Swift Upgrade Test

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Wind's Comment
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Hey guys, I have a question I am about to upgrade to solo status with swift as I have finished my 200 hours. I have two options upgrade in Phoenix, Az or upgrade at my home terminal in Jarupa Valley, .ca. does anyone know which is better or which terminal assigns better trucks. Just any advice would be appreciated Those are my two options when it comes to where I can upgrade. Thanks

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Welcome, I am sure you will get a little flak for asking that. Sounds a bit selfish. I am sure others in your shoes are just happy with upgrading. But from what I hear, you get assigned the first come first serve truck, so it depends on what is available. Not sure if that is across all mega carriers, I think we have a couple of swift drivers here.

Best of luck Chris

Chris M's Comment
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Phoenix definitely has a larger amount of empty trucks and it is all around a much nicer terminal. I can't stand going to jurupa Valley lol. My personal preference would be Phoenix

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I totally understand where you're coming from.

The answer is whichever terminal is larger.

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.

Big T's Comment
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What type of transmission are you wanting to get?

Wind's Comment
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Automatic preferably but either is alright. I learned on a 13 speed but honestly I'm not sure what the best option is. I'll be upgrading wed at Phoenix or if jarupa Thursday. Just need to make the decision tomorrow cause I'll be at Phoenix

Big T's Comment
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Then upgrade in Phoenix. Better chance of getting a newer one. They only get new ones in JV if someone turns one in.

Wind's Comment
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Then upgrade in Phoenix. Better chance of getting a newer one. They only get new ones in JV if someone turns one in.

I think ima do Phoenix I'll post back here if my upgrade goes well. Does anyone know if they will check all my paper logs because I don't have some days down due to me running out of logs for like 3 days

Big T's Comment
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You should be fine. IF they check them it is to make sure you know how to fill one out.

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Then upgrade in Phoenix. Better chance of getting a newer one. They only get new ones in JV if someone turns one in.

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I think ima do Phoenix I'll post back here if my upgrade goes well. Does anyone know if they will check all my paper logs because I don't have some days down due to me running out of logs for like 3 days

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