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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Made it safely to the hotel in Greenville SC, got my same roommate from school, what should I expect for my 2 days of orientation with Swift?

Errol V.'s Comment
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The first two days are paperwork, I think another pee & hair test, some introductions and some classes, like a bit of hazmat (not for an endorsement, just some familiarization).

The last day (if you make it to day #3 you're hired and in the payroll. A bit more classroom stuff, I forgot my 5 year old orientation details, but I'm sure you get lined up with your mentor. I was lucky and mine way waiting for me. Some people must wait an few days.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Thanks

The first two days are paperwork, I think another pee & hair test, some introductions and some classes, like a bit of hazmat (not for an endorsement, just some familiarization).

The last day (if you make it to day #3 you're hired and in the payroll. A bit more classroom stuff, I forgot my 5 year old orientation details, but I'm sure you get lined up with your mentor. I was lucky and mine way waiting for me. Some people must wait an few days.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Errol V.'s Comment
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Welcome to Swift Transportation. Keep yours eyes & ears open. In my first year I was first in OTR , switched to shuttle (like line drive, same route, home every night) then regional (home weekends).

And G-Town can fill you in on Swift's Walmart account.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jay F.'s Comment
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Ryan I’m currently going to transtech in newton. There was a gentleman that passed last week that headed to swift in Greenville. His name escapes me, but he’s an awesome guy from Charleston SC. Hopefully your pathes cross! Good luck and congrats

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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I’ll see

Ryan I’m currently going to transtech in newton. There was a gentleman that passed last week that headed to swift in Greenville. His name escapes me, but he’s an awesome guy from Charleston SC. Hopefully your pathes cross! Good luck and congrats

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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And thanks jay

I’ll see

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Ryan I’m currently going to transtech in newton. There was a gentleman that passed last week that headed to swift in Greenville. His name escapes me, but he’s an awesome guy from Charleston SC. Hopefully your pathes cross! Good luck and congrats

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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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JayF I met him his name is Joseph cool guy with that long afro lol

Ryan I’m currently going to transtech in newton. There was a gentleman that passed last week that headed to swift in Greenville. His name escapes me, but he’s an awesome guy from Charleston SC. Hopefully your pathes cross! Good luck and congrats

Jay F.'s Comment
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JayF I met him his name is Joseph cool guy with that long afro lol

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Ryan I’m currently going to transtech in newton. There was a gentleman that passed last week that headed to swift in Greenville. His name escapes me, but he’s an awesome guy from Charleston SC. Hopefully your pathes cross! Good luck and congrats

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Yeah I’m horrible with names, and I forgot it. Glad you got to meet him. Good luck I hope you guys crush down there.

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