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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Parking?

Thanks everyone I'll look into these.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Me and 3's

I was at the swift academy for exactly 3 weeks to the day when I passed the DMV road test for my CDL, sat home for 3 weeks waiting for a mentor and finely 3 weeks to the day with my mentor. Monday I passed my up grade test and moved in to my own truck.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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How old were you when you started driving truck?

49 for this guy

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

First trip to Oregon 4weeks ago as a traine.

Pic didn't work I'll work on posting pics when I have time.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

First trip to Oregon 4weeks ago as a traine.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Parking?

Any from the Roanoke VA area know where I could park a trailer for a couple of days? I can park my truck at my house just no room for the big box.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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How long before I am asigned a mentor at Swift?

Don't give up it took me 3 weeks to get with my mentor through Swift, I've been out here for a week and a half put in about 58 hours and we'll over 3000 miles. Went to Michigan to Oregon to Montana then we're off to Texas. My understanding is swift is under staffed with mentors, nonsmokers even more(that's what I had to wait for)

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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What would you do?

A lot of companies let you request smoker or non. Does Swift not let you choose or did you roll the dice and say you wanted first available?

I requested a nonsmoker.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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What would you do?

John, I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm very anti-smoking. My father smoked and died from it at a relatively young age. He left me with tremendous financial burdens. I'm going to say you should refuse to go out with a trainer who smokes in the cab. It's your life. I just recently had a good friend who died of lung cancer. Most companies pair up non-smokers with a non-smoking trainer. Please don't accept a smoker as a trainer,

John, I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm very anti-smoking. My father smoked and died from it at a relatively young age. He left me with tremendous financial burdens. I'm going to say you should refuse to go out with a trainer who smokes in the cab. It's your life. I just recently had a good friend who died of lung cancer. Most companies pair up non-smokers with a non-smoking trainer. Please don't accept a smoker as a trainer,

I agree for one don't want the temptation, and 2 I really don't like the smell anymore. Just wasn't sure if I was being difficult.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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What would you do?

Hi all got my CDL on July 3 from Swift driving school, ben waiting for a trainer since then. I was told I would leave this last Monday then told my trainer is a smoker(I quit smoking 2 years ago) I really don't want to be stuck in a small box with a smoker. Is this wrong? Should I suck it up and go with a smoker, what's your thoughts.

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