Swift Road Test For Experienced Drivers.

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The Breeze's Comment
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I'm going to orientation in Richmond. Does anybody know what they're looking for on the road test for an experienced driver. I also couldn't find much recent information about what orientation is like for folks that have some driving experience.

PackRat's Comment
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I can't answer your questions, but good to see you post again after forever.

Welcome back!


The Breeze's Comment
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I can't answer your questions, but good to see you post again after forever.

Welcome back!


I lurk around these parts every so often. I've been staying busy with the driving so that's always a good thing!

Bre The Newbie 's Comment
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I'm a former Swift Driver and I'm not sure how it is in Richmond but I can only tell you about my experience here in California. They have you take the test in a group no more than 4. Its similiar to the DMV road test except less pressure. I can advise you that they will not pass you for things that the DMV will fail you for. They are looking to see how well you drive and your ability to control the truck.Please watch your road signs, watch your speed(speeding is a no no), dont jump any curbs, and no accidents. They wont hire you on if you make mistakes that pose a safety risk.You will also do a backing test where they will have you back into a parking space at the terminal. Thats pretty much it. I know For each individual your actual Drive time might be 20mins or less ( i can assure you I would be exaggerating if my actual road test took 15mins) I'm sure you will do just fine and congratulations.


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.


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.


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.

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