Comments By John D.

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Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Sorry everyone

Sorry I haven't been on for awhile,been in the swift school in Richmond VA. Time for an update for everyone yesterday was the start of my fourth week and today was my DMV driving test. After 3 long weeks and a lot of studying I passed all my test, so as of right now I'm a CDL holder. I would like thank trucking truth for all information they provided to help me get to this point .

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Any last minute advice.

I assume you are staying in a motel during training? If so, you don't need much. Bring some laundry detergent for the washing machine (hopefully there will be one), but if you have to go to a Laundromat, bring your own detergent. When you can wash your clothes during training, you can bring fewer clothes. Most companies will require oil resistant, steel toed work boots. They will probably give you a safety vest. Bring a good coffee thermos, or something similar, so you can stay awake during class. (Trust me, all the training courses teach really critical stuff, but it can get pretty boring. Falling asleep in class will not endear you to your instructor)

And bring your favorite stuffed animal. You will need comfort at nighty night time.

Didn't think about my thermos will have to grab that. I'll see if my granddaughter will let have one of her stuffed animals.🤔

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Any last minute advice.

Boots

Heavy jacket or a light coat

Shower shoes or sandals

Cell phone charger

Two towels

Pillow and a lightweight sleeping bag

You should have a calculator function on your phone, so I wouldn’t bring another one.

Duffel bags to put your stuff in. Easier to stow on the trainers truck.

Got all that as well just forgot to say so.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Any last minute advice.

Probably be easier if you told us what you plan on packing, then we go from there.

Clothes for about 10 days. 2 notebooks pens, pencils, caculater, road atlas, gloves, 2pairs of glasses and my nerd clip on sunshades (yes I'm that cool they clip on my glasses)😎. Plus my paperwork, idont have room for an ego in my bag or backpack.👍

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Any last minute advice.

Heading out to school this weekend, any last minute advice on what to take and not take.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New member question about swift.

Just to prove to myself im not all the way crazy YET. Under "failed swift map and trip plan test. Retake tomorrow by Bryan Q. It has something about how much fuel. Thanks for keeping it lite and fun.👍😃

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New member question about swift.

This is why I like this site, everyone seems to not take everything so serious and have a good time. The only reason I asked about MPG is I thought I read something about that on here as a trip planning test swift gave you at school. If not I won't worry about it.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New member question about swift.

I'm to old for all that ego stuff. What kind of mpg do you all get? One more thing I would like to start working on.

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New member question about swift.

Would like to get a start on trip planning and log books before I show up is there any good places to look for reliable information that would help? The class clown can stay far away from me at 49 years old I don't have time for that. Haha

Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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New member question about swift.

Hello folks my name is John and I've been lurking around this great sight for awhile. Just got my cdlp and 1 year DOT (blood pressure is a hair high) getting ready to go to Swift in Richmond, has anyone been through that school lately. Would like to know what I'm getting into. On a side note your site was a great help in getting my permit.

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