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Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

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the source I gave wasn't from that page

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You didn't give a source at all.

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your welcome to make your own opinion

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That's just it. This isn't a topic that's open to opinion. Either you can have your CDL revoked for failing to pay back a company-sponsored training program or you can't. We're not talking about the best tasting cookies. We're talking about a legal matter and if you can't demonstrate one single example of this ever happening then we're going to assume it hasn't happened. If you can't demonstrate that it has happened then you shouldn't have brought it up in the first place.

This will be my last post on this topic maybe forums but I will say this last sentence is true your, First hasn't been true on a lot your post your forums a person like me and everyone else as such you have you and you do add them.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

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This is the best I can do I don't know him personally this is a quote from a lawyer in FL

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So you don't know anyone that this has happened to and you can't prove that it has ever happened. But somehow you know for a fact that it happens.

Beautiful. Just the type of sources of information we love to share with our visitors.

By the way, you Googled something regarding losing your license and student loans and the quote you gave came from this article, which was the first result on Google's listings:

Getting Through Tough Times: Which Bill Should You Pay First?

So if you were being honest I think you would have to admit you have no idea what you're talking about. You have no examples, you have no proof, and you don't know anyone this has ever happened to.

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Failing to pay child support can have serious consequences.

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Everything after that statement was referring to that statement. Nowhere does it say your CDL will be revoked and you'll have to do the testing all over again if you fail to pay back a company-sponsored training program. Not to mention, I don't know that company-sponsored training even qualifies officially as a student loan or not. But I've known people who failed to pay back student loans and none of them ever lost their license or mentioned the possibility.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to delete all of these comments if there is no proof that your CDL can be revoked. We simply don't spread rumors that way. We're not called TruckingRumors after all.

If you wish to add your opinion I do not care. I have stated why I cannot so I gave you the best example and CDL is a license the statement referred to all three if you actually interpreted it correctly. the source I gave wasn't from that page but your welcome to make your own opinion. personally don't care I came here to help this individual I gain nothing personally from this.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

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Fortunately, the recordings are there, unfortunately, however, all parties involved signed a nondisclosure I cannot reveal the actual case you may, however, look it up I cannot confirm even if you found such records if it was his case. I am not a lawyer have no access to the files nor would I under the paperwork signed for that case. There is more than one case like this but like I have said it is very rare.

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So it happens, but you have no way of proving it. I'm sorry, but that's not going to work for us. If you can't even demonstrate one single example of something happening then I'm going to assume it doesn't happen.

By the way, how do you know so much about these cases? Everyone signed a non-disclosure agreement but apparently it was disclosed to you. How does that happen?

This is the best I can do I don't know him personally this is a quote from a lawyer in FL "Do you owe child support, back taxes, or student loans? Failing to pay child support can have serious consequences. You may be held in contempt of court, lose your driver's license, or be sent to jail. Liens may be placed on your property, and you may not receive your tax refund. If your income has dropped sharply, you may be able to get the court order modified. Call your attorney for more information, said Prasse." if you want and offical case ask someone who pass there Bar exam and practices.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

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but [I] have done enough work with lawyers and saw sometimes [a CDL holder] would lose their CDL for refusing to pay the company back. Even a Judge will side with the company if the person refuses to pay the company back remove his CDL its a rare case, however, it has happened before.

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Robert, I have approved your comment on the condition that you can point us to at least one example where a judge has revoked a person's CDL for failing to fulfill a contract with a company-sponsored training program. Personally I have never heard of this happening before and I'm unaware of any authority that a private company would have to influence a state to revoke your driver's license.

I know that a driver's license can be revoked for failure to pay child support or a traffic ticket, but those are the only situations I am aware of.

So if you can point us to an article or a legal case of some sort which proves that this has happened in the past we would be extremely interested in learning more about it.

I think we're all under the impression that this is the way it works:

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So in short, no you won't be arrested (it is a civil matter, not criminal) and your CDL will not be affected. No trucking company in the United States has any effect on the validity of your CDL.

