Profile For G-Town

G-Town's Info

  • Location:
    Pottstown, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

G-Town's Bio

Retired from a 30 year career in computer technology. Finally realized that it was the journey I really enjoyed and not the destination. So in January of 2013 I fulfilled my lifelong love of trucks and driving by enrolling in Swift's Richmond Academy. Graduated, passed the CDL test, and went OTR for 240 hours with a mentor. Once that was completed, I was re-tested by Swift and offered a job. Overall a great experience. I wish I knew about this website while I was contemplating this as a career and while I was in school. Great information exchange.

Fast forward to the current, I am working for Swift as a dedicated driver assigned to the WALMART account in north central PA. Best job I ever had.

Happy to truthfully answer any questions about Swift and/or my experience in school and training.

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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What to do?

Thanks for info guys I appreciate it, how is Tmc? Also another option is Schneider Walmart dedicated. Just looking for a decent start to trucking. Nothing too complicated. Any suggestions you all could give would be greatly appreciated

I run Walmart Dedicated for Swift delivering perishable and non-perishables to stores and Sam’s in the north east region.

Find out if you are doing store deliveries or running vendor freight directly into Walmart DCs. Huge difference.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Prime Flatbed; Springfield, Missouri; Spring 2020

Rob. Have enjoyed reading your posts. In December 2018 I broke my leg and couldn't work for 9 weeks. During this time I started reading TT and became immersed in the diaries and other posts. Sometime during that time I joined TT. I read all your posts and just realized tonight you are.....ahem.....not 21. Neither am I. Early on you mentioned you went from a six figure income to trucking. I too am currently working a job earning six figures. I want to pull the pin and become a trucker....But I am scared. What helped you to make your decision? What was your thought process? How did you know you were ready and when you were ready? Help me if you can.

What on earth left you with the impression Rob is not 21?

Not sure of his exact age, but he could not run Interstate for Prime if he was not at least 21.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Transitioning Careers at 54 - Start at the beginning because that's where I am

A good note to know about Stevens Transportation and their school in TN. You have to go through an additional DOT medical even if you already have one. If you have additional paperwork from your doctor, letters, etc. they have their own format and wording and require new paperwork from your doctor. Add a little additional time to get those.

Many if not all companies will want you to resubmit to physical using one of their approved Doctors. It’s SOP.

Good luck!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Swift transportation

I’ve been with Swift for 7 years now. Achieved Diamond Driver level back in January. I have no regrets or reservations about my decision to commit to Swift.

Good luck!

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Time flys

Congratulations!

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That’s awesome... !

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Flatbed Variety

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A very rare legal load which delivers Tuesday morning to a military facility north of Seattle. Because of holiday restrictions, we try to book legal loads to keep moving and not get held up for too long. In this case, it gave me a chance to give this beauty some much deserved Tlc. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of wax from top to bottom and a full polish for all the sunny bits to make you feel good. The compliments from others really do boost confidence too.

How many others take the time to keep their trucks looking good inside and out when the time allows?

Beautiful!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Western Express L/O advice please

Do you want the truth?

Here it is..,

When is the Right Time to Become a Lease Operator?

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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I've Been Sick This Week

In my prayers OS! God bless.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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My story

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Finished Cdl school

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Eye Candy

Taken late this afternoon at the Hickory Run TS; exit 274 I-80.

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Notice the kingpin setting... 24” instead of 36”.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Sunset at Walmart DC 7030. Taken at the stop sign near guard shack, facing west.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

Sean, you and your fiancé’ should read this blog article together...

Over the Road Relationships

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

Sean as others have stated; thank you for being a public servant and upholding our laws. Our society cannot function without dedication and courage like yours.

Of everything you indicated; honestly I’d be more concerned with how a trucking career will affect your lives as a newlywed couple. I’m not going to sugarcoat the message, trucking can ruin a marriage unless you are both on the exact same page. And even then, weeks of separation is something that once experienced, everyone handles it differently. But it may well be the biggest stress contributor you’ll face.

Good luck!!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Steering wheel pull.

It’s not aligned. Don’t drive it that way too long. You’ll end up with uneven wear on your steers.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Here we go guys!

I’ve been with Swift for 7 years running NE Regional Dedicated to Walmart Grocery. You are wise to take all that is written about Swift with a minor grain of salt.

Here is the TT starter kit...

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Photo didn't upload the first time.

Looking out towards the Mighty Mississippi. Preparing to unload 25 tons of organic wheat flour. Then it's off to travel back to the mill and sterilize the hoppers.

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*like !!!

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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I've Been Sick This Week

Old School I’m really sorry to hear about all this. In my prayers, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

Rob, I thoroughly enjoyed your diary. Great information and at times, entertaining. Awesome. Well done.

Good luck with the solo phase of your career.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Rookie Solo Adventures of a Knuckle Draggin Primate (Rob D.)

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