Profile For BoshJennett

BoshJennett's Info

  • Location:
    Birmingham, AL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 11 months ago

BoshJennett's Bio

Friend of Jimmy K. since 3/1/05.

Bariatric surgery patient 7/29/2020

Single Dad to a little girl.

Fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a truck driver.

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Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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And So It Begins... Just Gave My Notice

BoshJennett, sounds like we've got some similarities in our situations; your kid is just younger. It's always interesting to read about other people making career changes to get into trucking.

I'm glad to hear it's been going pretty smoothly. Yeah, I bet having your dog is nice. My cat died this year, so maybe down the line I'll think about another pet. Lol about it taking 5 states to pass someone... are those Eastern or Western states? haha

Hahaha I’m in the east coast fleet, I learned very quickly the 75 mph zones out west are no fun at 65, everyone is mad at you lol

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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And So It Begins... Just Gave My Notice

In July, I turned in my notice after 11 years of banking and got my CDL, been driving for SWIFT since then.

I have a toddler at “home,” but I am currently living out of my truck and I come home every couple of weeks to see her and we stay in a hotel.

I have my pup with me and thoroughly enjoy it. It’s a bit of a struggle to get used to it, heck I’m still adjusting, but once you figure out how to work your HOS, the rest is pretty simple.

The worst part of the job at this point is getting passed all day, but I don’t mind that until I need to get around someone doing 62 without cruise and it takes me 5 states lol.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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1st company and would like to haul reefer...

Curious as to why Swift isn’t in your list, they are recruiting reefer heavily and they just gave us all a hefty raise in dry van ($0.11 a mile), but I’ve really enjoyed my time at swift, granted there has been a few problems, but that’s gonna happen at every company.

I don’t pull reefer because cambro logistics is the devil and I don’t like them.

I just can’t stand being backed into a door and waiting 1-10 hours to get unloaded, which is what always happens at every grocery warehouse except Walmart.

Swift will certainly get you to all 48 too.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

Turtle, thanks, that’s what I was really curious about, I don’t care about bouncing around, hell I was in Maine yesterday and Charleston on Tuesday lol.

I just really needed a basic understanding of how the DC’s worked, but it makes sense now.

PackRat I read your reply, but won’t thank you because it wasn’t helpful. 😬

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

Turtle! Thanks for answering, I read both of those before this post, thanks for those though, this position is reefer, seems like a pretty common thing for swift to have the reefer and the PF to have the rest.

I’m curious about one thing mainly, in Alabama, from Birmingham where I live, I can hit 6 WM DC’s, so are all of these delivering to different stores or does each DC specialize in different products and they all deliver to the same stores?

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

I’m from Chelsea.

you should take it, it’s gotta be better than the dollar account, at least no hand unload. I wouldn’t like slip seating though.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

Thanks for replying! I’ve been tearing up the road. 30k miles since the end of august in my own truck.

I honestly just forget to stop by and check in here.

Big T was my instructor at swift! I made him come comment here lol.

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G! Swift Walmart

I have some questions about the swift Walmart accounts. Currently swift OTR, but they are recruiting for a DC in opelika, is there a way I can contact you?

Posted:  2 years, 6 months ago

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Paging G!

Hey man,

I’m currently SWIFT OTR but the Walmart dc in opelika is recruiting reefer drivers that are home weekly, can you give me some actual details on how the routing and drops go?

How many stores a day? I don’t live within 50 miles so I wouldn’t slip seat and already have an assigned truck, but idk if I would have to switch because it’s a different fleet.

Also, I couldn’t find how to message on here or I would have

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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SWIFT Training Diary, July 2021, Memphis, TN

Well, sorry for my lack of posting, but life has been quite a whirlwind.

I just completed training today and unfortunately the terminal staff had left for the day when we got there, so I'm at the quality inn, in Decatur, GA for the night and I go up there tomorrow to do my upgrade, very exciting.

The final tally of the runs we did together.

Birmingham, AL to Lanette, AL to pick up our first load. Lanette, AL to Denver, CO Denver, CO to Hermiston OR Hermiston, OR to Lewiston, ID Lewiston, ID to Jurupa Valley, CA Jurupa Valley, CA to Humble, TX Laredo, TX to Romeoville, IL Rockford, IL to Wichita, KS Harrisonville, MO to Fort Worth, TX Lancaster, TX to Davenport, IA Cedar Rapids, IA to Edwardsville, KS Joplin, MO to Tomah, WI Owatonna, MC. to Independence, MO Bluffton, IN to Allentown, PA Jonestown, PA to Vonore, TN Vonore, TN to Opelousas, LA Ball, LA to Fort Pierce, FL Lee, FL to Pageland, SC Charlotte, NC to Buford, GA Buford, GA to Decatur, GA

Had a great time and learned a ton, now I'm ready to make some real money, hopefully I remember how to sleep in a real bed without Juan driving lol.

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