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Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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A big thank you

I pass my test today! I just want to thank all of those on the forums who have given extremely valuable help, tips, and information.

I especially want to think the team that put the high road training program together. I would have had a much harder time if it wasn't for that.

Thank you thank you thank you.

Congrats! Which test was it, permit or road?

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Ego deflated

At least it was just a pole and none was hurt and nothing damaged.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Getting ready for Swift Academy

Bill, Swift does have a way to get you your permit. But if you walk in with the permit & physical, you're a week ahead!

Get your permit and physical done ahead of time.

Thanks for the input. I've been practicing the tests on this site and so far I've been getting 100%-90% on all of them without using the hints. Even did the endorsement practices. I want to say I feel confident I'm just hoping the actual permit exam is that easy.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Tricks for backing skills for short people!

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I agree it sounds like you're correcting too much. I made a wrong turn today and had to straight back a half mile, and I still had a hard time keeping it completely straight the whole time. One of my instructors had a trick that still helps me keep it pretty straight--just keep the steering wheel moving. Rock it back and forth just a tad--not even quarter turns unless you start veering off course. I don't know why it works, but it does. Even if that doesn't work for you, avoid holding the wheel too long in one direction since corrections take a couple of seconds. Good luck

This is exactly what I do when backing my bass boat/trailer. My theory is, the constant counter steering keeps the trailer swaying back and forth so slight that it kind of snakes along in a straight line....dunno how else to describe it haha. Flatie, you got this! I can't wait to be down there in a court weeks or so!!!

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Getting ready for Swift Academy

OK, I was under the impression that the permit testing was done during the first week in class, along with the DOT physical and drug screening.

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Thanks for the information!! So I will have to have my CDL permit prior to?

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With Swift, yes. You cannot operate a CMV without it.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Getting ready for Swift Academy

Thanks for the information!! So I will have to have my CDL permit prior to?

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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Getting ready for Swift Academy

Hello everyone! I've been lurking on the forums for a while now, soaking up as much info as I can digest. I've decided to take the plunge and getting everything in order so I can attend Swift Academy in Richmond VA. I do have my share of questions that I'm sure have been asked over and over. So, here they are; What do I need to have in order prior to applying to a recruiter? Do I need to have my DOT physical completed beforehand? I understand that there is a small initial cost for testing and administrative fees....is there anyway to get assistance with those? (money is tight and I don't want to take food off of my kid's table) Anything else I should be aware of? Thanks for taking the time to read and your input will be greatly appreciated. Stay safe out there and hope to join you on the open roads soon!

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