Mistake On Swift Application.

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Brad P.'s Comment
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Hi,

Been reading the forums last couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone for thoughts, ive gleaned a lot.

I sent of a application to Swift, even before i talked to a recruiter. I think i learned, i need to talk to recruiter first. I was assigned a recruiter, and was asked to call their number to speed up process, dont think it helped, but, they did get back to me barely before 48 hrs was up. Some quick facts, i have no dui's, dwi , for last 25 years. No moving viokation in 7 yrs, 2 accidents in 5, not my fault, no ticket, verifiable 30 yr self employed, excellent references , no medical issues . So i look good on paper i think.

Soooo, the recruiter called me on my cell, just as i was entering the road with my car, i pulled over, and she started asking me, any moving viokations, i answered, a couple more questions, i answered , then was asked any suspensions? Yes, in 1982, but apparently, on the application i said no, when i went to look at application later, i realized my rookie mistake of rushing through application, not reading carefully. Then, was asked any Dui ,dwi, yes, i said 2 1984. Recruiter quickly replied, oh we do not hire anyone with 2 at all, and started wrapping up the call, im completely dumbfounded here, call ends.

Then, i remembered from 1984 i didnt have 2 dui, what happened, i originally got it deffered , but was viokated because i crossed state lines, so had 2 distinct court sessions over it, with jail time by Violation.

Sooo after realizing i mispoke, and i put no on the suspension , i tried, by email, and voicemail to get it cleaned up with the recruiter. 1 voicemail, 2 emails , 48 hrs still no reply from swift recruiter.

Soooo, im thinking, im going to call into swift, to a different Recruiter, and mention, my application, and bonehead, rookie mistake, sheeesh, ive been self employed 40 years, swift was first application in 40 years, cut me slack. Ok,?

Sooo any advice?comment,insight? That would be helpful?

Can i redo my application, or do i have to wait? Yes i was super super sweet to the young lady recruiter, and tried to butter her up, and plead mercy.

Not trying to game the system honest mistake

TIA, appreciated

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Seems like you are not sure about your DWIs. Many companies post their requirements online. Here is CFI's.

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Get your facts straight first. Read applications carefully. Good luck.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Many companies will not accept ANY DUIs at all regardless of the time frame. Many limit the number allowed. This is something you need to know and accept.

Swift is not the only company so apply everywhere and see who bites but understand you need to be clear. They will find tickets from the 1980s now just to see if you will lie about it.

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DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brad P.'s Comment
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Seems like you are not sure about your DWIs. Many companies post their requirements online. Here is CFI's.

0906687001595508079.jpg

Get your facts straight first. Read applications carefully. Good luck.

Big Scott, yeah i hear ya, Swift says no DUI'S 5 YEARS,nowhere can you find where they say, no more than 2 dui's lifetime, unless it is 2 on a CDL , then you are banned. So i wasnt prepared for an interview, on the subject. Now i know.

Moving forward, im interested on thoughts about going through a different Recruiter at Swift, Amending my application at Swift. Or any thoughts about continuing to try to apply at swift, in light of my mistake

Right now, im working to get the reports Swift used, on Background, DMV , they are supposed to be free from Tenstreet, and Carco, but im already experiencing problems

Just to be clear, 1 DUI...😁thanks though.

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.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You can try another recruiter, but they usually work on commission and will.lass you to the original. Because they work on commission they often try their best to get you approved.

Good luck

Brad P.'s Comment
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Many companies will not accept ANY dues at all regardless of time frame. Many limit the number allowed. This is something you need to know and accept.

Swift is not the only company so apply everywhere and see who bites but understand you need to be clear. They will find tickets from the 1980s now just to see if you will lie about it.

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Yes, i have reread the FREE CDL Training section here at Truckers truth several times, They have over a dozen companies profiled. With info about who does and doesnt accept DUI's. I understand this. So i appreciate all the info and replies on here, ive gained a wealth of info and knowledge.

You hit the nail on the head,there are other companies out there ,I had just set my sights on Swift, and thought, i could easily get to school through them. Rookie mistake. Hey though, ive learned, and am preparing now to apply at a bunch of Companies for training school, then research those, if i get any hits .

One thing i was doing was going to the DMV , at the state i had the DUI. Getting an Absract of my 2 year driving record with them. Its "usually easy" online However, i need my D L number from that state from 1984, which i dont have. I spent 45 minutes on Que, to their hotline, (blame covid 19) to speak with a specialist.So they used my SS#,and D.O.B.,to look for records on me, now granted, they cannot give me any info off the license, like my DL#, they can give me records of my history with Social, and D O.B., and correct name.......guess what, no records.....Not even 1 DUI. I am trying to go to a college i attnded in that state and see if i used my DL#, on that application , otherwise, i cant order a history without it. So i dont know if i cant get correct history, how can Swift?

So they have to take my word, i had two DUI's?? At this point i want to clean up my Swift application, so it doesnt haunt me, down the road . So im trying to see if i can get my Swift application ammened? Or what did the recruiter do or note, in not hiring me, im not afraid of honesty, or the truth , i am a big boy, i can handle consequence to myy actions from 1984.

Its actually good that i have to go through this, that way i can get my head properly into the game.Be prepared for the next interviews. Thanks for the encouragement. One mans trash, is anothers treasure

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brad P.'s Comment
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You can try another recruiter, but they usually work on commission and will.lass you to the original. Because they work on commission they often try their best to get you approved.

