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Posted:  1 year ago

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CDL Test Today...Bombed!

It happens.. I had to retake my road test because of the very last curb decided it wanted to jump under my trailer tire. Sounds like nerves. Don’t beat yourself up anymore. Just move forward with it. You got this

Posted:  1 year ago

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Starting My New Journey with Swift Transportation

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No worries! I figured you got hung up somewhere. Hope to catch you down the road somewhere!

I do have a few questions about the steps after training regarding DQP, readiness, mentor, home terminal. So much. If you are available to answer some questions, I'd appreciate it.

Stay with it, you can do it. It takes time. As Davy said you are probably focusing on one mirror more, that can cause you to subconsciously drift at times. My current student had that issue. Now that I have him looking at both mirrors equally he is in much better shape. Keep your head moving you have 7 mirrors on that truck. Use them ALL!!!!!!! I have put my number in my profile bio. Shoot me a text with your questions.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Cooking in truck

I have a 3-1 galanz microwave/ air fryer/ convection oven is my primary tool. I also have a crockpot pressure cooker as well. That gives me the ability to a pretty good range of things. I have a portable 30 qt freezer on the truck as well with an assortment of pork, chicken and frozen veggies as well as anything I may have prepped at the house, And Usually at least a 2 or 3 simple microwave meals as well for the nights I am fried and just want to nuke something and be done.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Starting My New Journey with Swift Transportation

Sorry I missed you I got hung up getting out of headquarters in pheonix. Didn’t get into Fontana till almost 7 that night and we rolled out at 7 am for our delivery in anehiem. Good luck with your next phase of training.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Starting My New Journey with Swift Transportation

I may bump into you Tuesday afternoon. I’ll be rolling in there to Fontana. I’ll be the only flatbed in there with 2 vans on a flatbed trailer. With an American flag flying from the headache rack. If you see me stop by and say hi.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Starting My New Journey with Swift Transportation

Congratulations. There is a good set of instructors there at Fontana. I was just there last week. I am a flatbed mentor for Swift. Pay attention and listen to your instructors. Don’t get over confident and you will do fine in cdl training. After that and you get your license and officially hired by swift, you will begin your over the roadtraining. It is proficiency based not a set period of weeks or driving hours. It usually takes most of my students about 4 weeks. Plan for that. Don’t rush that part of your training. Suck up as much knowledge as you can while your trainer is there with you in the jump seat. It will make it easier when you are on your own. I still talk to all my former students atleast weekly. You will always be learning something new. There is more to this than just driving from point a to b. Good luck and before you know it I’ll see you rocking down the road.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Home time transportation

Love the handle btw. Welcome to the Swift/ Knight family. Like Davy said.. who works for knight. That is a question for your driver leader when you finish your over the road mentor training. I work for swift. We pretty much have the same policies. Final decision is with your driver leader and terminal manager. I am fortunate and close enough to a terminal that I can run my bobtail to my house.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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New: My swift experience so far.

Congratulations on the first step. I’ll see you out there soon enough. Can’t miss me going down the road. I am the only blue swift kenworth flying a 3 x5 American flag off the back everyday.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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New: My swift experience so far.

Phillip good luck finish8ng things up there in Columbus. I am a flatbed mentor for Swift. Look forward to seeing you on the road soon. Listen and learn from your mentor while on thier truck. That is where the real world learning starts. If you have any questions reach out.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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SiriusXM radio

I have used it for years in personal vehicles. I have a portable unit mounted on the dash in my kenworth. The antenna I have double sided taped to the top of my drivers mirror. Reception is great in that location. The only time I loose signal is in a tunnel or in a tight canyon sometimes. I know that location works well with the peterbilts as well.

I can easily change stations to the ones I have programmed to the button.

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