Orientation With Swift

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well I just home this morning (6 am Pacific time). Went through orientation with Swift Monday and Tuesday. Came in Wednesday to get results and my driver number. Didn't happen, i didn't get my hair follicle test done so they took a chunk out of the back of my head. Wait around Wednesday and Thursday. Since I brought my car down to Fontana, I was able to get around town and do things. i went to wally world to get some more t-shirts and more socks. Went up to pay at the self checkout. It wouldn't accept my debit card for payment. So I call my bank and had to file a fraud claim and cancel my debit card. Someone had hacked into my account and took out almost $1700. Well this left me with $10. And I was 400 miles from home. Very difficult to fix things this way. I have to file a claim in writing to dispute the charges, and they have to send the form to your home address. It gets even better. It takes 10 working days to get it started once they receive the form. And you might get you funds back in your account by the 15th day. Now fast forward to Friday, I check out of the hotel and go back to the Swift yard and up the stairs to find out the results of the hair follicle test. The tests are not back. So 20 pre-hires are waiting still on the results. Which is 2 classes. The class I was in Monday-Tuesday, and the Wednesday-Thursday class. All the Swift academy students had their tests done the second day of their training. So I came in at 9:30 on Friday, no results. Evylin said come back at 12:30, so I did and still no results and said to go back to Sacramento. A nice 412 miles. Luckily I still had $25 left on my Sam's Club gift card so I get gas for the trip home. Unfortunately I was running out of fuel 15 miles from home. So I checked all over the car and came up with $8 in quarters and dimes and nickles. Because I have to use 89 octane or above in the BMW, it didn't amount to more than 2.112 gallons of fuel. But I made it home. I am doing laundry and waiting on Fontana to call. I can't blame Swift for the lateness of the results, but sure is frustrating. Anyway, I'll get over it. I'm alive, safe, can catch up with the TT family and see what's been going on since last Sunday when I left for the LA area.

Raptor

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre-hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I've been waiting to hear how it went for you - SO sorry it's been such a s*** show!! =( I'm glad you made it home safely. I hope they get your results ASAP so you can move on to the next step. Fingers crossed for you that it hurries up and works itself out!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks JoAnne

It's been a trying week. But if I can make through this, I can make it through the rest of it.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I got to talk to the Refer manager while I was down there and I am really going for this side of the house. I don't need to be home that much, and he said he would keep me busy. So I am really jazzed to be going with Swift. I hope no one took that I was blaming Swift for the mix-up at the lab. I just want to go to work. The ones who are old enough to remember this line, "Patience, Grasshopper." I need to also be patient.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I got to talk to the Refer manager while I was down there and I am really going for this side of the house. I don't need to be home that much, and he said he would keep me busy. So I am really jazzed to be going with Swift. I hope no one took that I was blaming Swift for the mix-up at the lab. I just want to go to work. The ones who are old enough to remember this line, "Patience, Grasshopper." I need to also be patient.

Def old enough to remember lol Being patient is often easier said than done! We're all excited for you though and look forward to reading your posts as you go along. It's gonna be great! =)

Big T's Comment
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The reefer crew in Jurupa is a great crew.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks Big T.

CK's Comment
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Who do you bank with? When I was in Oklahoma for a government job, my debit card had several fraudulent charges that amounted to over $4,700. They called me to verify the charges. They weren't mine and they took place in Dallas and South Carolina.... at a best buy and for hookers.

As much as I dislike Bank of America, they reversed the charges immediately, cancelled the compromised debit card and mailed me a new one to my temporary residence. I was also able to get a temporary debit card in the interim by visiting the local branch. I never had to send forms or even sign anything, except for the temporary debit card.

I'm sorry this happened to you and hope your bank fixes everything quickly, and Swift gets you in ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My Discover card has been stolen approximately every 30 days for the last few months. I have only used it two places so far this time, trying to narrow down who is losing/stealing it

But yeah, they text me with suspicious charges, I deny them, they overnight me a new card.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Raptor, I feel your pain on the card fraud front - just got an email stating that a $1799 transaction had been declined (thank god) on my credit card. I had my bank account hacked once and there is nothing more stressful. Thinking ALL the positive thoughts for you!!! Have a great week!

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