My Head Will Explode!***

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Greg H.'s Comment
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Place I'm at now has a company drivers policy of 60 lbs that's not really enforced.

really, Cool... all I know is that back when I was shopping around for companies to apply for, I was reading through their policies (dog on board, passenger, etc.) , and I know all of them said 30lb limit. I guess I missed a few somewhere. But, generally, for those that do allow pets, I believe it's 30 lbs..

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greg H.'s Comment
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Is this lady for real? I mean, seriously, come on, put in gear already.

I've been checking into the training center all weekend to see if I could use the username and password she'd sent me, and it still says, ' Login Failure '.

Sooo, anyway, I just checked email and read and email she sent to me 8pm Sunday night. And this is what the letter says.... shaking my head.

Hello Gregory! Checking in to see how you are doing with the CDL Online Course? In order for you to begin your journey to being a Driver for Swift, we need you to complete this course and obtain your permit. Need assistance? Give me a call on my direct line

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.
Greg H.'s Comment
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Bret? (you can edit this out) Could you do me a huge favor, and so sorry to trouble you but, could you look at the previous post and edit out her phone number. I didn't mean for that to be in the post. Thank you, Greg.

So, on goes the journey. I seriously need help with this one. I've tried calling her all day. Goes straight to voice mail, and says, ' voice mail has reached it's full capacity '. I've tried emailing her as well.

I honestly don't want to say bad things about this lady or by all means get her in trouble but, I do need assistance from someone other than herself I do believe.

PackRat's Comment
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Talk to another recruiter at the same company. If that doesn't work, switch to another company that meets your needs.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Talk to another recruiter at the same company. If that doesn't work, switch to another company that meets your needs.

I'm not really sure how the whole recruiting process works. I think its set up on commotion. Sooo, talking to a different recruiter may upset the balance of things lol. Anyway, enough about her. Unless someone has a real good suggestion. Thank you just the same PacRat.

Greg H.'s Comment
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THATS what studying for the CDL permit reminds me of!

.....Algebra and those freakin' word problems.

If Johnny leaves at 3:30, walks 10 miles in the snow, at 2 miles per hr, to Mikes house, how long will it take him?

And you have to come up with this formula, X + Y = 10 - 0 + Z.

I hated those. I'm the type person that will either go out and do it to find the answer or I'll go find Johnny and say, 'yo, what up dude, so, how long did it take you? '

:)

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greg H.'s Comment
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Well, this may be helpful. First I got /smart/ and thought, hmm, maybe it's case sensitive. I had been entering gh---- instead of GH---- .... no, not case sensitive. So, I exited out of it and thought, well, maybe I can find a help page on the site. Sure enough, there is a FAQ area. And the first statement is, ' I do not know my username and Password:. And it has a contact number so, this may get me the username and password, I do not know yet.

If I knew I could contact them myself, I would have done so. At least the recruiter could have told me this much, instead of ignoring me. Still, I don't know if they'll give me any information. And that's just it. I didn't set up an account for this site myself. For that matter, I'm not even sure my recruiter did either. Never the less, I will call the number and see if they can help me out.

To be Continued.....

G-Town's Comment
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Call the number. Keep calling it until you get a "live" person.

Don't worry about ruffling anyone's feathers. Worry about gettin' on with it.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Shaking my head... hg----, not gh---- ..... well, at least I was in the system. And just for the record, it's not my fault, gh---- is the username that was given to me.

well, cool, off to school then, I just hope this didn't set anything back to bad.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Whew, I've been binge studying and watching videos all day. The test are a little different than I expected. And one section is simply not in the Commercial Drivers Handbook I just picked up a few months ago. Oh, and one section is in it, where the added section isn't. Whatever, lol. :)

ohhh, ho hum, 4 1/2 hrs sleep, 2 more cups of coffee than I'd normally drink, I'm a little loopy now.

I had to kick Gabriel out of the room at one point. He has this allergic itch. I still haven't figured out exactly what from. I thought it was his treats once upon a time. Even though, a couple of years ago we had a friend stay over that had a puppy. Now I want to strangle that friend. Come to find out, it had flees. We were flee free before this. Now, anything that irritates Gabe, he's going to gnaw and chew and scratch it to death. Not to mention his own saliva can irritate him. Yeh, I tried explaining this to him but, he just doesn't get it. lol I do have an itch spray, he hates. I'll tell him, ' if you don't stop it, I'm going to spray you '. lol

Oh, I learned something.... on the section about what forms of identification you need to get your permit/license, you need an actual copy of your birth certificate. My mother had one from way back when but, it still isn't good enough. They evidently need an original copy. Sooo, we called the office that does this, and I can get one for $23. So, going to have to make a trip downtown this week to get that done.

Okie dokie, I guess that about wraps it up for today.

So far the studying and watching videos is going pretty well..... ooohhh yeah, I can't remember steering parts and suspension parts to save my life. I'll keep looking at the diagram until I can remember them all. It would really help if I could actually see them on the truck. At least I think it would.

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