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Fortunately, the recordings are there, unfortunately, however, all parties involved signed a nondisclosure I cannot reveal the actual case you may, however, look it up I cannot confirm even if you found such records if it was his case. I am not a lawyer have no access to the files nor would I under the paperwork signed for that case. There is more than one case like this but like I have said it is very rare.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

Have any of you work with lawyers, or more so seen all cases where a judge has sided with and completely with the student who failed to pay payments, and his obligations while he gained CDL Through the companies CDL program because of thats what I am referring too. I have never taken the Bar exam, but done enough work with lawyers and saw sometimes they would lose their CDL for refusing to pay the company back. Even a Judge will side with the company if the person refuses to pay the company back remove his CDL its a rare case, however, it has happened before.

They cannot force an individual to never be able to use the trade skill forever, however, making him redo the whole process of getting the CDL in extreme cases has happened.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Breaching Swift’s contract

Warning From Truckingtruth! You're about to read what we believe may be bad information from Robert so follow this conversation through before believing any of what says.

I went through Swift for CDL training and signed a contract saying that I would work for them for a year. But after I got to orientation a bunch of family problems started happening so I decided not to do trucking right now. Since I breached the contract what will happen now? I won’t get arrested will I? Also when I do decide to start trucking will it be hard for me to find a job? Thanks.

I can only state what happened to me in past look up First Year Pay Totals With Prime post it is recent if you like to know a little bit or don't either way. The main thing makes sure you pay the debt back on payments or something period. Make sure you account to exact wording you told whoever why you are leaving them to write it down for reference, Also everything they had told you to write it down or try to remember you have a big commitment you leaving for whatever reason. I am not always for lawyers but I would advise you may ask a free quote for a CDL protector if you are near any decent town you should have one, Because they can have your CDL removed if you went through there program to obtain a CDL , I Don't know what conversations you had with them would suggest any future ones written down, if you are contacted by a lawyer tell them you are recording the conversation and make sure your clear on telling them that if you do a lot more issues will arise if you don't !!

Like I said I have no idea what has been said or hasn't one thing I do know lawyer involved you had better get one if you can if you care about your credit and or CDL. Because the company only will look after its lost investment first being you then determine if you will come back or not based on conversations but don't take their word unless it in writing protect yourself. I am not employed or ever been employed by them I don't know how they operate but they did potently lose an investment so what I know base what has been said They will want the money sooner rather than later because they don't know who you are, to be honest.

This is only my two cents.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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First year pay totals with Prime

Yes I understand that as much, anyone, I had a horrible trainer the driver manager refused to give me a new trainer on top fact I had plans to drive to my terminal and talk to a manager the very day I was gonna get a call stating my family member had issues breathing and she was 8 years old I had to drop everything get down to my hometown and forget everything else. Getting a cab in middle nowhere in Florida to greyhound or plane Was very considering taking buddy mine plane from Florida that he even offered let me fly there. I took a greyhound got there during this process I told the Driver manager I had to take care of this first and would be back in 8 days. When I was 5 days in I received a suit from the company for 8k and a lean on my CDL my attorney brought it down to 1200 and I was not to drive for 52 weeks. That was the deal no big deal because I have other ways from welding to operating a plane. The reason I wanted CDL simple I was tired doing same old thing another thing I will say is you are like me save 20% your paycheck any way you can for savings.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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First year pay totals with Prime

I have a friend who just returned back from the overseas military reasons he is considering trucking I suggested a few but he wants cold hard facts on what to expect and to be expected of him. I will recommend this to him and he will view later, I wish I could tell all my buddies who served who wished for a decent living career vs the quick cash of oil field and being broke when it ends while its great you never know when the number is up one my uncles did this my brother used to now is a surveyor with a close family, friend great for him good money and still keep in shape 5 miles a day like old times and will be like normal. I am not gonna say oil field is bad but one day your body just cannot continue same old same old and it is nice to have a backup plan in place for that day.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill

Robert, without almost no punctuation or proofreading it's incredibly difficult to follow what you're saying. I appreciate your input but please proofread your stuff. Hit the "preview" button next to the "submit" button to see what your comment is going to look like when it goes live.

Thanks!

