Starting With Swift

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Silver .'s Comment
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Hey gang I'm very excited Monday I go to orientation with swift is there any tips from anyone what to look forward to

ChefsJK's Comment
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I am currently in Orientation and training with another company, but all I can say is listen with both ears and ask lots if questions, anything you can think of regardless if you think it is stupid or not important, ask any way. It has helped me tons doing that. And good luck!!

Silver .'s Comment
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Errol V.'s Comment
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The story goes, and the speakers may say so, that the orientation is like a big interview and they could send you out. So follow ChefsJK's advice and be all ears.

What terminal will you be at Monday? Best of luck!

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.

Silver .'s Comment
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I'm going to the one based out of Lathrop CA

Victor C. II's Comment
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CONGRATS SILVER!! Too bad that we won't be going to the same terminal since I live in Northern Virginia lol. I am not sure what terminal I will be at because I have not been told yet where since I have not gotten back to Gary who said to call him a couple weeks but my best guess it is going to be the one in West Virginia just before Martinsburg. Otherwise it would be at the Dale Street one in Winchester. Two terminals super close to where I live! Awesome!

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.

Silver .'s Comment
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That's awesome how does swift treat you as a driver I hear a lot of bad things and I'm a bit scared

Pianoman's Comment
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That's awesome how does swift treat you as a driver I hear a lot of bad things and I'm a bit scared

I'm always nice to my dispatchers and they're always nice back. As far as getting miles, I guess things are a little slow right now but follow the advice Brett reaches in his podcasts and the articles on here and you shouldn't be sitting around too much.

Lots of opportunities here at Swift. Be safe and on time and you'll have access to all of them.

Good luck!

Dispatcher:

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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That's awesome how does swift treat you as a driver I hear a lot of bad things and I'm a bit scared

Your hearing is perfect, Silver, it's just the people who are talking are so screwed up!

The official Trucking Truth refrain for most "I hears" is the looser that's posting is angry, and is trying to justify that they are good but _________* is a rip off.

*Fill in the blank with your favorite company.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

KaTow's Comment
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Sooooo ... How is it ????

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