Trying To Get Hired

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G-Town's Comment
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Awesome! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You don't know how much better that makes me feel about the whole process. I really appreciate it so I'll go ahead and get back to Swift and see what they say. I'll let you guys know what happens. Thanks again!

Good luck Robert.

I've been with Swift for over 5 years running Walmart Dedicated (DC to store deliveries and vendor backhauls) and can honestly say I have zero regrets. Trained with them, stayed with them. I've delivered to the Blackwood Wally store on RT 42 many times (Turnersville Auto Mall). I think you live near there if I read your profile correctly. I'll let you know the next time I am headed there...

I believe Swift is every bit as good as Schneider is. Not sure how you came to a different conclusion, but honestly both companies are comparable and highly successful.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Yep. I'm right along rt. 42. If you are ever around before I take off(hopefully) message me and I'd love to buy you a coffee. Thanks again.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Oh, and the idea that Schneider was better was mentioned by some other people on a different forum. I didn't join that one because it didn't seem helpful. Plus, there's some stuff on YouTube showing Swift driver crash montages. Guys were very disparaging in the comments section. I'm sure that if you look at any company, the crashes are probably the same per capita, it's just Swift is really big. I'm certainly going to give them a chance and if they give me a chance I'll go with them. If the deal sounds good I might not wait until next week. I'm not trying to rush, but I'm also trying to get myself going. I'm not getting any younger, lol!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robsteeler's Comment
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Welp, that narrows things down quickly. Just got declined by Swift. Recruiter just told me they're not offering school to NJ residents. ☹️ That sucks...

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Nothing is final until the ink dries on the dotted line. You want to get as many offers as possible. Better to not put all your eggs in one basket.

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.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I'm wondering what happened with Swift. I am looking online at local jobs with Swift for New Jersey locations and they offer CDL training in the ads. I really hope this guy wasn't bs'ing me. Why would he say that though? I never even got to fill out the application! I hit the more info tab on their page, and it was added to the Driver Pulse app on my phone automatically. Did they read the application on there from Roehl where they turned me down? I'm not sure if Driver Pulse works both ways...I just don't understand how I'm all of a sudden so undesirable!

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Yes grabbing a coffee, we can do that Robert. You can also run with me on a day trip if the planets align. I've done that with another member here Banks (not too long ago) We'd need to figure out the logistics if you are interested.

Here is the thread: Driving Mr. Banks

...it's just Swift is really big.

They are. But here is the thing; you will build professional, work-a-day relationships with only 2-6 people within any company. That is all that matters to enable success. I have never once felt like a number at Swift. Most other drivers on this forum will confirm same.

Swift has roughly 17,000 drivers and they hire a lot of entry level "newbies"...who make mistakes. Some monumental. Per capita, not much better or worse than the other Mega-Carriers.

So when you have a chance read this: Web of Lies and Misinformation.

Kinda captures the essence and source of bad information on the trucking industry; companies and of course drivers.

Not exactly sure why you were turned down...like I mentioned in a previous reply to you; there are times a company will temporarily curtail hiring from a specific geography. This is one of those times. I know they hire from South Jersey, I work with a couple of drivers residing near you.

Their loss! Keep trying!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robsteeler's Comment
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Thanks man.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Robert...08012!!! i grew up in West Deptford and park at the Paulsboro TA when i go home

;) oh yeah...former postal worker so i see zip codes hahaha

talk to someone else at swoft cause the only o es i saw ads at home were CRE, swift and roehl. ive since learned NJ os very popular hahahaha

Robsteeler's Comment
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So far I've still got Prime and Schneider who haven't told me to @#$& off. Yet, lol!

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