Company Hiring Team With Little Experience

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William W. (Pokey Bill)'s Comment
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So, I worked for Swift Transport for about five months and my friend drove for Prime Inc for about five months and we are looking to get on as a team but not sure what some good companies are, can y'all give us some advice?!?

C. S.'s Comment
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Is there a reason you're leaving Swift/Prime? Or have you both already left? If so, how long have you been out of a truck? More info needed. I drive team with my fiance for Celadon and we're very happy.

G-Town's Comment
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You are each already working for two very good companies. Like CS suggested, more information. Also did either of you go through schooling/training with Swift or Prime?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Why not have one of you become a trainer and recruit the other? You'd get a bonus and team in training then just continue. I know siblings and spouses that did this at prime.

William W. (Pokey Bill)'s Comment
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Is there a reason you're leaving Swift/Prime? Or have you both already left? If so, how long have you been out of a truck? More info needed. I drive team with my fiance for Celadon and we're very happy.

I have been away from SWIFT Transportation for 7 months but he just quit prime yesterday

G-Town's Comment
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Is there a reason you're leaving Swift/Prime? Or have you both already left? If so, how long have you been out of a truck? More info needed. I drive team with my fiance for Celadon and we're very happy.

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I have been away from SWIFT Transportation for 7 months but he just quit prime yesterday

For the moment let's focus on your situation. With less than a year of experience and a 7 month absence from driving, its probable you will be required to go through at least an abbreviated version of road training with any of the major carriers.

If you don't mind me asking why did you leave Swift after only 5 months, and why the 7 month gap since then? Did you go to one of Swift's school's or a private one? I assume that you have a valid CDL and medical card. In order to best advise you, the whole story would be helpful.

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.
William W. (Pokey Bill)'s Comment
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I quit Swift because I was having heart problems at the time but now I've lost a lot of weight and do not have the heart problems anymore and I am ready to get back on the truck and I'm really Considering SWIFT Transportation!!

G-Town's Comment
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I quit Swift because I was having heart problems at the time but now I've lost a lot of weight and do not have the heart problems anymore and I am ready to get back on the truck and I'm really Considering SWIFT Transportation!!

Considering you were initially a Swiftie, it might be the path of least resistance to rejoin them.

Good luck!

Scott D's Comment
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William W. (Pokey Bill)'s Comment
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Me and my team driver are starting CRST Van Expidited on the 20th

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