Profile For Joseph N.

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    2 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Hair Follicle Test for Swift

They can take hair from anywhere on the body including your beard. I started with Knight about two weeks ago and they do the same testing as swift. Had another new hire in my orientation that had the same issue, they just took hair from all around his beard. If you aren’t sure, ask the recruiter, they can get ahold Of safety to see if that will be acceptable.

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I worked for ford motor company building the ford transit. It paid extremely well, and had free health benefits, but the place is old school in terms of management. They would verbally and mentaly Harass you if you didn’t do things there way (hence why the union is still a vital part of their existence). I was a team leader, basically my job was an hourly union protected supervisor of a small portion of a line. I made sure jobs ran smoothly, everyone was there, getting their assigned tasks done and paper work on top of it. I loved it at first. Then people got enough time in that they would miss work without reprisals. So I started having to cover their jobs until I could get someone trained on it plus do my job. Think of it as juggling 6 simulatious jobs at once and getting no extra pay or even an attta boy for it. So I grew discontent for the place people and job. Needless to say I got upset one day and stormed out ( it’s still acceptable to walk out when you are 26 right?!). Four day later I was on my way to prime inc to get my cdl. I worked there for a few month and came back home when I was offered a better paying home daily job. Now that job has dried up and I’ve been working for another local manufacturer and my discontent has never gone away and at this point I’m about to leave again to rejoin another major training carrier since I’ve been out of trucking longer than I was in so I can get a refresher course. All in all I love driving a semi, it’s mosty no drama unless you get caught up in the truck stop gossip or you happen to **** off your dispatcher. I also LOVE driving so this is a win win for me and I won’t be losing much money going back Otr. Worst part is missing my family(young kids) but I know when I’m home it’s all about them! It’s truly hard to get out of trucking and not want to go back unless you have no desire to be gone for weeks at a time.

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