PRIME STUDENT DRIVER (PSD) PROGRAM
Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license. Then you can enter our program with guaranteed pay!
Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days
Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).
On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles
Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Pass Final CDL Skills Test / 30,000 miles
In Springfield, pass final state CDL exam.
Obtain CDL with HazMat endorsement.
Receive certification and begin as a “B2” company driver trainee.
Earn 12¢ per mile ($600 per week guaranteed).
Complete additional 30,000 miles toward total 40,000 mile goal. (10,000 miles + 30,000 miles = 40,000 miles completed)
ACE Orientation / 40,000 miles
Take ACE Orientation at Prime Training Center.
Pass upgrade skills test and get into own truck.
Earn 37¢ per mile ($750 to $850 per week) or 42¢ per mile in our ECO49 trucks ($850 to $1000 per week).
Eligible for Success Leasing Truck or Company Driver position.
Required: No accidents & must complete ACE, Driving Skills Test and Smith System.
If you have obtained a CDL from an outside school, you will go straight to our Company Driver Orientation and then train with a TNT Trainer for a total of 40,000 miles. If the truck is moving, it counts toward your requirement of total miles. You will receive a minimum of $500 per week for the first 5 weeks and a minimum of $600 per week for the remainder of your training.
*Recent graduates from other schools may qualify for tuition reimbursement of $250 per month for up to 6 months.
Having trouble applying? Please contact us at 800-282-7085 or
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