Swift C1 At Indianapolis - A Day To Day Adventure.

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G-Town's Comment
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Since I can respect your opinion, I'm done talking about it. . And since There is a walkthrough with this school by Lil Triscuit I am no longer continuing this topic. Thanks all and ttyl

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Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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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.
MrTechit's Comment
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Just an update to my progress. I passed state in Indiana on Thursday.

A lot of negative from people at the C1 school, but I found out you get out what you put in. I worked my ass off. I passed everything the first try. It took a total of 3 weeks and 4 days (not counting weekends). The school was a little backed up from the sheer amount of people. And a lot of folk did not take anything seriously so they will be there forever or kicked out. The instructors truly seemed to care about teaching. Overall, a decent experience. They did the job, they gave me the opportunity to get my CDL.

Today I got my paper license here at home (WNY). Orientation at Swift is scheduled in Syracuse for Monday the 29th. Cannot wait.

Thank you all for everything you share here. As I grow and learn ill continue to be active-ish here. (Read almost every day, but limit my posts) I came into this knowing that I know nothing, and continue with that mindset, soaking everything up I can from the folks with experience.

This is a complete lifestyle change for me, as previously I have never left WNY and always been home around family. I am going the Rainy way, as I at this time have started transferring my possessions to storage. I have a place to stay if absolutely needed, but i need to pay off debts and my vehicle and get a savings started. (this is all counting of course, that things continue smoothly with the on boarding process next week and mentor training goes well.)

I cannot, and will not let this opportunity fall from beneath me.

Again - Thank you all and see you on the road!

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations and good luck at your orientation with Swift next week!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif great job!

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