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Brett Aquila's Comment
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There has to be more to the story

There always is with guys like this. He's done everything perfectly from day one. He's never late for an appointment, he never refuses a load, he always asks for more work, and yet no one treats him well, no one gives him any miles, some companies don't even pay him at all, and now he's ready to quit his third company.

Give me a break.

I talk a lot about the traits of people who are highly successful in life and some traits they all share in common are:

  • They take 100% responsibility for the result of their endeavors
  • They take it upon themselves to learn how to be successful at anything they're trying to do
  • They don't play the victim and complain, blame, and criticize everyone else when things don't go their way

I don't know why I'm wasting my time asking this, but Silver, why don't you explain to us the entire story of what happened at Swift?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I went though training with them they were so messed up i couldn't even do my hours though qualcom so trainer helped me keep track then when i got on my own they kept messing up for some reason and never got paid they kept saying it will be next week and after three months i got fed up cus could not feed myself or pay bills

I’m not a driver yet, but my understanding is you log in to the Qualcomm and set your status. You change status every time you go off duty, sleep, drive, etc.

If you did that I would assume the Qualcomm would keep track of your miles and time for you. Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Jamie's Comment
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Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

I actually met a swift driver that didn't know how to use the Qualcomm. I was taking my 10 hour break in a rest area in PA, and she came up to my truck (parked next to each other) and asked if we used the same Qualcomm. So I helped her a little bit, of course Swift is a bit different. But I explained a few things to help her, as she was way over her clock. She never went off duty when she went home, so she never got a 34 hour reset, etc.

She said something about not having to go through the whole training since she already had her CDLs, but I don't remember the whole story now. Hopefully the tips I gave helped, as she wrote them down.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Silver .'s Comment
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Thank you those who gave me good advice. Im done with this post

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Thank you those who gave me good advice. Im done with this post

I mean you could explain your situation with Swift, as there is clearly a reason you didn't get paid and you're not telling everyone the whole story.

I highly doubt you did everything right and simply never got paid. I could be wrong, I just doubt it at this moment. Swift employs a lot of drivers that gets paid on time with no problems. So why not explain the whole story rather than acting like it's totally Swifts fault.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Silver .'s Comment
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The story is that they kept messing up my paperwork and becuse of that i never got paid it even ****ed off my trainer seeing what they were doing

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thank you those who gave me good advice. Im done with this post

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I mean you could explain your situation with Swift, as there is clearly a reason you didn't get paid and you're not telling everyone the whole story.

I highly doubt you did everything right and simply never got paid. I could be wrong, I just doubt it at this moment. Swift employs a lot of drivers that gets paid on time with no problems. So why not explain the whole story rather than acting like it's totally Swifts fault.

He is going to do what he has always done when the going gets tough. Walk away and expect it to somehow get better.

Switching companies is not going to make a difference. Just like trying to blame the company isn’t going to fly. You are responsible for your income, since every trucking company out there has more freight to move than they know what to do with. Either take responsibility and listen to good advice, or you should probably investigate jobs in other industries.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Jamie wrote:

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Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

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I actually met a swift driver that didn't know how to use the Qualcomm. I was taking my 10 hour break in a rest area in PA, and she came up to my truck (parked next to each other) and asked if we used the same Qualcomm. So I helped her a little bit, of course Swift is a bit different. But I explained a few things to help her, as she was way over her clock. She never went off duty when she went home, so she never got a 34 hour reset, etc.

She said something about not having to go through the whole training since she already had her CDLs, but I don't remember the whole story now. Hopefully the tips I gave helped, as she wrote them down.

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Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

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I actually met a swift driver that didn't know how to use the Qualcomm. I was taking my 10 hour break in a rest area in PA, and she came up to my truck (parked next to each other) and asked if we used the same Qualcomm. So I helped her a little bit, of course Swift is a bit different. But I explained a few things to help her, as she was way over her clock. She never went off duty when she went home, so she never got a 34 hour reset, etc.

She said something about not having to go through the whole training since she already had her CDLs, but I don't remember the whole story now. Hopefully the tips I gave helped, as she wrote them down.

That’s pretty basic stuff...basic HOS reporting. Considering she already had her CDL , if she had less than a year (or no) experience; the 200 hours of her driving would have required her to understand basic logging functions on the QC. Plenty of time to cover it.

Granted there are good trainers and not so good, but unless her trainer was doing everything for her, I’m having a difficult time believing basic QC logging wasn’t covered. It’s not that difficult.

There is always two sides to every story.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Jamie wrote:

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Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

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I actually met a swift driver that didn't know how to use the Qualcomm. I was taking my 10 hour break in a rest area in PA, and she came up to my truck (parked next to each other) and asked if we used the same Qualcomm. So I helped her a little bit, of course Swift is a bit different. But I explained a few things to help her, as she was way over her clock. She never went off duty when she went home, so she never got a 34 hour reset, etc.

She said something about not having to go through the whole training since she already had her CDLs, but I don't remember the whole story now. Hopefully the tips I gave helped, as she wrote them down.

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Were you doing that, or did you not know how to use the Qualcomm?

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I actually met a swift driver that didn't know how to use the Qualcomm. I was taking my 10 hour break in a rest area in PA, and she came up to my truck (parked next to each other) and asked if we used the same Qualcomm. So I helped her a little bit, of course Swift is a bit different. But I explained a few things to help her, as she was way over her clock. She never went off duty when she went home, so she never got a 34 hour reset, etc.

She said something about not having to go through the whole training since she already had her CDLs, but I don't remember the whole story now. Hopefully the tips I gave helped, as she wrote them down.

double-quotes-end.png

That’s pretty basic stuff...basic HOS reporting. Considering she already had her CDL , if she had less than a year (or no) experience; the 200 hours of her driving would have required her to understand basic logging functions on the QC. Plenty of time to cover it.

Granted there are good trainers and not so good, but unless her trainer was doing everything for her, I’m having a difficult time believing basic QC logging wasn’t covered. It’s not that difficult.

There is always two sides to every story.

Yeah I'm not sure about the whole story, I remember her saying something about getting her CDLs a year earlier or something along those lines and she road with her husband for a little while. So I'm not entirely sure of the story. I just know she didn't really understand the basic concept of logging. Of course this has nothing to do with Swift, she just so happened to be a swift driver.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I need some popcorn.

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