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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

There are plenty of billboards that advertise the in home for $200 to $400 and one of our members did it for Prime but got sent home for a failed drug test (whhhyyy go through all that and risk it i dont know!)

Prime made me do it and i passed and got a 2 year card. Then they made me do it again in 2 years, and they said I needed the machine and gave me a 1 year card.

At Prime the test was $500 and the machine is $600 depending on which you need i have an APAP which automatically adjusts. Maybe that will give you an idea of costs if you are able to shop around.

If that was your only hold back at Swift, i would indeed try to come up with the money and return. If you cant and really want to get into trucking, then perhaps finding a company that fronts the costs will work for a year then return to swift after your commitment is up.

Prime fronts the cost and takes weekly payments once you get your CDL.. i think $50 for machine and $25 for the test. Im sure they aren't the only ones who will front the money, so if all else fails, dont give up!

Thanks Rainy! I definitely am not giving up. My wife wants me to succeed and is very supportive and says we will do what we can to make this happen. Maybe I can go to Prime lol

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

I was doing some research and if the results come back that you have moderate to severe OSA they give u a CPAP machine and then you can just submit the reading to ensure you’re compliant. What if your test results don’t warrant a CPAP machine but maybe a mouth piece. Would that be acceptable to companies?

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

Take a look at NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies). They have a home sleep study program I've heard about for the past several months on XM Radio Channel 146.

Oh really?? Cool I’ll check that out. I’m so disappointed but you gotta do what you gott do I guess

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

Thanks Gtown. The doc measured my neck at 18 3/4. I’ll try and see if o can get it done and see if I can get back to them I really want this to work out so ilm gunna talk to my wife when I get home and see what we can do

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

I also want to add that even though I was only here a few days I have nothing bad to say about Swift. It was of no fault of theirs and they were real nice about the whole situation. I know some people will start bashing a company because they let them go in training for one reason or another, but there are certain rules and regulations they need to follow so there’s no reason for me to be mad at Swift.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Well.....since I had to get my physical done over again they gave me a 5 month medical card because the doctor wanted me to get a sleep study. That being said, in order to stay at the academy you need a minimum of 1 year medical card. So needless to say I’m being sent home. I’m at the bus station now to head home.

I was extremely upset and ticked off. Not at Swift at all but more at the doctors office who filled out my paperwork in the first place.

Now I’m not sure what to do. Spend the thousands of dollars and get a sleep study or get a second opinion and another physical and go to a different company? Swift said that they WANT me to come back so if I decide to do the study I am more than welcome to come back to another class. The instructor even said “you come back real quick okay?” He was disappointed to see me leave.

So that’s where I stand now. Any advice?

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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CDL permit wahoo!!!!!

It's like the old joke. What do they call the person who graduates from a medical school with the worst GPA?......Doctor.

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Pretty much! Hahahaha

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Tarp or no tarp?

Notice all the salt on this tarp?

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Underneath are two 23k coils of sheet aluminum. In addition to my tarp, each coil is double wrapped in plastic.

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Precious cargo indeed. You're looking at about 46,000 lbs worth of future beer cans!

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Future beer cans! You take care of that load sir! Lol

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

Day1: Well we started with about 21 people in the class and are already down to 17. Some left because apparently they had already gone through CDL training (some left before it was finished and I’m not sure if the details on the other) and didn’t want to start over so they quit voluntarily. One of them was my room mate.

The first day was pretty much rules, hours of service, and map reading. We were also given out pre trip study sheet to get a head start. Today is DOT physicals for those who haven’t gotten them yet and for those of us whose physical wasn’t acceptable due to being filled out wrong or missing information. Unfortunately I am among that group, ugh. When they put my urine results on the sheet they just put a line instead of actual results, which were negative, so that wasn’t accepted. So today I need to get my physical done again and we are all getting hair follicle and urine tests as well.

Not too much to really report other than that. More updates to come if I have time. Lol study study study

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Swift training

Well everything is packed up in my duffel bag and backpack. I’m actually surprised I fit almost all of it in the bag. Couldn’t fit my pillow but I guess I can always get a new one later? Or a bigger duffel bag lol *shrugs* the bus leaves at 2:15 tomorrow and then 25 hours later I’ll be in Memphis. The paperwork says I’ll be going straight from the academy to on the road training but I have read that I will go home first to get my license in my home state then go to the nearest terminal. I’ll probably defer to the paperwork they gave me and expect to be out straight after. Not sure how I’ll get my license then?

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