thank you for the info...prime will go on my list of places for a newbie looking for a school to consider. sounds like a deal. of course the pay means nothing if you dont get the miles, but thats kind of a crap shoot no matter where you decide to go, and ive heard mostly good things about prime in general anyhow.
My NEW driver training at Prime!
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In my opinion Prime is a GREAT deal while in training and after you graduate and go solo.....or team. Like I mentioned in previous post... everyone else I called, starting pay is at the most .27cpm for the first year. Do the math! Listed below is what you get at Prime. Paid training and what you get paid kinda makes it a no brainer!
This is what was sent to me after I completed my application.
If you want an amazing recruiter, don't forget to P.M. me so I can get you her contact info! Get this info BEFORE you apply online!!!
Class A CDL Training Program
· We pay your Greyhound bus ticket to Springfield, MO.
· 4 days of Orientation Tuesday thru Friday (Paid Hotel and 3 meals per day during Orientation)
· Over the road instruction with a Prime Instructor for 10,000 miles (approximately 2-3 weeks) and Prime advances $200 weekly
· Over the road training with a Prime Trainer for 30,000 miles and $600 (or 12cpm whichever is greater). $25 is deducted weekly for advances if used.
o After training $.36cpm+$.05cpm for lightweight tractor= $.41cpm
o You may add another $.05cpm for NE Regional
o After training start at $.38cpm
o After training starts at $.43cpm
At orientation you will need:
· $100 non-refundable deposit
o If getting your permit while at Prime you will need an additional $50 and be ready to take the permit test the day after you arrive. This is self-study.
· A state issued Birth Certificate or PassportBigdubber Thanks this.
The year starts when you pass your upgrade test after you finish training.
All CDL testing is overseen by MODOT.
80,000 lb trucks get crappy fuel mileage at 65, and even worse mileage with a new driver at the wheel. Fuel is the number one controllable cost in trucking, and the way to keep it in check is to slow down. 58 on the pedal, 62 on cruise. We're here to make money, not to stroke your ego.
Please read the entire "What to Expect..." thread docked at the top of the Prime forum.
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