Interested in Prime Inc.

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Ryan Brooks, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Ryan Brooks

    Ryan Brooks Bobtail Member

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    I've been doing a bit of research on which company training to go to so I can get my 1 year experience as a new driver. Prime is looking like the best money wise. Home time is not much of a factor for me as I am single and do not have any kids. I am wondering if anyone can tell me the locations that prime trains at and roughly how long it will be from start of school until I am a solo driver. I am living near Dallas, Texas so whichever one is closest would be most convenient for me.
     
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    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

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    Think they only train out of Springfield mo terminal if you live in Dallas and can pay for cheap accredited school you might be better off giving Tyson a call. Think they start out at a higher rate of pay once off a trainers truck.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Prime is a good choice.
    There's also:
    Raider Express in Ft. Worth
    Millis Transfer in Burleson
    Southern Refrigerated Transport in Texarkana
    FFE (Frozen Food Express) in Dallas/Ft. Worth
    Midwest-coast Transport in Ft. Worth(they pay for CDL school; I think it's C-1 Truck Driver Training in Dallas.) They can place you in reefers or tankers.
     
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  5. Ryan Brooks

    Ryan Brooks Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info. Does anyone know if tyson allows team driving after your training period? I've got a friend that is also interested in trucking.
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Tyson has teams and solo drivers.
     
  7. Ryan Brooks

    Ryan Brooks Bobtail Member

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    Another question. From what I've been reading, you have to stay near the Prime headquarters in a hotel during training. I would like to know if I can still live in Texas after the training.
     
  8. Poacher

    Poacher Medium Load Member

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    I start with prime on the 24th of August. I'm going in the tanker division. Your recruiter would be one to talk to about living in Texas still but I'm sure they have something that will fit.
    I live in north west Arkansas and they didn't have a problem with my location.
    Good luck. Maybe I'll see you around one day.
     
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    Question: When you go to Prime in Missouri, how do they have you claim residency in that state if you really live in another state? They have you get a Missouri permit and cdl A. Do you have to transfer it back to your home state or can you keep the MO cdl?
     
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  10. Ryan Brooks

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    I was wondering that same thing. It seems like if you go to their school, you have to get a MO license but I'm not 100% sure. Their website says they do hire graduates from other cdl schools but they offer $1500 tuition reimbursement and not full cost like with their school
     
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    You get a MO CDL then must transfer it back to your domicile state.

    Attend a Texas school then you won't have to deal with another trip to the DMV.
     
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