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Big T's Comment
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Michael I was in the same position when I returned to driving. Prime, Knight, and Swift were able to hire me but it wasn't a refresher course. I had to do their training program the same as someone that never had a license.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Michael I was in the same position when I returned to driving. Prime, Knight, and Swift were able to hire me but it wasn't a refresher course. I had to do their training program the same as someone that never had a license.

That's the route I'd prefer to go, waiting to here back from prime after submitting full app yesterday

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Michael S.'s Comment
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I'm not sure what you told the recruiter, but I'd just recommend applying for company sponsored CDL school by applying to all of them, see what offers you get, then pick one.

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Thanks, exactly what I'm working on, well all of them that hire where I live anyway, really surprises me how few hire out of central Florida

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Michael,

I don't know if Swift hires out of Florida, but this old driver has just been hired by them.

Raptor

I have considered swift, but my priority first is companies with a pet policy, I know beggars cant be choosers, lol, but gotta try that route first for my little doggie!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big T's Comment
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Swift allows pets. Cat or dog up to thirty pounds.

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Michael,

I don't know if Swift hires out of Florida, but this old driver has just been hired by them.

Raptor

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I have considered swift, but my priority first is companies with a pet policy, I know beggars cant be choosers, lol, but gotta try that route first for my little doggie!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Swift allows pets. Cat or dog up to thirty pounds.

Hmm going by the info I saw here and on their website, it says no pets allowed

Big T's Comment
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Sorry no cat just dog. They have had the policy for a year now. You can't have a pet while training, but once you go solo you can. You just fill out the form and pay a fee.

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Swift allows pets. Cat or dog up to thirty pounds.

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Hmm going by the info I saw here and on their website, it says no pets allowed

Michael S.'s Comment
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So far so good with the process at Prime submitted full application, working on verifications for gaps in employment, they are talking possibly start January 28 if all goes well!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So far so good with the process at Prime submitted full application, working on verifications for gaps in employment, they are talking possibly start January 28 if all goes well!

Awesome! Good luck!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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