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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Swift training

Awesome!

Best of luck. Try not to be too nervous.

I wrote this a couple weeks ago, might be helpful as you nentally prepare for a successful 3 weeks of schooling...

The Ego Becomes the Downfall of Many Students

Thanks G-Town! As I was reading that article I tried to give myself the same mindset that I am there to learn and not make friends and chit chat about nothing. I have a tendency to study alone though so that I can focus. I just hope that doesn't make me look like a "loner" so to speak. It's just how I can pay attention and retain what I am reading.

I will do what I can to learn as much as I can and be successful. My goal is to pass the CDL exam at the end. One hurdle at a time. good-luck-2.gif

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Swift training

Well I received my bus ticket to Memphis today. I leave Saturday and arrive in Memphis, TN on Sunday morning. All my nerves are kicking in now because it is becoming reality now that I have my bus ticket in hand. But I am also excited and ready for learn and drive! I have my CDL permit and DOT physical completed. Wish me luck!

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tarp or no tarp?

So it would seem that metal loads are the ones that mostly require tarping. I can see that. Wouldn't moisture damage wood loads as well? I would think that they would warp the boards? Guess it depends on the customer and type of load.

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tarp or no tarp?

Maybe the exposed lumber load IS covering the secret government project though....

Hmmmm, maybe! lol

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Tarp or no tarp?

I'm curious as to why some flatbed loads that I see on the road are covered and others are not. For example I saw a trailer hauling a load of lumber with no tarp and then I saw another truck that was covered. Clearly I am wrong to assume that every load requires tarping.

As a side anecdote, when I was a kid I always thought that the loads that were covered were some kind of government load that is classified. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gif

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Memphis Bound!!!

Thank you guys for the advice! I need to just focus and do the best I can. Turtle, It's good to know that they only fail you for THAT day and don't just go "Whelp you failed so see ya!". I am probably working myself up honestly. Just have to focus on one obstacle at a time.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Memphis Bound!!!

I'm looking forward to this new venture! My only issue is I am aware of my own fault that I don't like failure. For example, some of the road test aspects are if it happens once you fail. That scares the crap out of me. I really want this to happen and to work out. I'm eager to learn and WANT to succeed. But when I know that something is automatic fail I get caught up in trying not to do that and I may mess up and get sent home. That's my biggest fear.

I welcome all advice for calming my nerves.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Memphis Bound!!!

Thanks Bob!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Memphis Bound!!!

I just received a call from my Swift recruiter that I am scheduled in the February 4 class for training. Swift here I come! So excited and nervous at the same time.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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CDL permit wahoo!!!!!

Thanks everyone! I'm really excited for this new venture and can't wait. Of course there are some nerves with anything new and leaving my job, but my wife is very supportive and that helps. The only issue is that when it finally does come time for me to test for the CDL are the auto fails that could happen. I don't want to screw up and get sent home. BUT one step at a time :-)

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