Memphis Bound!!!

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Soggybiscuits's Comment
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I just received a call from my Swift recruiter that I am scheduled in the February 4 class for training. Swift here I come! So excited and nervous at the same time.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations!

And good luck!

Soggybiscuits's Comment
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Thanks Bob!

Peter M.'s Comment
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Great news!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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JoAnne EC's Comment
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I just received a call from my Swift recruiter that I am scheduled in the February 4 class for training. Swift here I come! So excited and nervous at the same time.

SO excited for you! Congratulations and all the best!! dancing-banana.gif

Soggybiscuits's Comment
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I'm looking forward to this new venture! My only issue is I am aware of my own fault that I don't like failure. For example, some of the road test aspects are if it happens once you fail. That scares the crap out of me. I really want this to happen and to work out. I'm eager to learn and WANT to succeed. But when I know that something is automatic fail I get caught up in trying not to do that and I may mess up and get sent home. That's my biggest fear.

I welcome all advice for calming my nerves.

Turtle's Comment
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Soggybiscuits, it's important to remember that the auto-fail situations with only fail you that day. If that happens you simply go back the next day and try again. You will not get sent home.

Examples of auto-fails are:

-Impeding traffic, such as if you stall in the middle of the road. Stalls occur when you dump the clutch and conk the engine. If you test in an automatic, that won't be in issue.

-The in-cab air brake pretrip. If you stumble on that portion, they can fail you too. But you get to come back the next day and try again.

Sorry gotta go

G-Town's Comment
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Turtle is absolutely correct.

Fear can be a great motivator, but not if it we allow it to become a distraction.

Focus all of your energy, I mean all of it on learning, making full use of your time at School. Apply effort and a positive attitude, the instructors will recognize this and do all they can to help you pass.

Good luck!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Study pretrip, brake check, and do them every time you get in a truck.

Practice the maneuvers until you can do them perfectly. About 500 times should do it. :)

I was nervous too, but I had practiced everything so much I breezed right through it

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