Profile For Bam-Bam

Bam-Bam's Info

  • Location:
    VA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

Bam-Bam's Bio

Hello TT,

I'm Qwa, 22, from central Virginia. I have wanted to get into trucking for a very long time, and I'm finally in a position to where I am able to pursue this career path. I was in school for Music Production, and was set to graduate in April or May of 2015. But, by this great opportunity coming about I've had to withdraw from classes. To be honest, this opportunity couldn't have come at a better time (given my current circumstances).

Thus far, I have thoroughly enjoyed this site. I highly recommend the High Road training that is featured here. If I had not found it, then I probably wouldn't have passed my permit exams.

I am extremely excited to get into this new career path, and I hope to be able to connect with some of you as well.

God Bless,

Qwa a.k.a. Bam-Bam

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Swift Debt Pay Off

Hey TT, It's been a minute since I've even logged onto here, but Swift's been keeping me busy with their CDL training. Anywho. I was wondering if there were any trucking companies out there that would pay off my Swift training loan if I were to sign on with their company. And if so, which ones? I'm currently unsure if it would be a good idea to work with Swift after I obtain my CDL license.

Thanx in advance,

Bam-Bam

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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NOTARIZED LETTERS FOR REASONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Hey guys, just a quick update. My recruiter emailed me back saying that I'll be fine. I'm guessing that it's just as Eckoh's recruiter said, "It's an out of date thing."

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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NOTARIZED LETTERS FOR REASONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

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I was told just this Tuesday 2 letters of reference family or friends.

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Now I am freaked out, cause i was told that I did not need them. I guess i will call my recruiter first thing in the morning.

I would recommend calling the Academy, but as I stated in the initial post, the guy who answered the phone was no help. But, I don't see why another recruiter can't answer that simple question. It's the equivalent of getting a second opinion right? But, as the news letter that TT sent out today said, "Recruiters are salesmen".

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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NOTARIZED LETTERS FOR REASONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

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I was told just this Tuesday 2 letters of reference family or friends.

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4 yrs homemaker

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I am still worried however.

HaHa, I dont blame you, I'm still worried as well.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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NOTARIZED LETTERS FOR REASONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Thank you guys so much.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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NOTARIZED LETTERS FOR REASONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Hey TT,

So I've run into a slight snag with Swift Academy. On the Student Closing Form it states that if I have been unemployed for more than 60 days, then I need to provide two notarized letters stating reasons why.

My issue is that I've never been employed before, I've been attending online college full-time, and haven't been able to work. I've been trying to get in contact with my recruiter for the past few days to ask this question, but I haven't been able to reach her. I've even called the recruiting number to speak with someone else regarding this one question, and they said to talk to my recruiter. I then called the Academy, and the guy who answered didn't know anything. What should I do? If I do, in fact, need the letters, who do I obtain them from? Family, friends, etc.?

Pleeeeease Help Me

-Bam-Bam

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Swift Richmond, Va. Advice for a female headed to training.

Thank You so much ladies for that input. You both are awesome. Though I don't post or comment much here on TT, I have been lurking, and you are my top two ladies. I genuinely do look up to you two. (Seems kind of weird though, since I don't know you at all. lol) In my private life I am like one of the guys anyway, not only by physical appearance either, so I'm sure I won't be doing any flirting. I tend to keep to myself, and I'm very studious, so I'm sure I have this in the bag. The only thing that will be hard adjusting to is having to get up so early and work long hours, but it's worth it in the long run I'm sure. And I'm only 22, so I definitely have a lot to learn, and things won't be so difficult because I am so young.

Any other tips, tricks or advice you may have, please don't hesitate to PM me.

Thanks again

Bam-Bam

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Swift Richmond, Va. Advice for a female headed to training.

I start there the 22nd

Oh wow, SWEET. We may bump into each other. And I think they're about 12 hours as well, I'm just not sure.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Swift Richmond, Va. Advice for a female headed to training.

Hey TT, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm headed to Swift's Driving Academy in Richmond VA on the 28th of this month (Sept), and I was wondering if you all could give me a bit of advice. It would also be helpful to connect with someone who has gone through the Richmond Academy as well.

Things like: What to expect the each week. What happens after graduation. How to cope as a female driver/trainee. How long will I be training during the day. (i.e. Hours) etc.

This site is great, and I'm sure you all will have some great advice.

Thanx in Advance,

Qwa

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

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You never said your weight? But im 5'1 and weigh 230lbs. Ive had 2 physicals and retained a 2 yr med card each time. Trust me ive seen some of these folks out here and being fluffy isnt an issue. They will check you for risk factors of sleep apnea which includes weigh, neck size, bmi and a 4th factor im unsure of but as long as you can drop it like its hot (lol), touch your toes and reach the sky your good. I had to ask the doc if we were doing a physical or a porn audition lol

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Omg you're awesome. I pretty much had the same question because I'm a mover and a shaker just... i have a lot to move and shake. Thank you, Qwa for asking, and all you seasoned trucker ladies for answering.

Hey just an update. I passed my DOT physical with flying colors. They're only concerned abt my blood pressure which runs in the family. You should do great. Im 400+ lbs im not proud of it but i still did great.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

Great question, QWA! I was wondering the same thing myself. So nice to see such recent replies!

Yes, this site is awesome. Many of the questions that you may have can be found somewhere in the forums, or if you don't feel like looking so hard, you can pose the questions yourself, and the replies are fairly quick. Make sure you check out The High Road CDL training course on here, it's helping me out so much.

Also, I noticed that we're from the same state, maybe we'll run into each other one day. Best of luck.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

Welcome, Qwa....As Redgator stated...its about what your weight is doing to you, or limiting you in. But I'm fluffy, and it didn't become an issue when I was driving... Keep on coming in here, we'll help all we can...and be sure and start the High Road....it will make the cdl school ALOT easier for you....

Thank you for the advice. And yes, the High Road Training has worked wonders. I love how it incorporates questions from previous sections. It's great for memorization. I'm more confident that I can pass my written permit test now. The practice tests they provide on the DMV sight aren't detailed enough, and only has questions for basic operations of a CMV.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

You never said your weight? But im 5'1 and weigh 230lbs. Ive had 2 physicals and retained a 2 yr med card each time. Trust me ive seen some of these folks out here and being fluffy isnt an issue. They will check you for risk factors of sleep apnea which includes weigh, neck size, bmi and a 4th factor im unsure of but as long as you can drop it like its hot (lol), touch your toes and reach the sky your good. I had to ask the doc if we were doing a physical or a porn audition lol

haha, I can definitely do that. Thank you for the help.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

Thank you all for your feedback and support. It's greatly appreciated. This has been a dream of mine for a long while, and even more so when I discovered the movie Smokie & the Bandit a couple of years ago. lol

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Overweight but extremely mobile

Hey, I'm considering a career in the trucking industry, all i have left to do is take a DOT physical, and obtain my permit before i enroll into Swift's CDL school. I was wondering, as an overweight woman, will i have any issues passing my physical? I don't have hypertension, sleep apnea, or diabetes that i know of, my hearing is great, and i have decent vision (with my glasses of course). And to go a little further, will I have trouble performing the duties of a trucker, both while in training, and once I get out? I've seen some very helpful things on this sight, so I hope someone will be able to lend a little advice.

Thank You in advance,

Qwa

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