Swift New Recruits

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Matthew W.'s Comment
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I'm not on a hurry hurry mentality, I do a 15 minute minimum pti on my truck daily. I probably, I advocate the rule bending not as a go fast and dont do your job approach to trucking. Its I suppose somewhat similar approach to how old paper logs where adjusted. That doesnt mean those drivers where careless or unsafe. I actually watch my mirrors while driving, something none of my trainers did. I am not here trying to get people to drive dumb, I appologize if thats how this comes off. That is not my intent. I hope everyone in a truck will do their due diligence on the road, before they get on the road and after they stop for the night. I just look for ways to make more of my clock available for driving. Not driving unsafe.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott S.'s Comment
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Back to the matter at hand, I will say not all dedicated account are something to jump on to. I just talked to a Walmart dedicated driver a few days ago in Phoenix and he said he was getting short trips and was unable to make a decent wage. However, the account I am on offers typical loads between 2,200-2,600 miles with very few short hauls. It is mainly drop and hook , DC to DC, and have no appointment times. This is a team account and it requires you to have a minimum of 4,100 miles average during the quarters. This is easily manageable.

The point is, look more into the account. Ask the recruiter for average miles and other info you might need to know prior to accepting it. Just remember, nothing is set in stone and you can always switch if you are not happy. Swift has many opportunities.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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