Profile For David V.

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    Queens, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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    3 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Parking in ny?

Hello to all, need help looking for parking in ny. Primarily queens and brooklyn. All is appreciated, thank you.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Swift Starting Salary

Hello to all, can anyone please tell me whats the starting salary with swift after training? i spoke to a recruiter and she tells me its .38 cents a mile. Is this information correct? Thank you.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

David what you learned on is likely a synchronized transmission and can be straight-sticked like a car. Very different than what Swift will test you in. You should take a look at this You Tube video on shifting an 8 speed. You have some "learning" to do before you take the road test. Once you reviewed this come back and we can advise accordingly...

Shifting an 8 speed

Ok G-Town, will get right on it. Thanks.good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

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Most of the time i drove with my foot down on the clutch, probably at times not realizing i was double clutching lol.

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You are going to have to explain that statement to us. If you are double clutching you will definitely know it. Try doing a search on YouTube, and see people actually double clutching. I think maybe that will help you understand what it is.

Hello Old School, LoL , i have seen it done not only by truckers i personally know but also viewed it on you tube. I had a bad case of the jitters while taking the Road Test. (probably at times not realizing i was double clutching). So i guess to help with the statement, i dont know how to double clutch. Thanks.confused.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

Are you already a CDL A holder with experience, or a new student? If new, they will teach you. If you are an experienced driver changing companies, it will be up to the Instructor that gives you the road test. I wouldn't sweat it either way. Good Luck!

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Hello Tractor Man, i have my C.D.L. A but no experience driving for a company. Thanks.smile.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

As others have mentioned - if you are already a CDL holder - you may (or may not) have to double clutch.

But if you are only a PERMIT HOLDER - you will have to DC for your DMV ROAD TEST.

If you ALREADY HAVE a CDL, don't know how you got it WITHOUT DOUBLE CLUTCHING - unless you tested on an AUTOMATIC - in which case, you may have an "Auto Only Restriction" on your license.

I made the mistake of learning how to float when I was in (private) school, and didn't practice my double-clutching. Because of this, I FAILED my first road test on shifting, because my DC skills were not practiced enough.

Rick

Hello Rick, i got my C.D.L. A with a tanker endorsement. The only restriction being eye wear and i am working on the hazmat. I passed the Road Test with a 6 speed tractor truck without having to double clutch. Maybe at times i was double clutching without realizing it, but i don't know. I don't work for a truck company and have had no experience driving for any company. This would be my first.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

How did your school teach you? Technique?

The school i attended taught the basics needed to pass the N.Y. C.D.L. A Road Test. Most of the time i drove with my foot down on the clutch, probably at times not realizing i was double clutching lol.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Double Clutch Hmmm?

Hello Truckers, so i spoke to a pleasant recruiter last week from swift and decided i will join the company in February 2017. Would of love to go sooner but have to save up some extra cash for my bills back home. She did mention one thing that's been on my mind like bees to honey. She stated that during the road test i need to show swift i can double clutch the gears. Sadly to say, the driving school i attended did not have this to offer to any of the students. My younger brother stated it wasn't necessary as long as i can show swift, i can properly and safely drive the tractor truck. Can anyone please elaborate on this matter? All is appreciated. Thank you.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

Dave, among other companies, Swift is well represented on Trucking Truth. You'll get lots of advice, if you want it.

Hello Errol, i need all the help i can get. I am going from a manager of a small corp. to a truck driver. I have been thru alot last year alone, from written exams to learning how to properly shift an 18 wheeler and so on. Thanks again for looking out.smile.gif

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

Thank you, G-town.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

They will take you in the yard where you will need to demonstrate your ability to back the truck, (45 degree alley-back) . Just remember to GOAL and make it very obvious. The road test will likely be about 5 miles, nothing more than what you did for your CDL test. Since you did not go through their schooling, they might ask you to perform a pre-trip inspection. Not really sure about that.

Wow, thanks so much for this information. very helpful. So i got everything else but what do you mean by, (Just remember to GOAL and make it very obvious)? Thanks again.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

Hello G- town, my brother worked for swift for a year and told me a bit about the road test they conduct. Can you elaborate on what i need to know before i head up to Syracuse and find out later i don't have what it takes to work for swift. All is appreciated, Thank you.

David V.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

A six speed transmission, did you train in a box truck?

Do you have a license, or permit, David V

Hello michael s , i have a CDL A class. The truck was an international model.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

David, they aren't looking for perfection. I'm a little concerned with what type of training you got to get to this point. I've never seen a tractor rig with a six speed transmission.

Hello old school, i got my training in Queens N.Y. and passed my test with a six speed transmission. I will look into the company training program and see if it's right for me. I am aware of the training that takes place afterwards. i want to thank you for your feedback.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Swift Road Test

Hello to all, i got my CDL A class license and i am looking to go with swift transportation. my main concern is the roadtest that swift conducts in order to work for them. when i spoke to a recruiter with swift she told me that i need to pass the roadtest with the truck assigned to me or go home and get more practice. she told me that swift has 8 to 10 gear trucks. i was trained to drive a 6 gear truck. any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

David V.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Hazmat E & TWIC Card ??

I would get the hazmat, I have gotten loads while other people sat because of my hazmat endorsement.

Thanks for the heads up mat, i am diffently going to get the Hazmat E. I dont know what i would do without truckingtruth!! It just goes to show there are very good people out there willing to help you out. Thank you! :)

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Hazmat E & TWIC Card ??

It's best to get all of that stuff out of the way in the beginning if you can. Once you're out on the road driving you're never going to find the time to do that stuff. You're going to have to use your precious little home time to do it.

Hello brett, very helpful info. At times My younger brother speaks outloud without thinking lol. I had to make sure and you are correct. Thanks again!

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Hazmat E & TWIC Card ??

Good morning to all, so i got my CDL A with tanker endorsement but no hazmat. i was told by my younger brother who worked for Swift, that by having Hazmat Endorsement, Swift will force you to haul heavy loads! i am willing to haul what ever i can handle. should i get my hazmat before going with swift or afterwards when i am ready? i am also leaning towards getting my TWIC card. when is a good time to start on either one? how safe is it to haul heavy for newbies? Thank you.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Thank you all !!

Hello and good afternoon to all, on monday 04/11/16 it was a great day cause i passed my CDL A road test!!! This site was very helpful to me in alot of ways. I will continue to learn and chat with you all. I have a long way to go and i am not afraid to run over the obstacles on my way to achieve my goals! LOL. I would love to send my thanks out to, Errolv., Stevo Vwbusman, Gtown, PatM., Steve HBG, CT., and Dutch for all the support and encouraging words. P.S. I am in NYC, where can i go to start OTR experience? I am hearing good things about Swift. Thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Nervous when taking my road test

Hello and good afternoon to all, on monday 04/11/16 it was a great day cause i passed my CDL A road test!!! This site was very helpful to me in alot of ways. I will continue to learn and chat with you all. I have a long way to go and i am not afraid to run over the obstacles on my way to achieve my goals! LOL. I would love to send my thanks out to, Errolv., Stevo Vwbusman, Gtown, PatM., Steve HBG, CT., and Dutch for all the support and encouraging words. P.S. I am in NYC, where can i go to get OTR experience? Thanks.

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