New to Prime INC - What to expect (Springfield edition)

Discussion in 'Prime' started by silenteagle, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Butters54

    Butters54 Bobtail Member

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    I've read through a lot of pages and couldn't find my answer. Seen someone ask, but was never answered.

    I leave 3/3/18 for Prime in Springfield. I already have my CDL Permit. Prime is asking for $155 these days. $100 for program entry fee and $55 for permits and licensing fees. Do I need the extra $55 still?
     
  2. Butters54

    Butters54 Bobtail Member

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    Ok now I'm not leaving until 3/12/18. I talked to my recruiter about the fees and I only have to pay $100.
     
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  3. Butters54

    Butters54 Bobtail Member

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    A lot has changed from 2012.

    Everyone, with or without permit, goes to the Sim Lab everyday starting on day 1. There is now an agility test you have to complete along with your physical and drug test. There is a schedule they give you for the week. Day 1 is hectic. I didn't get all my stuff done, so here I sit on day 2 waiting on my physical.
     
  4. narcolepticltd

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    Silly question regarding the cash advance while in PSD - Is this available as a direct deposit or is it only available via comdata?
     
  5. Butters54

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    Only available via Comdata. The purple badge you get at the end of orientation with your name and picture on it is like a debit card. Can be used at Wal-Mart, not sure if it can be used everywhere, but you can get cash back at Wal-Mart to avoid ATM charges.
     
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  6. scdude

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    I have been away a while. Hope it is OK to ask this. What happened to Ironpony? Yes, I have searched for hours for what happened and I know it was a long time ago, it appears he was permanently banned. Overall, he educated me more about Prime and trucking than anyone else back then. Is he hanging out anywhere else on the net?
     
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  7. RandomTruckerGuy

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    I am concerned about having to "Duck Walk" during the physical/agility test. I've lost 55lbs since January 10th but try as I might, it is extremely difficult for me to perform this. I weigh 275 now and getting healthier by the day. I keep practicing it but my balance is off and my leg does not want to move lol Squatting is fine, its the movement that gets me. Will this get me disqualified from Prime?
     
  8. Butters54

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    It shouldn't. Just do you're best on it. He kept telling me to squat lower and I couldn't really go any lower and do the little walk. The guys that do it are pretty cool. I don't think one little thing like that will disqualify you.
     
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  9. RandomTruckerGuy

    RandomTruckerGuy Bobtail Member

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    IDK if you can understand how much your reply means to me right now. Thank you!
     
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