Swift Upgrade

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Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Heading back to the terminal in Greer so I can upgrade Friday man this has been nerve racking cannot wait to go solo I’ve had some great trainers. Time has went by fast I left last Thursday and upgrading Friday everything has gotten better for me.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations!

It's about to get real stressful and exciting for awhile. Keep your cool, learn from your mistakes, and do the best you can each day. If in doubt, there is no doubt. Stop and reevaluate. You will make lots of mistakes, but how you learn from them is what makes the difference.

Total faith that you will do well out here!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Good luck! I cant wait to hear how it goes

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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I appreciate it everyone

Errol V.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Ryan! You'll be through with your training soon enough. Be forewarned, your first solo week or so can be crazy also. Take some time and search here for terms like "my first week" with "solo" or "OTR" in the query.

Just a few weeks ago a new rookie driver listed several "problems" he had in those rookie weeks. In my first outing, I listed 11 "issues" that soon disappeared as I gained OTR experience. (Read My First Week Adventure As A Swift Driver almost 5 ago now.) I'm not saying these are "horror stories", but to let you and other first timers know you'll run into "big things" that are not all that big once you've gotten a few thousand miles in. Enjoy your new career!!

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spoonerist 's Comment
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Congratulations!!

I concur with the stuff above. This things is exhilarating, exhausting, and constantly changing.

Drive safe!

Cheers,

G

PackRat's Comment
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Errol, I read that again last week. Awesome stuff!

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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Thanks Errol imma read it

Congratulations, Ryan! You'll be through with your training soon enough. Be forewarned, your first solo week or so can be crazy also. Take some time and search here for terms like "my first week" with "solo" or "OTR" in the query.

Just a few weeks ago a new rookie driver listed several "problems" he had in those rookie weeks. In my first outing, I listed 11 "issues" that soon disappeared as I gained OTR experience. (Read My First Week Adventure As A Swift Driver almost 5 ago now.) I'm not saying these are "horror stories", but to let you and other first timers know you'll run into "big things" that are not all that big once you've gotten a few thousand miles in. Enjoy your new career!!

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Take your time and think ahead!

Good luck. 👍

Errol V.'s Comment
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As I said, don't take newbie stories to mean "This Is Terrible!" Rather, like Spoonerist, Pack_Rat and Bobcat Bob say, "Hang in there". You now will learn the ol' Things They Don't Teach You In School

Soon, if you meet Mr. Offset again, you'll say "Pffft! Ya wan' it Left or Ya wan' it Right?" rofl-2.gif

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