Profile For David V.

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  • Location:
    Queens, NY

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 6 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:  7 years, 1 month 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months 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:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Swift Road Test

Thank you, G-town.

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