I will consider this but when I don't have the motivation to for it also I used to be a lot worse English is not my first language either though America was built on many languages despite what people think it being only English. I also might like you all to suffer you consider it hope I don't change the deal lol

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill

Thanks, I read it sounds to me was never into details just thought he would wing it, first being dude was a smoker, 2nd they way he stored the propane was an unsafe manner, I have many more issues the info is very very limited just based on the info. First off in my case, I know how to put all kinds of fires I was trained for such things and how to prevent them. there numerous list I can go in fact reminds the dude should never have propane in his cab because of his past life choices. let us add on the top fact he couldn't smell the propane leak another major issue first would be a low sound along with a very very distinct odor so he had bad hearing and couldn't smell, okay have any of yall smoked in a truck, My uncle did when I was young he acted like he didn't give crap where his ashes went but would always look when they fell off so he could actually clean them later, hes not the only trucker smoker I know does that and he used to be an owner operator. I have an idea what happened. He sounds to me just a very very lazy person, not detailed no idea how he passed a medical dot but did let us go with it because his eyes are shot, cant hear, or smell. I could list more if I know more about the case like was there stuff blocking the path to exit did he have so much stuff in there he couldn't see far, regardless his are shot with depth perception. this is all just one scenario. I have two others well 3 but involves something really unrealistic from the reports.

Propane like anything improperly used can be very very dangerous if you never take it seriously you don't need to be around it most newer propane have a safety device on them or in them. That being said he should never have been in the Truck. I can tell you many stores or other means of cooking and involves most them around lighter fluid. there are many methods also to get the fluid out those bottles I will leave it at that.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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SWIFT's tuition reimbursement?

If you didn't know already I am sure the old timers could point out I will recommend this if you must ever leave a company stay with your first one for a 2 year minimal. Looks a lot better on paper then one year then most insurance will let you drive for most companies if you don't know why insurance comes up the insurance controls the road. they control the companies regardless how big the carrier I don't like it the way it setup I understand it but don't like it. But that's one part on how you grease the wheels.

Whatever you do remember the contract you made sticks to your CDL don't leave before your 1 year minimal is up but do what I recommend and you just grease the wheels for your future.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill

Whichever way you go, make sure it is OK with your company.

ps. not to start a war but charcoal is superior in taste to propane to just about everybody. It is usually the quart of "charcoal fire starter" that ruins the taste of charcoal grilled food.

That my sir is the my fav quote from is "Taste the meat, not the heat" king of the hill. I have cooked many whole pigs underground being the few exceptions cooking other then propane I can safely say I have my ancestors to giving me that cooking skill the flavor I make off that cannot be compared to charcoal or propane first and foremost, to say charcoal is better is like comparing ashes on a burger to a burger with natural seasoning because no matter what unless you fast cook which if you like tapeworm go for it only takes one time and you will never want to do it again. I may be younger then some my peers But I have been making food taste great alot longer then the average joe will do.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill

When it comes to something like this if you have an inverter in your truck get a George Foreman grill. If you don't find maybe a truck stop that sells them or maybe a Wal-Mart that sells grills that plug into your 12 Volt port. I personally wouldn't recommend a prppane grill because of the potential fire danger that could occur in the truck.

Nice advice ill keep note but what I am asking is the legal issue does anyone know for sure it is illegal to carry this with a very very small propane across state lines. If for certain its a yes then I will look other options the main reason I ask is the uses could be more then just a cookware purpose. I am tempted to ask a state trooper in Texas but wanted to ask yall first. I can make the propane as safe as a black box. I am only asking the legal issue.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill

Okay I want to cook stuff on this would there be any barriers law wise to have this Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill this is the only example but the concept is what I am thinking the issue is a very small amount of propane. Only of course while I am down for a few hours of course would never rush put this next to anything they could melt or do damage to the company truck aside from the food smell obviously. I love stakes, pork chops, mushrooms, corn on the cob with a potato. With some my family recipe seasoning. The only concern I am asking about taking the propane if its a huge deal I will go with charcoal but never like the way charcoal tasted but I would enjoy it just have the reg food I like and would be healthier then anything in the truck stops just the way I prepare stuff.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Swift offered

