Starting With Swift

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Tom's Comment
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I'm starting monday with swift cdl training I leave on the big grey dog saturday morning for a long 36 hour hour bus ride it will be a lot different from my previous job as a railroad conductor but training is a lot shorter I'll try to keep a brief description of my training here lll try to update daily if I can

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.
Spoonerist 's Comment
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Congratulations and welcome!

The High Road training program here really helped me.

Cheers,

G

Tom's Comment
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It's been a few days since I last put something on here but to update

I started my swift training monday it was a little different than expected we started off with 6 guys in class by our first break we was down to 5 the first day was going over rules and discussing hours of service on the second day Tuesday we had 2 guys not show up for class so now we are down to 3 we watched videos and learned a little about pre trip inspection we did our drug test and had a new physical done even if u already had one it's just basic stuff right now the other 2 guys dont have their permit yet so its alot of getting them ready to go to the dmv on friday I'm not sure what I get to do that day since I already have mine

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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Great update on making positive progress, Tom. You are already in the top 50% of the class, and haven’t even driven yet!

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