Profile For Jim A.

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    Carmichael, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years ago

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift drivers

Question for current swift drivers. Do all 2019 and 2020 year cascadia trucks come with inverters installed? Thanks

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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I need real advice here.

What is strange I just had a random DA and alcohol tests. I was talking to the lady and she said the guy before me had a cold sample. She said that since it was on his own insurance and not a company she had to accept it. WTH

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Chuck Norris Jokes You've Heard

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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The Web Of Lies And Misinformation

One parting thought (shot) on surveys. Who has the time and motivation to respond to a "survey"? Think about that,…for just a moment. I am not a mind-reader, but I believe most employees who are relatively happy with their job and company, especially truck drivers, do not have the time or motivation to respond to a survey. The former employee, terminated for multiple safety infractions, policy violation, accidents, or just a basic lack of work ethic are typically the people with both the time and motivation to respond to a survey. "Lawyer-up, let’s take down the evil trucking empire!"

Amen to that. When I was starting to look where to train and drive for all I saw was how bad Swift was. Well I went with to Swift anyway because Swift had the opportunities I was looking for. I thought, "What am I thinking? Are they not the worst ever trucking company?"

The two years I worked for Swift was great.

I had a real good DM he helped me so many times when I started.

Then after a year he helped me get into the dedicated run that I wanted and why I went with Swift to begin with. If it wasn't for the great offer I received to own my own truck and have a contract with a manufacture I would still be with Swift.

long story short great article G-town

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Unloaded some baggage

Once back when I was Target dedicated I had a guy flip me off near the dock area and when I didn't respond he came back and threw a unopened beer can at me. I just looked at him and thought to myself what a horrible life he must be living. Went on my day it happens.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Need help from the swifties

Used to have to send mac 39 for GOAL some required it some didn't. When OTR didn't know about it. Just before I left swift the Target dedicated required the 39.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Creep mode. In a automated truck not the other creep thing

I drove a F-Liner daycab with that auto-shift for over a year. I never used or figured out "creep mode" beyond seeing that "aborted" message.

As for backing & hooking under a trailer, there's nothing wrong with a decent BUMP into the kingpin. Don't worry waking the neighbors.
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LOL it isn't the neighbors I'm worried about it is more the whiplash I am getting

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Creep mode. In a automated truck not the other creep thing

I forgot to mention I don't having a problem with backing to a dock with it.

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Creep mode. In a automated truck not the other creep thing

Unfortunately due to my truck being in the shop for awhile I am using a 2016 Cascadia with a DT12 auto. I have very limited experience (like none) driving an auto. Well doing ok with it so far, backing and driving it not a problem. My problem is backing under a trailer. No matter how I try to ease it I can't seem took get locked into the kingpin without a bang most of the time. There has been times where it is smooth. Other times it is so dang jerky and hit it too hard. To all that drive an auto shift truck I hear of the creep mode but how does one get to it. Only time I see anything on dash is when it says creep mode aborted. So what is the best way to ease my truck to the trailer? Thanks I need to get better at this because I will be using this rig for a couple months and I drop and hook to 4 to 6 trailers a day. Thanks

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Damaged Freight Refused

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