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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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For those of you who work for swift. What are exactly the paperwork we have to do at orientation ? I’m going to get my class A permit before I go. I have a medical card. Do I have to take another dot physical ? Will I skip a week once I get my permit ahead of time ? It’s right around the corner and I’m trying to get prepared.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Gladhand's Comment
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In my situation at Phoenix we had to come with a physical and permit before we could start. The other stuff you will need is your SS Card, current drivers license, and birth certificate. Only other paperwork you have to do at the academy is signing the contract for debt payoff.

Big T's Comment
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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc. Go on DMVs website and you should be able to find the list of acceptable documents.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc.

Wow I didn’t know that. Well I still live with my parents ( 23yr old) but all I have is a car payment. Can I just bring that ? Or do I have to bring the other stuff with it as well ?

Big T's Comment
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I would check with your DMV. I don't have the list on the truck anymore.

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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc.

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Wow I didn’t know that. Well I still live with my parents ( 23yr old) but all I have is a car payment. Can I just bring that ? Or do I have to bring the other stuff with it as well ?

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc. Go on DMVs website and you should be able to find the list of acceptable documents.

I didn't need any of that. Just my SSC, Birth Certificate, cdl , and Long and short form medical.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Big T's Comment
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They started requiring it May 10, 2017 due to an executive order from dear leader.

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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc. Go on DMVs website and you should be able to find the list of acceptable documents.

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I didn't need any of that. Just my SSC, Birth Certificate, cdl , and Long and short form medical.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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They started requiring it May 10, 2017 due to an executive order from dear leader.

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You also need proof of residence now. Utility bill, car registration, etc. Go on DMVs website and you should be able to find the list of acceptable documents.

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I didn't need any of that. Just my SSC, Birth Certificate, cdl , and Long and short form medical.

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I did my orientation at the beginning of October (7 weeks ago) , at the Syracuse Terminal. The only things they actually asked for were my, SSC, CDL, and Medical. They glanced at my birth cert. Maybe they didn't get the memo.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I’m starting in Charlotte NC

Gladhand's Comment
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As far as I remember residency is just for getting your license and permit, but it is a good note to have your residency stuff in order for the permit. It was harder for me due to New Mexico giving licenses to illegal aliens. So my dad had to put my name on the utilities.

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