Officially A Flatbedder!

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Daniel Johnson's Comment
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Done with my flatbed training thru Swift and I have been given a brand new truck! 2014 Cascadia with the plastic still on the seats. Can't wait to do some real truck driving now!

Here's a pic of my new baby...

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Daniel Johnson's Comment
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white swift trucks parked

Daniel Johnson's Comment
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white swift trucks parked

Charles S.'s Comment
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How much training time did you have to put in? Are you slip seating? That's a great looking truck, will look great going down the highway!

Daniel Johnson's Comment
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How much training time did you have to put in? Are you slip seating? That's a great looking truck, will look great going down the highway!

Since I had 4 yrs prior flatbed experience and over a year with swift it was a 5 day class. New hires do a 2 day class, then 240 hrs with a flatbed specific mentor then 2 days training/testout. I'm solo and this is my truck, noone elses

Andy H. aka AZ Scooby's Comment
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How much training time did you have to put in? Are you slip seating? That's a great looking truck, will look great going down the highway!

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Since I had 4 yrs prior flatbed experience and over a year with swift it was a 5 day class. New hires do a 2 day class, then 240 hrs with a flatbed specific mentor then 2 days training/testout. I'm solo and this is my truck, noone elses

Very nice!! Flatbed is what I want to run once I get my experience.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Daniel, the flat-bed crowd in here is starting to grow! I'm real happy for you.

Zach's Comment
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Congrats Daniel,no van driver will ever understand the thrills of tarping a load in the windy city like a flat bedder ,never mind the satisfaction of delivering that load safely and dry thru deluges of rain showers for a thousand miles ,getting drenched countless times while adjusting strapps and bungees....and the immense satisfaction where upon arrival at your destination ,the crane operator unloading your load ........drops it into the biggest and muddiest mudhole on his lot.... ;-)

Andy H. aka AZ Scooby's Comment
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Congrats Daniel,no van driver will ever understand the thrills of tarping a load in the windy city like a flat bedder ,never mind the satisfaction of delivering that load safely and dry thru deluges of rain showers for a thousand miles ,getting drenched countless times while adjusting strapps and bungees....and the immense satisfaction where upon arrival at your destination ,the crane operator unloading your load ........drops it into the biggest and muddiest mudhole on his lot.... ;-)

That's too funny. I can totally see that happening. =-D

Zach's Comment
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Congrats Daniel,no van driver will ever understand the thrills of tarping a load in the windy city like a flat bedder ,never mind the satisfaction of delivering that load safely and dry thru deluges of rain showers for a thousand miles ,getting drenched countless times while adjusting strapps and bungees....and the immense satisfaction where upon arrival at your destination ,the crane operator unloading your load ........drops it into the biggest and muddiest mudhole on his lot.... ;-)

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That's too funny. I can totally see that happening. =-D

In this case it was total truth .Picked up a piece of machinery from a closed factory ,was being shipped to a company in Texas to be refurbished and put back into service in Mexico eventually. There were many times I was required to tarp a load that really didn't need it ,but the shipper is paying for it so you do it anyway.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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