Prime Training Update

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  1. Coriolanus

    Coriolanus Bobtail Member

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    Good morning all,

    I finally got my TNT trainer last week. So far so good. Lots to learn. Lots to get used to. Sleeping on a moving truck doesn't seem to be an issue with me, but the space constraints are. I'm a big guy and between his and my stuff, there's not a lot of room to move around. Anyway, I'll make the best of it.

    Wish me luck.
     
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  3. VinceBlack

    VinceBlack Light Load Member

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    Good luck, would love to hear all the info you have to provide. I just applied to a few companies, including Prime, yesterday. Prime is my top choice so far.
     
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Good luck. Prime's TNT can be long. Just remember your life in the truck is instantly better when you get your own truck. Don't lose your temper and quit before you get your own truck. Your trainer has habits, but they are not necessarily the LEGAL or best way to do things. They are just his way to do things. IMO, if you are not backing into parking spots or dock doors several times per day you are being cheated and will have troubles on your own.

    PLEASE DON'T PARK AT FUEL PUMPS, EVER. Pull ahead or find a parking space. Prime has a pretty good training system. You can do it.
     
  5. trucker28truck

    trucker28truck Light Load Member

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    you picked up the meat grinder, well, you will eat lots of #### at prime, as everyone does there, 100% turnover last 4 years for this company for a reason.
     
  6. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    Why would you sleep in a moving truck during training?
    There is something wrong! Badly!
     
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  7. Coriolanus

    Coriolanus Bobtail Member

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    Well, the truck keeps moving pretty much 22 hours or so a day. I relax or sleep in the bottom bunk when my trainer is driving, and vice versa. Thought that was pretty much normal judging from my discussions with other trainees and watching YouTube videos about TNT.
     
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  8. Coriolanus

    Coriolanus Bobtail Member

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    Well, the truck keeps moving pretty much
    22 hours or so a day. I relax or sleep in the bottom bunk when my trainer is driving, and vice versa. Thought that was pretty much normal judging from my discussions with other trainees a
     
  9. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    That's not training, my friend.
    Both, trainer and trainee have to be on duty at same time.
    As example a classroom: what good is it when the teacher is awake and the student sleeps? Or vice versa.
     
  10. Terlingua

    Terlingua Light Load Member

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    It's normal for Prime, and many other carriers, from what I've heard. I started at Schneider and the trainer is required to be on-duty in the passenger seat at all times while the trainee is driving. On the other hand, my time with a trainer was only 1-week long, but that was 1:1 training the entire time.
     
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  11. Terlingua

    Terlingua Light Load Member

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    It's normal for Prime, and some other mega carriers, from what I've heard. I started at Schneider and the trainer is required to be on-duty in the passenger seat at all times while the trainee is driving. On the other hand, my time with a trainer was only 1-week long, but that was 1:1 training the entire time.
     
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