Profile For Just Mitch

Just Mitch's Info

  • Location:
    Homebase is East Stroudsburg, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 2 months ago

Just Mitch's Bio

Swift driver here. Failed at Prime. Failed at Roehl. Succeeded at Swift

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Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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Swift transportation

I’m currently in my second year with swift. And I’d say jump right in

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Choose trucking company per your location

That all depends on how you define home time. I’ve taken home time in Vegas, Atlanta, and probably 12 other places

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Paid CDL - Automatic or manual transmissions.

Paul T. there isn’t a correct answer. I know ppl who’ve been driving manuals for years. Now they’ve been forced into automatics. I trained and tested in manual. Swift placed me in an automatic. I love my auto btw. There are so many opportunities that I don’t think having an auto restriction will have an effect on your life

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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How's Everyone Doing? How is Freight? Not Many Posts Lately

Otr Swift reefer here. Corona has actually given me an uptick in miles. Not being able to walk in everywhere is my biggest gripe

Posted:  5 months ago

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Fired

Usually when ppl say something is 100% their fault they don’t go on to blame it on someone else

Posted:  5 months ago

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Western Express Trucking Contract

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In those 6 months how many loads have you declined? How often have you complained to them about everything? I ask because my first 6 months at Swift were all trials and tribulations. Companies aren’t dumb. They tend to start you in the kiddie pool before they toss you in the olympic pool with Michael Phelps. At Swift(insert big bad wolf emoji) I get 2000 miles pretty easily

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Cant refuse loads as company driver and I don't complain spent first 2 months without going home and when I did go it was for a day and a half, supposed trainer only had 4 months driving and was already training and when he was driving was on his phone and falling asleep but that is probably my fault to but I didn't complain about that of course is my fault I feel you guys give to much credit to mega carriers but wait this site is just about that no really telling the truth

You came to trucking...TRUTH. The truth is, in one thread you’ve managed to blame everyone from dispatch to your suddenly horrible trainer. If you look in the mirror I’m sure you’ll see who you left out.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Western Express Trucking Contract

In those 6 months how many loads have you declined? How often have you complained to them about everything? I ask because my first 6 months at Swift were all trials and tribulations. Companies aren’t dumb. They tend to start you in the kiddie pool before they toss you in the olympic pool with Michael Phelps. At Swift(insert big bad wolf emoji) I get 2000 miles pretty easily

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle VS. Urine

Don’t go until you’re sure you are clean. I know of a few ppl who somehow did some hocus pocus and got a clean test. I know of plenty more who seemed “shocked” that the test found x or y in their system.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Had A Minor Backing Accident

How minor is minor? I only ask because many ppl come on here slamming their dispatcher and proclaiming minor accidents. After a little digging it comes out that they drove through a McDonalds

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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29cpm to 57cpm in 5 month rookie driver

Pegasus is a subdivision of CRST. They do solo and team. I'm running team with my co driver from CRST. It's pharma loads mostly.

Did you already have another driver or did the company pair you?

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Friday Short Haul - Weight limits increase, food trucks not wanted in rest areas, FMCSA extends HOS exemptions

Are these businesses worried about competition? I’d love to here the opinions of businesses wiped out by the truck stops.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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5 preventables

You relapsed?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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For those with Prime, Inc or knowledge of company driving.

Trust me, you’ll never be forced into home time unless you’re fired. This is my first solo year and I started by being in my truck for 6 months Straight.

Posted:  5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Game: Perfect Driving Song

I get money- 50 Cent American Girl- Tom Petty Amie- Pure Prairie League

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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4 scale tickets in first year solo. Excessive?

My subject line says it all actually. Should I join trucking truths wall of shame? Or am I only human?

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Backing a semi

Discouraged? Bah humbug. I left my walmart job of 11 years in May 2008. Went to Prime and went home without testing. Thought life was over. Went to Roehl in October of 2008. Passed test but couldn’t do the practical driving. Thought life was over again. Finally came to swift where i have a year under my belt. You’ll be ok

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Blind side backing. Help!

What place is it?

Martin Brower in Manassas, VA. I was able to get one driver to help me. Unfortunately many drivers are content watching the foolish swift driver. They were happy to pull out their phones and record though.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Blind side backing. Help!

Most places I’ve been are setup with drivers in mind. Walmart DCs, for instance, have plenty of room and you never have to blind side back. My next load delivers to somewhere I’d be forced to blind side back. Any pointers? I’ve thought of turning down the load for this reason. But I obviously did not

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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You cant makey money saying no

I’ve only turned down one load because it coincided with my other load. My dm doesn’t even give me a chance to turn them down at this point. They automatically commit me to loads until I ask for home time

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Will a Recent misdemeanor affect finding a job

I don’t think anyone in the history of history has admitted to owning drugs/paraphernalia in the car. Read your story from someone else’s view and observe any holes.

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