Profile For David F.

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  • Location:
    AZ

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months, 4 weeks ago

David F.'s Bio

Currently driving for Swift.

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Concealed carry permit, reciprocation.

What was your point then? (Is it a full moon?)

You asked for opinions; instead you got facts. Sorry, that’s how it works here.

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Concealed carry permit, reciprocation.

Once again I am not asking if I should or would be able to carry a gun. I do not and will not carry on my truck. I wish you could edit or delete post's on this forum.

As others have said - it's against most company rules, and most shippers/receivers also prohibit them.

Also - many states you might travel through (especially NE) have some pretty draconian gun laws - the risk is very good if you get caught with one - you WILL see some jail time, and you will be a CONVICTED FELON and forfeit your right to own firearms.

So pretty much EVERYONE is going to recommend that you LEAVE IT AT HOME.

From a practical standpoint - if you have to HIDE IT, then it is of little use in a critical defense scenario anyways.

So despite the fact that your AZ CCW is reciprocal in more places than it is NOT, the risk to your career and/or freedom is a decision ONLY YOU CAN MAKE.

Rick

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Swift Driver Wanting to Switch

First off did you macro 22 the load or just show up late? If you are going to be late macro 22 and let driver manager know. Hang in there get your experience like a I am doing and go from there.

Sorry for the late response, the company gave me very tight deadlines for my first 2 loads and I was late both times., couldn't help not being late. They gave me an 8 hours window to drive 583 miles...the first load I was late because the tractor I was given was leaning one way, and the frame was twisted. Been sitting at least a third of the time at the moment...

Maybe it is like you've said, I'm still adjusting. They put me in a 2016 Freightliner and my anxiety is skyrocketing because of the safety blitz.

My recruiter gave me wrong information so I was kinda roped into the dedicated account my mentor was on which is Otr one way and dedicated the other way. I really do want to stick it out at least 6 months...please tell me it gets better lol

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Concealed carry permit, reciprocation.

???

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Opinions?

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Illegal.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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New Swift Driver Wanting to Switch

I am currently on my fourth month with Swift. You need to build your experience to change to a better smaller company. Warning all companies have good and bad things. As for switching to a dedicated or regional. Talk to a driver planner not a driver manager or fleet manager. I am sticking with over the road for now. I miss my wife and home a lot but good experience. My frustrations with Swift is they keep running me regional and local dedicated type runs, very frustrating.

Hey all, been browsing this site for awhile and decided to train at Swift...finished schooling and mentorship and am in my 2nd week of solo driving. My question is, how do I go about asking to switch to a pure dedicated account where I can get home weekly or every other week?

I'm also considering switching companies, solo driver on a dedicated or regional account where I can get home weekly or every other week. Any input on where to go? Just so frustrated with Swift right now...I just don't know what to do but know that I'm frustrated with the company and my friend is considering leaving too...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Concealed carry permit, reciprocation.

Opinions?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Slow cookers

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Unless your toads are way better than they are in the NE

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Grumpy, How many toads can you fit in your slow cooker?

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Lol. I saw that right after I posted

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Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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A daily decision

Did the right thing. I'm knew but that's what I would have done.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can someone clarify the difference between "arrived at shipper" and "arrived at stop"?

Arrived at shipper is your origin. Where you pick up your load to be delivered. Arrived at stop is used once your loaded and have arrived at your first stop if you have more than one stop IE split load. If you only have one delivery you would just use arrived at final destination. Then when empty you send in an empty call. Hope this helps.

Mentor keeps explaining it but I'm not following

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Slow cookers

I drive all 48 toads.

I would think so, unless you are a big eater! Probably would fill it to the quart level, so it doesn’t slosh out. Unless your toads are way better than they are in the NE

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Slow cookers

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Unless your toads are way better than they are in the NE

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Grumpy, How many toads can you fit in your slow cooker?

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Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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How Schneider Trucks Are Made

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Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Slow cookers

Has anyone used the slow cooker/crock pot that pilot travel center's sells. It is 1.5 qt. Thoughts on it, is it big enough?

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Ok CB poll

Https://youtu.be/ihqRDqye-0s. Must watch. Good info. In short uniden use to make Cobra circuit boards. I am going uniden.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Ok CB poll

What about the 12 W side band ability of the Uniden?

Cobra 29LX, output mod, echo mod, receive mod.

Rick

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Ok CB poll

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Compact, inexpensive, works well with built in Freightliner antenna.smile.gif

Very nice... Hmmmm have to look at it.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Testing out to go solo

Congrats.... I have been solo about 6 weeks so far.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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Ok CB poll

Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB. Cobra 29 LX Max. What is everyone's pick?

Posted:  5 months ago

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Is Freight Slow Right Now?

is freight truly slow everywhere? I am knew sitting Jurupa valley with no loads. Planner showed me the load board in red. More trucks than loads. What I do get offered is garbage.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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I5 north anyone up here

I have been sitting in weed, CA since Sunday afternoon. My DM telling me don't move. Nasty N and S. Hate this crap.

I have to head that way this afternoon from LA to Lebanon,OR. 11:00 PT now. Looks horrible on weather radar starting around Stockton. Hope it blows through before I get there.

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