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    Lancaster, NY

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    7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Been a while!

Hey folks. It's been a few months since I got hired on with Swift. I went to their c1 school in indy if you remember.

Just a catch up , I went otr for a few weeks, didn't like it too much. I was sitting a lot.

I asked and they delivered! They sent me to Moberly Walmart Dedicated. I found my calling. I did 3 months there before switching to Johnstown NY dc. I get home every week now. The paychecks are awesome.

As a whole, I would like to thank trucking truth. Yall straight up told the facts.

(To you would be Lease operators, dont do it..... my buddy is a lease with swift. Can you live on $7 a week?)

Swift has out right done good by me. And I will continue to perform for them. As a company, they operate like anyone else, to make money, but the people here go out of their way to help you out.

So again. Thank yall, and I'll still be snooping around here every now and then.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Fired from Swift

Ain't this the truth. I'm in week 4 with a mentor right now. And I have to say. Even with all the reading and "prep" I did, i am exhausted. Its not an easy life and its not one if those just jump in and go things. That said, loving every minute of it!

As you have posted many times previously, Brett, there’s no faking it out here.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

You got this! I'm on my second week with a mentor at swift. This was a total change of life for me, and I dont regret it one bit. You will love it.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Buying truck... flat bedders advise

I know I am new here. But I believe what people on this site are telling you. Take the advice of the ones with exp. I have none myself, but even I see that the truck you were looking at is overpriced for the year, miles and sheer amount of trucks out there right now.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Just an update to my progress. I passed state in Indiana on Thursday.

A lot of negative from people at the C1 school, but I found out you get out what you put in. I worked my ass off. I passed everything the first try. It took a total of 3 weeks and 4 days (not counting weekends). The school was a little backed up from the sheer amount of people. And a lot of folk did not take anything seriously so they will be there forever or kicked out. The instructors truly seemed to care about teaching. Overall, a decent experience. They did the job, they gave me the opportunity to get my CDL.

Today I got my paper license here at home (WNY). Orientation at Swift is scheduled in Syracuse for Monday the 29th. Cannot wait.

Thank you all for everything you share here. As I grow and learn ill continue to be active-ish here. (Read almost every day, but limit my posts) I came into this knowing that I know nothing, and continue with that mindset, soaking everything up I can from the folks with experience.

This is a complete lifestyle change for me, as previously I have never left WNY and always been home around family. I am going the Rainy way, as I at this time have started transferring my possessions to storage. I have a place to stay if absolutely needed, but i need to pay off debts and my vehicle and get a savings started. (this is all counting of course, that things continue smoothly with the on boarding process next week and mentor training goes well.)

I cannot, and will not let this opportunity fall from beneath me.

Again - Thank you all and see you on the road!

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Since I can respect your opinion, I'm done talking about it. . And since There is a walkthrough with this school by Lil Triscuit I am no longer continuing this topic. Thanks all and ttyl

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Then I'll re phrase. Learn what you want. Maybe learn the parts in the pti but expect that some things will be checked differently then In ur state. Do it c1s way....

Posted:  7 months ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Ok! So days 1 and 2 done. Day 3 right now.

First some tips for the new guys. HAVE YOUR DOCUMENTS WITH YOU. And make life easy on yourself, have your DOT physical done and cdl permit in hand BEFORE coming to training.

Make sure to have your long form physical with you. Drivers license and permit, SS card and Birth certificate.

I say this because many people came here without it and a few got sent home.

Next. LISTEN to the instructors and dont give attitude. I won't say anything more on this.

So. First day was easy, paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. Also DOT physical if you need it, and drug screen.

Second day: Demo of pre trip. We are given binders and forms and everything we need to learn. We also did a few tests. We were given time to go out with an instructor and shown a pre trip. We are also given time to do it ourselves a few times.

Third day, more tests, and a lot of focus on helping ourselves. By this point you have found who you are working with. Me and another student teamed up. We are given LOTS of time today to go out and work on pre trip Inspection. See a pattern here?

My advice, dont study pre trip before showing up here. Indiana has a very specific way to do pre trip, and c1 expects it done their way. Learn it here, learn it their way. It's simple, just study it and do it with a partner, correct eachother and learn. Third day down and loving it.

The instructors are here to help, but will not hold your hand. Be respectful, and everything falls into place.

Posted:  7 months ago

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First Week Down with my Trainer

I love hearing these. You all going forward and learning. I start school this Monday and cannot wait for my own stories.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Securement class

Ah got it. Couldnt tell.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Securement class

So, no straps on the engine itself? Or does the engine go outward in the box so the straps are on the wood, but there is engine beneath them?

Posted:  7 months ago

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Swift C1 Training - Indianapolis, IN

Awesome progress report. Glad to know that the newer guys are doing well. And called me out Haha. I should be there around 6pm sat.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Thank you sir!

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 at Indianapolis - A day to day adventure.

Well, here I go. Scheduled for the Indianapolis c1 through Swift. Starting Monday March 25th.

Let me start by saying thanks to everyone here. Because of the knowledge gained here I decided to begin a new adventure.

So. First things first. After talking to *insert generic name here* with Swifts recruiting for the last 3 weeks we settled on the 25th so I could get my Picture Permit in the mail. It arrived today. After I got it, I made the call and she finalized my start date.

I decided to drive down to Indy, for the convenience of NOT needing to wait on the taxi, and go to the store when I want. I asked *insert generic name here* if I could go a day early so I could get settled in and not be rushed. She immediately emailed me a voucher for Saturday night, the 23rd. Awesome!

Now to packing. I am bringing with me: 3 pairs Jean's, 2 pairs slacks, lots of socks, lots of boxers, 5 shirts, a pair of Carolina work boots, a pair of shoes and a hoodie and jacket.

For security of ny paperwork and birth cert and ss, I purchased a simple and cheap "safe" like 20 bucks. It's nice and sized for regular paper documents.

It's a 550 mile trip from where I am to indy, so I am getting the car a fresh oil change and all fluids checked. (If only I got paid miles to drive there haha)

Well. Next update will be sunday the 24th. Also once school starts, daily updates unless too busy.

Again, thank you all for the info given here!

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Screen photos

Never used the screen grab before with the Stylus, Just tried it, pretty slick.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Screen photos

If you have any of the "newer" smart phones. You can take "screenshots" of what you are seeing. So, like on my Note 9, if I press the "power button" and the "lower volume" button at the same time, it will screenshot, or take a photo of what you see on ur screen. You can then post just like any other picture on ur phone.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 Training - Indianapolis, IN

This is great feedback. Thank you. I should be there Sunday evening as long as my picture permit comes in the mail by Saturday. I have decided I am driving down. It's only 500 miles.... so I think the convenience will be worth it

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 Training - Indianapolis, IN

Thanks Big T. Also, thanks Triscuit!

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 Training - Indianapolis, IN

It isn't. I heard over the interwebs that swift was auto, his last comment about "shifting" simply provoked a question, to which I then asked.

Maybe, but I don’t think so.

Thank you, you do not think its an auto. All I wanted to know.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Swift C1 Training - Indianapolis, IN

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This was in the last update about road instruction:

That could mean shifting from Drive to Reverse, etc. I just want to confirm Manual or Auto. That does not confirm it to me.

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