Profile For Ryan Baccus

Ryan Baccus's Info

  • Location:
    St.Pauls, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

  • Social Link:
    Ryan Baccus On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    3 years ago

Ryan Baccus's Bio

My name is Ryan Baccus Im a 34 year old South Carolinian. I've been living in North Carolina for the past 10yrs and I used to be a security guard I had a quit that the pay wasn't good. I have no kids and never been married, I have a 4yr Pit Bull named Queen and my favorite football team is the Steelers. I recently got engaged to my beautiful lady

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Posted:  23 hours, 2 minutes ago

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New Mentor

It’s huge it’s big man heaven 😆😆😆 I like it better then the freightliner.

That's good. They hooked you up with another mentor without having to wait. Ive never been in a Kenworth. How do you like it?

Thanks

Congrats...and welcome to the Swift Team. When I was in training I had the same mentor but we went from a volvo to a kenworth and maybe it's me but the kenworth feels like it has more pulling power through the mountains (or I could just have a biased opinion since our volvo kept breaking down). Anyway congrats again and be safe out there.

Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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Post A Picture Of Your Significant Other Here’s Mine

Nice pics 😀😀😀

Posted:  1 day, 7 hours ago

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New Mentor

Came back from leave and I have a new mentor she is great my other mentor is in California so I couldn’t get him back, went from a freightliner to a kensworth which is cool I have only 60 more hours until I upgrade which will be next week. Swift is a great company.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Post A Picture Of Your Significant Other Here’s Mine

Thanks Cece, PackRat man your dogs are beautiful and Rob T you have a beautiful family, I’m not there yet.

Beautiful Pic!

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The Campbell's

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It didn't upload Cece! I dont have any current of just the wife and I, but this was taken 2 months ago.

0048340001575599653.jpg Wyatt turns 4 this month, Rodney is 2 and Melanie turned 1 the day before these were taken!

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First one was Dudley.

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Most recent one is Rudy.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Post A Picture Of Your Significant Other Here’s Mine

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Post A Picture Of Your Significant Other Here’s Mine

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Death in the family

Thanks 🙏 Big T Thanks DMF this has been rough for her and family

Ryan you will find that if you communicate and you are a hard worker Swift will usually work with you.

Companies in general want their driver's to be happy. It is cheaper to retain a driver than train another one.

My condolences to your fiance.

Ryan, Prayers is all I have to offer. 19 is simply too young! I am thankful you will be there, I have had the discomfort of burying my parents. I’m one of 7, with relatives countless. They all helped, and I am sure you will within her family.

My wife is a single child, and when her maternal grandmother ( the one who raised her ) passed. The enormity enormous.

Regardless, the situation; a loss is heart felt. It’s been 7 yrs since Dad passed, I still miss him. ... But He is never forgotten, may this young man of 19 never be forgotten as well.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Death in the family

Thanks everyone and naw I’m not abandoning the company I’m committed to them they gave me a chance, I was ready to go back out today to finish my training, but yesterday while we’re looking for houses we received this unexpected call that rocked my fiancées world, her close cousin was only 19, right then I knew I had to be there for her because if I was on road I would of lost focus because my mind would of been on her and her family but I’m 💯 committed to Swift this is a career I love.

Ryan, sorry to hear of your loss.

On a positive note, my experience and others (I know) with Swift on personal matters has always been positive and typically uncomplicated. It's a really great sign for you...meaning they value you as an employee even if you haven't gone solo yet. While you are on leave, maintain communication with them, try to make good on whatever return date you have committed to.

Best of luck.

Also, related side note, pet peeve I see online far too often:

Don't be this driver:

"Heartless Company X put me down as Quit W/O notice/Abandoning truck/load/job/etc because I had to go home for my mom's funeral."

No - what happened was you mom sadly passed away. I am sorry for your loss. Your company was understanding, and released you to go home, maybe even helped you get there. Without notice, no problem, tragedies are unpredictable. They probably recovered the truck and found someone to finish that load for you. No problem at all. After the funeral and arrangements, and once you're ready to drive again, they will be there for you. Most companies will eat that loss for one of their drivers.

But...in the case where you read the quote up there... after the funeral, that driver choose to not go back to that company. So now they have quit without notice, abandoned a truck, and it has nothing to do with them needing to be there for a funeral and the company being heartless.

I have seen that story 1000x in almost every company review, and its ridiculous. Don't be that driver.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Death in the family

So I talked to my driver leader he told me to take all the time I need and that once I get back on the road Monday I’ll have a new mentor and I won’t have to start the training back over.

Ryan you want to talk to your Driver Qualifications contact and your mentor's DM.

Swift's general policy is three days off, but that is up to the DM and DQ. They may let you go and finish up with a different mentor.

As Kearsey pointed out though: a fiance's cousin isn't going to be seen as the same as a direct relative (spouse, child, parent) so you may get some push back.

This is one of the hard parts of this career is when stuff happens and you can't be there.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Death in the family

? I got about a week and 1/2 until I upgrade, I’m on hometime with my trainer but I got some very bad news earlier my fiancée 1st cousin got killed in a car accident earlier, I got to be there for my fiancée and her fam, so what do I do and who do I discuss this with because I can’t leave my fiancée alone this is real heavy on my mind it’s been in emotional day.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Some random pictures

Thanks I’m really enjoying it, this is my 2nd week I’m with a mentor by the way is a great mentor he has a lot of patience and is very smart knows his craft.

Gee at least it wasnt for passing a weigh station or anything lol. Glad to see things looking up for you. How long have you been with Swift?

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Some random pictures

Yeap 😆😆😆😆

May see you on the next episode?

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Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Some random pictures

They stopped us because they didn’t see our NY permit on the truck, after they checked our credentials we were let go, it was a guy recording in the back seat we’re thinking it was live pd

What's with the state police photo????

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Some random pictures

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Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Northeast

I’m a Carolina boy lol we hardly ever see temps like that I like the cold but not NE cold 😆

Those are all still shorts weather for this Iowa boy. I like seeing how the boys down in southern Texas dress when it is below 55 degrees, you would think they were getting ready to go snowmobiling.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Northeast

Yea I’m enjoying it I’ve had my far share of ups and downs but more ups, I learned how to drive better, I got thrown in the fire 🔥 lol I didn’t like it at first but I learned a lot from driving up and down those steep hills and congested traffic, I prefer to drive at nighttime also had a preventable definitely learned a lot from that.

Im glad you seem to be enjoying your time so far! I bet that was a real shock your system hahaha. It really makes fueling or pre/post trip a real PITA when it's cold. It will get MUCH colder than that. I think last year in Iowa the coldest windchill we had was -40. Wyoming and Montana get much colder than that due to nothing blocking the wind. You'll know it's cold when you can throw a pot of boiling hot water in the air and it comes down as ice which does happen (YouTube it)

Posted:  1 month ago

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Northeast

Not me lol the wind chill was crazy

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Hopefully we want go that far

Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

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That's what I was thinking... Those temps he listed were positive. Just wait till they are in the negatives.

Wait til u see -40 in WY or MT

Posted:  1 month ago

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Northeast

Wow 😮 I’m a southern warm weather guy

7 degrees at my house in the adirondacks almost ice fishing season

Posted:  1 month ago

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Northeast

I’ve been to places I thought I’d never go like Maine, New Hampshire and New York I see why I’ve never been because this weather up here ain’t no joke 😆 that’s all we’ve been doing is the northeast, my mentor doesn’t turn down loads so we get the loads nobody wants in the northeast but he told them he ready to get out of here, so we’ll be going to Erie, PA them Plainfield IN

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Posted:  1 month ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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