Swift, Memphis, Tn

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Greg W.'s Comment
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Hey guys I'm new to the trucking industry. I studied hard and got my permit. But I know written exams are nothing like hands on training. So I guess what I'm asking for is what to expect at the training facilities?

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to the forum Greg...and also, "welcome to Swift". One of your moderators, Errol, wrote a really good diary about his Swift Academy experience in Memphis TN a few years back. Here is the link to Errol's diary: Errol's Memphis Diary

I also highly recommend reviewing the following links, we call them the Trucking Truth Starter Kit...

Even though you have your permit, studying the materials in the High Road Training Program will offer additional value and help to "get your head in the game" as you prepare for school.

Good luck!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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