Profile For Tom

Tom's Info

  • Location:
    AR

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

Tom's Bio

Worked for union pacific until I hot furloughed now trying to a driver

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Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Starting with swift

Well passed all my tests to upgrade just waiting now on them to process and give me a truck

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Starting with swift

So far so good passed the written part of my upgrade only missed 2 now waiting for the road test part of it

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Starting with swift

Well it's been a busy month with my mentor I've been all over except the east coast I can tell you sitting in calafornia traffic sucks one day I drove 200 miles in 11 hours that really sucked ow I'm sitting in rochelle il waiting for monday to get here so I can upgrade

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Rand mcnally or garmin

I'm looking into getting a gos which one do you prefer pros and cons of them

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Starting with swift

Well I passed my test with a 97% average over all three parts now just sitting here and waiting on paperwork to get finalized then try to get a mentor

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Starting with swift

Well today is the day its test day so far yesterday one guy in my class failed on his pre trip and the other guy passed and is now working on getting his mentor hopefully it all goes good for me today I'll update after test

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Tom-this questions for you

I'll be back there monday I'm supposed to test monday or tuesday then maybe get a mentor quickly

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Tom-this questions for you

If only I would've seen this earlier while I was there I've already left for the day

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Starting with swift

Week three started off on monday on the backing range due to the snow storm so we backed all day with a trailer that was off a little so had to adjust all of our backing moves but got it done then today we did a practice test on the pre trip backing and road test I did pretty good missed 4 points on the pretrip missed 2 points on the backing and missed 9 points on the road test if it would've been the real thing I would've passed I should test out best monday as long as the weather dont interrupt the schedule until then it's just gonna be practice practice practice

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Starting with swift

Week 2 is now finished we finished the week off with alot of in town driving focusing on the busy sections of downtown during rush hour and of course working on our turns we are supposed to have a minimum of 10 hours driving by the time we test out and with the 1 on 1 ratio we already have over that with another week to go still next week we are supposed to be heading over the mountains to get some experience on that before we test out the first week of december

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Starting with swift

Okay new week new adventures started backing monday started off with straight line then moved to offset then to parallel went good I'm not the best but with only 2 of us in class now we gets lots of practice on tuesday we did 90 and so far that was a good one did well on it then they decided since we was doing so well on the rest of it they decided to teach us the 45 not so good there got a lot of learning to do on that one today we are going out on the road for the first time and with only 2 of us and 2 instructors that means we dont have to switch out at all so we will get in lots of driving practice so far all is going great at swift academy in utah

Posted:  2 months ago

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Starting with swift

Day 4

Watched some videos went over trip planning and that was about it

Day 5

My two classmates went down to the dmv to test for their permit I already had mine so it was just me at that time went down to the range and talked with the students that were Bout to test out and was able to watch the backing maneuvers and learned a few tricks to help out when I get there starting monday also signed our school contracts on that day so far so good but next week starts the driving part

Posted:  2 months ago

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Starting with swift

Day three in the books took the hours of service test today it was a fairly simple test got all 49 right aent over the Utah cdl book a little bit for the 2 other guys in my class since they dont have their permit yet tomorrow we start trip planning then friday while the other 2 guys are at the dmv getting their permit I get to go out and learn about chains so far it's not too bad very informative

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Starting with swift

It's been a few days since I last put something on here but to update

I started my swift training monday it was a little different than expected we started off with 6 guys in class by our first break we was down to 5 the first day was going over rules and discussing hours of service on the second day Tuesday we had 2 guys not show up for class so now we are down to 3 we watched videos and learned a little about pre trip inspection we did our drug test and had a new physical done even if u already had one it's just basic stuff right now the other 2 guys dont have their permit yet so its alot of getting them ready to go to the dmv on friday I'm not sure what I get to do that day since I already have mine

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Who's going swift

Starting training on 11/11 wondering if anyone else is headed to swift for training in utah

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Starting with swift

I'm starting monday with swift cdl training I leave on the big grey dog saturday morning for a long 36 hour hour bus ride it will be a lot different from my previous job as a railroad conductor but training is a lot shorter I'll try to keep a brief description of my training here lll try to update daily if I can

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Starting 11-11 with swift

I'm headed to west valley Utah I've got a little experience through my army career in the national gaurd and ita coming to an end after 23 years so I figured since I got furloughed from union pacific it was time for a change and driving seemed like a good fit

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Starting 11-11 with swift

I'm starting cdl training with swift on monday any advice would be appreciated

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