Profile For AlohaMama

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  • Location:
    Roseville, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years ago

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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So....can we get some updates Ladies in trucking????

Hi all!

So it's been awhile since I've been on TT. I have to say that I was more prepared to take the exams then everyone else, thank you TT!!! I passed on the 1st try :) Just a recap - I went through Swift Academy in AZ, in Nov, I did 3wks & had to repeat a week #2 (skills) for not passing my evaluations... then on my 3rd (road) week I didn't pass my evaluations again... unfortunately I got sent home because the next weeks class was too full. 6 weeks later I finally got called back and graduated this time around!!! woohoo!!! Now to get driving :)

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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1stDay starts today!

After 22 hrs of greyhound experiences I've made it to the Swift Training Academy in Arizona! Excited to get started. Sharing the room with 3 other ladies, good to see! I've already been drilling them with questions look 1 has been here for 3wks,2wks and 2 of us got here last night! Ready to get it started!

BTW - shared trucking truth with a few people while waiting for the shuttle... So glad I found it :) Ty For the High Road Training program!

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Swift Academy in Phoenix

I am going to be starting Monday......finally!!!! Would love any advice etc.

I'll be starting swift in AZ next Monday on the 4th!!! Looking forward to your post!!!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Where does starting a family fit in?

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That's what I thought about being O/O...and that it's the insurance companies that set those policies. Well I'll just keep my eye out for a company policies... Of course I'll stay where I'm at for a minimum of 1yr.

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WELs policy is 6 years old

Thanks RedGator!!!! Now to do some research on them :)

Posted:  8 years ago

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Where does starting a family fit in?

That's what I thought about being O/O...and that it's the insurance companies that set those policies. Well I'll just keep my eye out for a company policies... Of course I'll stay where I'm at for a minimum of 1yr.

Posted:  8 years ago

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BACKING UP USING A DIFFERENT HAND HOLD ON THE WHEEL....THIS IS HOW i DO IT.

I don't see why not. They don't test you on where your hands are...just if you can back it up, and put it where its supposed to go. I still back up everything I drive with this handhold....So try it in your car...you'll begin to understand why it works,...you can't over steer...your shoulders won't roll that far. You just have to remember to KEEP YOUR HANDS where you put them...

Thanks Starcar! Keep your hands where you put them... So through out backing I leave my hands on the bottom, yet when I'm ready to move forward I can then shift my hands to (I think manual states) something like positioning each hand firmly on opposite sides of the wheel. Hence the previous question.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Be sure to read your State Manual before taking the written test.

Thanks all that's good 2 know! I've been studying like a nerd on the high road here and when I looked at the state manual I got thrown through a loop on some of them. That got me worried on not passing... I'm glad the slight difference won't mean I'll fail.smile.gif

Posted:  8 years ago

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Fitness on the road

Wow really!! Plants in a truck!!! I like that! What else do you all plant in your trucks? I was wondering how I could incorporate a mini garden Lol

Posted:  8 years ago

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BACKING UP USING A DIFFERENT HAND HOLD ON THE WHEEL....THIS IS HOW i DO IT.

Is this okay to do when taking the road test?

Posted:  8 years ago

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Possibly a TMI post for the guys... Time of the Month

Well then I guess I'll just go with the flow! Bah! And believe me... Whitewater rafting got nothing on me.... Oyi! I think I'll need to visit the pharmacy .... Hopefully I'll get it only once while training... Ewwww... I was told I'd be having a bath every other day... Yuck! I may have to negotiate those terms... I know his wife so I think she'll agree... Hehehe

Posted:  8 years ago

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Where does starting a family fit in?

I'm gonna assume that they own their trucks??? I've been looking at some of the passenger policies at it looks like the standard range is 10-12??? I take it this is due to mostly insurance policies??? Anyone know of a company where age is not an issue...? Would love to take my son OTR if that's possessible!!! I won't mention his age for ya'lls protection LOL

Thanks in advance!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Heading to training...

Thanks Starcar! Just soaking up all the info I can manage before my brain freezes over shocked.png Lol

Posted:  8 years ago

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Heading to training...

Thanks! Will do

Posted:  8 years ago

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Heading to training...

Hi all!

Heading to school in just a couple weeks and going through the training program on here to make sure I past... Failure is not an option! :/ Lol

Just moved to the state from Hawaii. I chose swift for the simple fact I can get on a friend's truck and train. I moved up here with some great friends from back home who has been on the road for a few years and suggested I give it a swing.

Luv luv luv the input here, great suggestions! Thanks all!

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