Starting The In Cab Stuff-Air Brake Tests-Alley Dock Etc.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well Week 3-

Have been doing the pre-trip around the tractor and trailer for a couple of weeks a long with straight line backing. Today we started the parallel parking and angle backing. Was fun but stressing, I haven't driven in 8 years and haven't had to back up for 11 (except for minor backing of the tanker. Some of my class mates haven ever driven a clutch vehicle in their life. So a lot of jerking of the tractor. I don't know how the rest of the DMV testing states are, you will not know until the examiner tells you what part of the pre-trip you will be doing.

It's broken down into 4 facets of the tractor and trailer: A, B, C, D. And "D" is ALL of Tractor & Trailer. If you get A & D, you will be at DMV most of the day. B & C are short.

Well why not have the challenge!

I didn't want to bore anyone with the complete list of what each one was.

that's all for now.


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.


Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Army 's Comment
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Where are you going to school?

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Sorry Army I didn't get back to you on here. The day to day stuff was kind of boring.

Ok fast forward to December:

I went to Swift orientation on 12/10, 12/11 in Fontana, CA. Waited for results of urine test. Negative. Then they wanted to do a hair Folicle test which was OK but I told them it would come back positive for opiates. They gave a form to take back to my doctor to sign off on. On Friday 12/14, still no results. So I left for Sacramento (home) and waited for the results. On Tuesday 12/18, they said it came back positive (which I knew it would). I went to my doctor to get her to sign Swift's form which had too much federal regs on the form. So instead she wrote a letter stating that I was on it but now I wasn't. And Swift accepted it and now I'm waiting on a mentor.

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