Comments By Robert S.

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Posted:  6 years, 4 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:  6 years, 4 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:  6 years, 4 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:  6 years, 4 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:  6 years, 5 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:  6 years, 5 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:  6 years, 5 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:  6 years, 5 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:  6 years, 5 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:  6 years, 5 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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