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Douglas A.'s Comment
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All this worries me... I had 0 problem qualifying with prime. I actually leave tomorrow for school.

I hope they don't pull and tricks once I get there. Don't get me wrong... I was honest about work history, traffic violations etc...I rolled my car 3 years ago (litterly it falls off my record in 2 days) Pam actually gave me more of a problem.

Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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What about the DOT?

If you're talking about the DOT physical, I haven't taken it yet. It's on my list though.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Flatie C.'s Comment
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What about the DOT?

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If you're talking about the DOT physical, I haven't taken it yet. It's on my list though.

But the DMV let you take the test with out having DOT yet? Thats what I wanted to know. Thanks!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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What about the DOT?

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If you're talking about the DOT physical, I haven't taken it yet. It's on my list though.

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But the DMV let you take the test with out having DOT yet? Thats what I wanted to know. Thanks!

Oh, gotcha! Yes, they let me take the test. However my permit has a K restriction on it. They said I could either get the DOT card and show it if I was asked or come back and have the restriction removed (which is what I'm planning on doing).

On a related note, I've been talking to a Swift recruiter and it's moving right along. I know they have a reputation (depending on who you talk to), but I feel everything is what you make it. At the very least I'll be getting some experience under my belt. I'm just grateful someone is giving me a chance so far.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Flatie C.'s Comment
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If you're talking about the DOT physical, I haven't taken it yet. It's on my list though.

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But the DMV let you take the test with out having DOT yet? Thats what I wanted to know. Thanks!

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Oh, gotcha! Yes, they let me take the test. However my permit has a K restriction on it. They said I could either get the DOT card and show it if I was asked or come back and have the restriction removed (which is what I'm planning on doing).

On a related note, I've been talking to a Swift recruiter and it's moving right along. I know they have a reputation (depending on who you talk to), but I feel everything is what you make it. At the very least I'll be getting some experience under my belt. I'm just grateful someone is giving me a chance so far.

I might do the same way since Maverick do their own DOT. Have you tried maverick? I got accepted at Flatbed Division Regional Midwest and waiting for my orientation. They have a decent starting pay! :) Thanks!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Does Maverick have it's own school?

Flatie C.'s Comment
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Does Maverick have it's own school?

Nope you will attend the class at Arkansas State University , Newport to get your CDL. full tuition paid by maverick paid meal breakfast and lunch , lodging covered. You will get $50 giftcard 1st day of orientation , $550 orientation pay , salary of $550 while on training and bonus of $400 when you graduate and another $400 when you have your first dispatch. So a total of $800 bonus. Detention pay is $15 an hour starting after the second hour. Tarp pay of $25 , $30 stop-off pay.

Hope it helps!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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Well looks like I'm headed to Swift. Since I'm a veteran the recruiter told me that my schooling will be free (their website verified this). Barring any issues with getting my DOT card I should be starting class in TN in a couple of weeks. Anxious, nervous and excited would be a good description of me right now. I'm looking forward to the change...what I've been doing just ain't workin'.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bucket's Comment
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Good luck, I spoke with Swift and I was going to be at Redlands for training. I didn't go that route because I don't want otr. I may still go with Swift if I can get a home weekly run. I still have 4 companies high on my hopeful list. Keep us informed, and stay safe.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Errol V.'s Comment
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@Mike, yes the veterans get free tuition, but you are still committed to 1 year as a Friday Seat (fully qualified) driver. I did that. My home terminal is Memphis. We might be able to get together.

@Bucket: The Swift student "pipeline" starts you out OTR. After four months OTR , I got a shuttle route. Home every day! Then two months later I moved to a dedicated weekends home account. Just do a good job, and ask your DM to let you know when some account you want is open.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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