Though its been years since I took my cdl test and things have changed from the cdl testing nowadays I since then even smaller rigs if I am uncertain I get out and look mostly because the dump trucks had be parked in very tight spaces I never let someone else back me in either because it wont ever be there fault if they back me up to hit something else like another trailer or something else. hopefully I get west coast I drove through new york city one time with big rig and was insane when we got to dock trainer finally woke up I hate to say it but I hope I don't go anywhere near that city. I know some people may say all big cities are same but wouldn't buy it for a second didn't have much problems with LA, Dallas, Detroit none them made me grind my teeth like NY city. Though I will say some the fishing I want to do is east coast might have to bite the bullet for that.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Swift offered

I have a Class A got it in 2014 though another company. My experience is next to nothing I left another company due to issues with trainer and the dispatcher didn't want give me another trainer even though he was was my first trainer and a very bad one. I did do 200 hours with the company then but they require 300 and things went south fast with the trainer after I contacted dispatcher then he told the trainer. I think had they put me with a company driver vrs a owner operator for the company would turned out better. but the dispatcher didn't want to change me the guy was insane. anyways back to swift they told me I would go to Lancaster, Texas get on a company truck with a driver for 300 hours that all they said I would be doing for training.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Swift offered

Okay so I have been offer me a position all they want is 200-300 hours with trainer make sure I am good they told me no cost even when I told them my experience is next to nothing I can shift up and down good did plenty of that during construction driving water trucks and dump trucks class B only two things concern me I told them is snow driving ie chains and dock backing I will have many other concerns but those are my main focus. Other than that I am excited I told them I must take care stuff and give my two weeks notice current employer. My question is this I had a friend since stop driving OTR for swift she had a kid said prior to that on her days off go to the state parks to camp and fish. Does anyone here do that because I love camping fishing I love bass, crappie, striped bass, catfish. But how would that work anyone give me insight do I drive the bobtail into the park or? also my main deal is I want to catch a pike,salmon and trout. never had chance catch these anyone might tell me states with all these.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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National carriers in texas?

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The dropout rate in this industry is extremely high and you demonstrated the lack of commitment that most new drivers have. You didn't feel like you were treated well enough so you quit. Do you have any idea how much time and money Stevens lost over that deal, and yet you're the one with a bad taste in your mouth? You were being paid to learn your trade while the company was losing money using their top trainers, fuel, and expensive equipment trying to get your career underway and you quit on them

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Let me tell you about me I am not a typical person who isn't used to abusive workers working in construction will do that however there is limits even what I will tolerate that said as long they are not a completely insane I normally a friendly person be around and am very respectful until they do something crazy but when I say the person had no business being a trainer and I told the dispatcher to get me off the truck and he said to give it a week then calls the driver telling him what I said and then the driver then becomes more unstable after three days it was enough and was gonna end very very badly. I cant say if that was a normal policy because in construction its very tight group people and you have to put up and shut up or leave. I do remember very clearly they told me at the school in Dallas if there was a problem contact the dispatcher and he would get me another trainer because of what dispatcher did I only preceeded to think just how they really work for that company. I left I eventually went to another construction company and they help paid off my loan only because I knew some the people in charge. When I heard the bad stories I took it as a grain of salt because being in construction you have to have super thick skin and also not get scaried easy.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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National carriers in texas?

Well, I originally went to Stevens Transport got my CDL had a trainer he had a very very bad attitude I always as respectful as I could be just didn't work out after I got off his truck in Florida I just left Stevens got a job in construction. I actually think living on the road be ideal friend mine said she worked for swift and she would take her days off at parks with her truck and go camping etc I pretty much like do the same thing. The bad taste in mouth from Stevens left me not wanting to go back to that company the dispatcher made things worse not better mind you so it was a no-win situation and I had to leave. Wife does want to move to closer to terminals all I can say that's what she said the terms be and that is just how its gotta be.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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National carriers in texas?

Yes looking for training but Stevens would be a company off the table I should have mentioned for past reasons. The company she wants the terminal location based out of Texas she doesn't mind me driving out of state for the job but wants the base being Texas.

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