Swift Decision Driving Class

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Will P.'s Comment
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Hey folks can nyone that drives for Swift tell me what the swift decision driving class is? I've gotten 2 messages on the QC I've been assigned to it. Gotta do it by 4/6 at a terminal.

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.

Bob M.'s Comment
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It’s about 30 mins watching some video clips of drivers making bad decisions and going over the Smith System. You then get a “Diploma” that gets scanned and you’re done.

Will P.'s Comment
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Ah okay I reckon it's something all new driver have to do then? I haven't even set foot in a terminal yet lol. But should be finishing my 200 driving hours with my mentor here in the next week, so that will probably warrant a home terminal visit haha!

It’s about 30 mins watching some video clips of drivers making bad decisions and going over the Smith System. You then get a “Diploma” that gets scanned and you’re done.

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.

Bre The Newbie 's Comment
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I drove for swift briefly but I didnt have to take that course. I understand that your still in training, correct? Did you perhaps get a drive cam incident that is why they want you to take that class? Sorry for assuming if that's not the case but as a new driver I never had to do that course.

Will P.'s Comment
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That could very well be the case. In raining Atlanta traffic I had a car that changed lanes right in front of me causing me to get the distance warning. I immediately began slowing down to have that following distance increased but with it raining I didnt want to hard brake. I did get a following distance event from that...and I think it was the next day that that message came across...it shows as resolved after review and when I emailed about it I've never gotten a response back.

I drove for swift briefly but I didnt have to take that course. I understand that your still in training, correct? Did you perhaps get a drive cam incident that is why they want you to take that class? Sorry for assuming if that's not the case but as a new driver I never had to do that course.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Will, what you just described is a likely scenario that will occur on a frequent basis. Especially in the rain within the limits of any urban center.

Think about how you will handle it in the future. They will probably ask you that.

Safe travels.

Will P.'s Comment
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Thanks! Will do!

Will, what you just described is a likely scenario that will occur on a frequent basis. Especially in the rain within the limits of any urban center.

Think about how you will handle it in the future. They will probably ask you that.

Safe travels.

Will P.'s Comment
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Well got an update...incandescent disregard those message about that class. Finally got in touch with someone and it was not updated that I had taken that during the Swift academy orientation...glad to know now lol. Thanks guys! (And gals!)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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