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Trainer Tim

Trainer Tim

Trainer Tim All of the in-house trainers at Prime SLC are pretty cool. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them so far. But Trainer Tim shines just a bit brighter. He speaks with a gruff, aged hippie inflection (“Far out, groovy man”). But...
Tandem Suspension Pre-trip Inspection

Tandem Suspension Pre-trip Inspection

Tandem Suspension Pre-trip Inspection Today we focused on memorizing the suspension parts of the trailer tandem wheels. Repeatedly running through the verbiage for a pre-trip inspection is helping us to learn the names and locations of parts that are critical to the...
Backing Boss Ben

Backing Boss Ben

Backing Boss Ben Prime instructor Ben got us going on how to turn and use cone markers to complete straight-line, offset, and alley dock backing maneuvers. First he diagrammed them on a white board in one of the classrooms, then he took us out on the “pad”...
Pre-trip Inspection Jargon

Pre-trip Inspection Jargon

Pre-trip Inspection Jargon Yesterday a student from the class previous to mine gave us our first look at how a tractor/trailer pre-trip inspection is done. There are quite a bit of names and jargon to remember. The inspection is broken down into six areas: Engine...
Simulator Practice

Simulator Practice

Simulator Practice Today we got a chance to try out the driving simulator. With a driver’s seat and three large center and side monitors, it almost feels like one of those driving video games you’d see at a fun center. But this is programmed to accurately...