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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Energy drinks

No healthy boost when it comes to energy drinks. I do love me some Red Bull though.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

At a previous company I worked at, the reefers had presets that they would like them to be set on per instructions on the shipper or receiver side. Do the reefers have that, or do you just set the temperature?

They may have it, I'm not sure. I just used my knowledge from previous reefer experience with Walmart to precool the trailer. They ended up wanting the trailer at 34 so I was good.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

Day 2

Got up bright and early, did the usual morning stuff, pre trip, and then hit the road. Good wide open day of driving interstate roads. Hit some snow, but it wasn't sticking. DM called to let me know the reroute was a good idea, another driver took Swift's route and ended up shutting down.

Basic day of driving really, made it to Loves in Pueblo, Colorado to take my break. Got called by my dm informing me of my next load going to San Jose, California. Going to sleep at the final on Friday that way I will have just about a full clock when I go to pick up the load going to San Jose and at least make it to Evanston, WY by the end of that shift.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

First day went alright. Had to deliver a second part of a load to Shamrock Foods up the road. Took 2 hrs for them to unload me. Wasted another do hours dealing with claims because there was damaged freight from a prior stop that was not reported to claims. Wasted time just to be told to throw it.

After that I made my way back down the road to get a washout. Knew I was picking up dairy from shamrocks farms so I set the reefer to 32 just like Walmart has it, so I could precool the trailer. Got to Shamrock farms and was loaded within a hr.

Had to go back down the to weigh it at the busy loves in Tolleson, thankfully it was legal.

I was routed to go up to Grand Junction and then take 70 to Denver, but seeing the possibility for snow, I got re routed through New Mexico up i25.

Finished my first day with making it to the TA in Holbrook, AZ.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

Well a few things. Swift upped the inverter so we can run a microwave, also it comes with a fridge, TV mount, and an added plus that the front chair swivels so you can sit in it and watch TV or whatever. Truck has an isx15 Cummins engine I believe. Awesome sounding engine. Truck has 12 miles so I'm the first to basically sleep in it and to take it on a decent sized run. Will see how it does.

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

I love the new blue, noticed they are also getting gray trucks that actually say Swift Refrigerated. First good size load is 795 miles, will do my best to document this experience to help others.

I am a total rookie with reefer in terms of picking up and delivering the otr way and not the Walmart way. Looking forward to the experience. Gonna look like a total rookie as I get used to driving the international.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

Got my new girl. Ready to take her on the road. Covering a local load and then going to Denver. Hoping the unload and load don't take too long. We will see.

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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Miles this week

Awesome man, me personally, I like hunting down my 70 and bleeding it out, and eventually having to reset. I'll see how things go this coming week if I can do that.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

The single-bunk one I had once had plenty of cabinet storage. Do you know what type you’ll be getting?

Double Bunk, I am assuming anyways, top bunk is for storage, no way to get me to train haha.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Refrigerated

Flying into Phoenix tomorrow to pick up a 2020 International LT. Been wanting to drive one of those trucks and got one. Used to Freightliner so I know it will take a little bit to get used to the buttons and what not. Hopefully Ill have a load sometime tomorrow and be cruising down the road with a reefer on my back.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Dui

Depending on how far back the company requires a DUI, you will more than likely need to let them know about it. Better to say that you did, than say that you didnt. Even if it was 15 years ago.

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