Profile For Squirrel

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  • Location:
    KY

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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My prime experience

Im in Springmo right now for my upgrade. if your still here look me up.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Safe Haven rule

If empty, there is always the off duty driving that can be used.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

I never stepped foot on the Millington site. might go there for some road training or something. Not sure. Everything is done at the main terminal now.

I dont think any of the training has to do with the cameras. I had just talked with the person who sets up the training in Memphis and they have had instructors quit (either go back to solo or left the company) so I am not sure. I could probably find out more once I get down there.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

I just got the call today to head back to Memphis this coming Sunday (the 11th) to finish up. I was wondering what the hold up was but they had lost all the road instructors.

As far as your situation goes it honestly depends on what training site your going to with swift. Some of them have a 2 week and some have a 3 week. Best to double check with your recruiter on the specifics.

I will keep you updated once I get back to the grind. I just hope things come back real quick since i have not been behind the wheel in a week and a half.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

Destiny, When do you plan on starting at the academy?

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

TN and KY require the DOT physical before the permit test. Just be sure the pysician that preforms it is on the national registry and you will be fine. Most docs that do the DOT physicals have the forms in the office as well. Hope this helps. I had my physical in TN and tested for my permit in KY. When I arrived at swift there were no issues.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

Oh, BTW Tony, Doug, Kevin and Brian are awesome.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

I know it has been ages since I last posted. I have started the swift training in Memphis. They are now using the holiday inn. Also a note to TT is that they no longer require the $100 sitting fee up front for class. I made it through the first 2 weeks, but the road training is now delayed. I have had no problems so far with the skills portion or pretrip.

On a side note. They are using the holiday inn. At current writing not all rooms have a microwave and/or fridge. (they are still working on it) Also no breakfast served at the hotel. Food is on your own. They do have a good cafe at the terminal and there is a BK right across the street. I have been using the dollar menu there for a main meal and snack at the hotel for breakfast and dinner. It works good. There is not much in walking distance from the hotel. There is a shell gas station and a family dollar about a half mile to the north. Not a bad walk. If you drive there is more available. I hope this helps a little bit more.

I was sent home for a week, they were short road trainers. I should start back up again soon. Until then roadies...

Squirrel

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Beginning Company Paid CDL Program with Knight Transportation in Olive Branch, MS

Question...for the DOT Exams, If I already have one current will they make me take another?

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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How Do You Clean Your Engine Bay?

Never thought about that...

Anyway...it that a pic of the Mighty Mac in MI?

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

No...not just getting out.. I was medically retired back Dec 2013. Served time between two branches USMC and US Army. I drove all sort of crazy vehicles for the army. I have been recovering from my injuries and I am finally able to get back on my feet and proved it today with the DOT physical.

I am not so worried about groceries as I can get my sister to take me if I need it. She lives in Memphis so thats a plus. And yes, I plan on testing for the permit here in KY before I start. I should be taking the test on Fri depending on when the state gets off their butt to load my physical into the database. (they said a few days at the min) So I am in the "hurry up and wait" status, and that is nothing new to me.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Swift Training Memphis 3/30/15

Day one (preparation) Well…I am getting things ready for the school now like take my DOT physical and Permit Test. I did find out that the military base has a registered DOT physician on the registry. I am attempting to make contact now. That and I need to get my hearing aid squared away. I have a bone anchored hearing aid. (what’s cool is the hearing aid is Bluetooth capable) So once I get my new device I am heading for the physical. KY is one of those states that require the physical before the permit. SO I will just have to wait to test. I shouldn’t have any problems. I have been driving HET and anything else with wheels in the Army for the last 6 years. I am not overconfident in my knowledge, but some driving skills may be lacking. Of course I should be able to hone them here. I will be more than likely heading to the Memphis school site. I am really debating on driving and was wondering about the vehicle storage and reimbursement for the gas there since the company pays for the dog for everyone. I am prepacking some stuff in the car for when I get my own truck. (hopefully) Day 3 (not in school yet) Today I went and took the physical. The one on the military base told me that unless I was actually going to be driving on the base as a contractor, I could not have my physical done there. So I forked up the money for the physical out in town. Only cost me $75 where I had it done, I didn’t take the drug test there. I figured it would be done once I arrived at the school anyway. I was worried about having a hearing aid in the one ear, but that proved to be a non-issue and I came out of it with the 2-year certification. I sent my paperwork to the state and now I am just waiting on the state to tell me when I can test. On another note, I was able to get some pre-packing done as far as the basics for clothes and what not. I still am going through some of my military gear and seeing what might be of use to me on the road. I am packing for all types of weather; I never know what I might run into. I know it’s spring, but you never know. I do have my passport already so that will be a non-issue as well. Of course I just have the passport card, good enough for land travel. I take the written test later this week as soon as I hear back from the state. Wish me luck.

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