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Running Bear's Comment
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Can anyone tell me what orentation and being out with the trainer is like with Swift

G-Town's Comment
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In addition to clicking this link: Swift Orientation, I suggest the following:

Go to the Diaries Page. There are several active Swift Diaries.

Also use the search bar (upper left-hand corner of this page) to search on anything relevant to Swift. Use the search bar to find Errol's Swift Training Diary.

Good luck.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Running Bear's Comment
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Thank you Gtown I will look at all the things you mentioned

G-Town's Comment
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Thank you Gtown I will look at all the things you mentioned

Running Bear, if after reviewing the information you have any questions, please let us know. Happy to assist.

Good luck.

ACO476's Comment
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Orientation was three boring days of videos and typical pre-employment paperwork while waiting for drug tests to come back. Being with a mentor is going to vary from mentor to mentor. Basically lots of miles and lots of learning. What are your specific worries?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Here's my diary of Orientation & Road Training with Swift. (Almost 3 years ago)

Last year I chatted with a Swift Mentor. I believe they like the mentors to drive manual shift trucks so the rookies get the experience. But I bet your new truck will be an automatic.

Gladhand's Comment
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This will sound negative, but keep your expectations low when it comes to a mentor. Some are awesome, some are okay, and some are down right nighmarish. Keep your eye on the prize while you go through the mentor stage. You will be tired, cranky, and want to quit, but keep at it. We all started where you are starting, just have the attitude that you will learn the things necessary and be proactive with getting your mentor to teach you things.

Just don't hit anything and you will be fine.

Roadpilot's Comment
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Here's my diary of Orientation & Road Training with Swift. (Almost 3 years ago)

Last year I chatted with a Swift Mentor. I believe they like the mentors to drive manual shift trucks so the rookies get the experience. But I bet your new truck will be an automatic.

I'm upgrading now in Columbus and the way they are talking is unless you actually need a automatic, plan to get a manual. I'm planning on a manual but won't turn down an auto if offered

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