Kudos To Swift

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Turtle's Comment
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Hey Bolt, I can't zoom in quite close enough on your avatar pic to see what year that bike is. Watcha got there?

Bolt's Comment
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Hey Bolt, I can't zoom in quite close enough on your avatar pic to see what year that bike is. Watcha got there?

1995 Sportster. She is my mistress.

Turtle's Comment
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I could tell it was a sporty, but that was about it. Nice ride

Big Scott's Comment
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I was not trying to sway you. Just putting information out there. Good luck with Swift.

Bran009's Comment
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Thanks for your service and good luck! You hear a lot of Swift jokes out on the road, but they wouldn't be as big and successful a company if it was all true. I almost went with Swift, but with my situation it wasn't going to work. Be safe!

Big T's Comment
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You can request a mentor with an auto. You just need to make it through school.

I am scheduled to attend the SWIFT training in Richmond on July 9. I met a gal who said she loved driving for them. I was supposed to go to the Schneider paid training (only 6 mos commitment) but I haven't been sure about passing the pre-work screen tests. Schneider would train me on an automatic in two weeks, than 3 weeks of orientation with one OTR in the middle week. I would prefer Scheider because of the auto trans.

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When I first got serious about trucking Swift was always on the very bottom of my list. My reasoning was very solid: It was based on the wonderful reviews and reputation from the internet, truck stops, and any other place two or more truckers were gathered up. After being on Trucking Truth for almost three years and doing a lot of research, listening to those that actually drive for Swift, and opening my mind to new possibilities Swift has become my company of choice.

As a veteran I am getting my training paid for without any repayment plan as long as I stay with them for a year. As I going through their online assignment I noticed that the student is responsible for their room. When I questioned my recruiter about this again as a veteran that is handled for me. So basically it will not cost me anything more than food and licensing fees to get my cdl. That is awesome.

If you are looking for a company definitely give Swift a look see.

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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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

millionmiler24's Comment
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Swift has definitely exceeded my expectations.

No regrets; made life long friends, work on a great account, drive great equipment, and have tremendous professionals supporting me and driving along side of me.

Not just at Swift, G-Town. You have made lifelong friends here on TT also. Myself for sure. I still haven't forgotten. If it wasn't for your advice, I would not be where I am at today. 😁 I owe you more than I could ever repay.

G-Town's Comment
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Not just at Swift, G-Town. You have made lifelong friends here on TT also. Myself for sure. I still haven't forgotten. If it wasn't for your advice, I would not be where I am at today. 😁 I owe you more than I could ever repay.

I agree, I have made many lifelong friends here. Thank you, I appreciate that.

MillionMiler you are teaching new drivers the "right way" to conduct their business. "Priceless" and we all thank you for that and your continued commitment to safety and excellence.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Not just at Swift, G-Town. You have made lifelong friends here on TT also. Myself for sure. I still haven't forgotten. If it wasn't for your advice, I would not be where I am at today. 😁 I owe you more than I could ever repay.

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I agree, I have made many lifelong friends here. Thank you, I appreciate that.

MillionMiler you are teaching new drivers the "right way" to conduct their business. "Priceless" and we all thank you for that and your continued commitment to safety and excellence.

It certainly is an honor to continue to be of great service on here and to this industry and country. You are so welcome my friend. 😁

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