler Durden's Comment
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Finally official. Just finished the week long orientation at Prime Inc in Pittston. Excited/Hype does not begin to describe me. I am currently just loafing around the terminal washing clothes. My trainer arrives tomorrow morning so I can start my 40,000 miles. I am a bit nervous as I haven't been behind the wheel since I passed my test in mid June

I owe a lot of thanks to the guys on TT. From the CDL material to all the company reviews and comments. I appreciate all you guys do for us new guys just getting into the industry. In fact I think Brett should start his on school. Odd as it sounds I have learned more from this site then I did in school and I gave those guys $4,295

Good luck and keep us all posted of how things are going when you have a free second

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Good luck Carl!

Keep a level head and you will do just fine - training can be tough, it's an adrenaline rush, and your doing things you've never done before - on top of all that you're experiencing information overload! It will seem like it is taking forever while your held captive in that tiny space with a dude you've never even seen before, but it will be over soon enough. Just remember that once you are solo you can do things your own way, but pay attention and learn what you can while you've got someone with you who has a handle on how to get this done.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best of luck to ya! I'm sure glad to hear we helped out.

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