Prime Trainers

Discussion in 'Prime' started by dbfswing, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. dbfswing

    dbfswing Bobtail Member

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    Looking at prime. How are trainers assigned to students both in PSD and TNT.? Is it possible to pick your train looking at prime. Hoping to start soon. How are trainers assigned to students both in PSD and TNT.? Is it possible to pick a trainer? (depending on if they are available or not).
     
  2. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    No, not really, sorry.

    There are quite a few trainers but the problem is coordinating them to be at the terminal when there is a student ready. Trainers are in the potion to choose the student.
     
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  3. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    It would be the same with most companies its who ever gets into the yard/ depot first draws the short straw so to speak and your stuck with them or there stuck with you depending on personal opinion just hope you score a decent trainer.
     
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  4. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Prime actually has a match system for trainers and students. You will complete a survey in orientation and based on your answers, you will be paired with a trainer.
     
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  5. dbfswing

    dbfswing Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the information!
     
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  6. FullMetalJacket

    FullMetalJacket Road Train Member

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    Heard about them starting that.

    How's that working out, anyways?

    I'm not instructing or training anymore, but curious as to what you may have seen/heard from your compadres from orientation.
     
  7. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    I haven’t really heard a whole lot about it besides what my PSD trainer told me. It worked out good for me. Both trainers were/are great. Maybe I just got lucky.
     
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  8. trucker28truck

    trucker28truck Light Load Member

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    Ask for experienced trainer and truck driver, i would say the one that had minimum 10 students and no less than 5 years of truck driving experience.Dont jump into any truck, go inspect the truck for any smell, cleanliness etc before you bring your bags in it.Thus you will weed out all dummy trainers that will use you as steering monkey to make money.Prime always on drivers side, you will not prove much. Dont let Prime owe you, you will pay money for this training school if you quit after training is done, it is not free at all, so demand quality.
     
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  9. icecold24k

    icecold24k Bobtail Member

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    I am a TNT trainer at Prime in the tanker division and I don't have much of a choice as a company driver. I am just told we are sending you here to pick up this student. Here is their name and number. I go they get on my truck and we leave. Honestly I kind of wish I could screen them beforehand but I guess it is what it is.
     
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  10. mem

    mem Light Load Member

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    Probably has more to do with you being a tanker driver than company. There's so many more of us in the reefer world.
     
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