Good luck

No i get that. However, not to complain, but the Young gal, was a lil ****y when i called, she didnt know me by name, i caught her on her cell in mid conversation with someone else , but she did quickly find my application and said oh yeah we have your application here. She completely changed her tone of voice and Demeanor .

Just to recap, i made a mistake on my Application, i said no when i shouldve said yes, on suspensions. Then i made a mistake on my voice answer 2 Dui. At that point, she ended the conversation, and the hire. So maybe in her mind, im not worth the effort?

Im not sure why they would call me back if had 2 dui's to trick me about lying? Maybe, could be. Or maybe with my mistake on tHe APP, subsequent misspeak on Dui. Then, me sending 2 emails,1 voicemail to clean it up, it wasnt worth her time and effort to figure if i was lying or not, and help me get it cleaned up. She was so busy anyway, i wasnt a gravy hire at that point. I had one DUI. Ok.....what kind of company calls someone with 2 DUI's to play games with them to see if they will lie, if they arent going to hire them anyways?

See my point?

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mike D.'s Comment
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I have two felony convictions from over 20 years ago, one for two DWIs' within a year. Since then no problems, clean driving record, employed since 1992. Prime/Wilson/CRST/Millis were all available to me. I was honest and upfront and disn't try to hide anything. There's plenty of companies that should give you a shot if that's the extent of your past trouble.

Hi,

Been reading the forums last couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone for thoughts, ive gleaned a lot.

I sent of a application to Swift, even before i talked to a recruiter. I think i learned, i need to talk to recruiter first. I was assigned a recruiter, and was asked to call their number to speed up process, dont think it helped, but, they did get back to me barely before 48 hrs was up. Some quick facts, i have no dui's, dwi , for last 25 years. No moving viokation in 7 yrs, 2 accidents in 5, not my fault, no ticket, verifiable 30 yr self employed, excellent references , no medical issues . So i look good on paper i think.

Soooo, the recruiter called me on my cell, just as i was entering the road with my car, i pulled over, and she started asking me, any moving viokations, i answered, a couple more questions, i answered , then was asked any suspensions? Yes, in 1982, but apparently, on the application i said no, when i went to look at application later, i realized my rookie mistake of rushing through application, not reading carefully. Then, was asked any Dui ,dwi, yes, i said 2 1984. Recruiter quickly replied, oh we do not hire anyone with 2 at all, and started wrapping up the call, im completely dumbfounded here, call ends.

Then, i remembered from 1984 i didnt have 2 dui, what happened, i originally got it deffered , but was viokated because i crossed state lines, so had 2 distinct court sessions over it, with jail time by Violation.

Sooo after realizing i mispoke, and i put no on the suspension , i tried, by email, and voicemail to get it cleaned up with the recruiter. 1 voicemail, 2 emails , 48 hrs still no reply from swift recruiter.

Soooo, im thinking, im going to call into swift, to a different Recruiter, and mention, my application, and bonehead, rookie mistake, sheeesh, ive been self employed 40 years, swift was first application in 40 years, cut me slack. Ok,?

Sooo any advice?comment,insight? That would be helpful?

Can i redo my application, or do i have to wait? Yes i was super super sweet to the young lady recruiter, and tried to butter her up, and plead mercy.

Not trying to game the system honest mistake

TIA, appreciated

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brad P.'s Comment
member avatar

I have two felony convictions from over 20 years ago, one for two DWIs' within a year. Since then no problems, clean driving record, employed since 1992. Prime/Wilson/CRST/Millis were all available to me. I was honest and upfront and disn't try to hide anything. There's plenty of companies that should give you a shot if that's the extent of your past trouble.

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Hi,

Been reading the forums last couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone for thoughts, ive gleaned a lot.

I sent of a application to Swift, even before i talked to a recruiter. I think i learned, i need to talk to recruiter first. I was assigned a recruiter, and was asked to call their number to speed up process, dont think it helped, but, they did get back to me barely before 48 hrs was up. Some quick facts, i have no dui's, dwi , for last 25 years. No moving viokation in 7 yrs, 2 accidents in 5, not my fault, no ticket, verifiable 30 yr self employed, excellent references , no medical issues . So i look good on paper i think.

Soooo, the recruiter called me on my cell, just as i was entering the road with my car, i pulled over, and she started asking me, any moving viokations, i answered, a couple more questions, i answered , then was asked any suspensions? Yes, in 1982, but apparently, on the application i said no, when i went to look at application later, i realized my rookie mistake of rushing through application, not reading carefully. Then, was asked any Dui ,dwi, yes, i said 2 1984. Recruiter quickly replied, oh we do not hire anyone with 2 at all, and started wrapping up the call, im completely dumbfounded here, call ends.

Then, i remembered from 1984 i didnt have 2 dui, what happened, i originally got it deffered , but was viokated because i crossed state lines, so had 2 distinct court sessions over it, with jail time by Violation.

Sooo after realizing i mispoke, and i put no on the suspension , i tried, by email, and voicemail to get it cleaned up with the recruiter. 1 voicemail, 2 emails , 48 hrs still no reply from swift recruiter.

Soooo, im thinking, im going to call into swift, to a different Recruiter, and mention, my application, and bonehead, rookie mistake, sheeesh, ive been self employed 40 years, swift was first application in 40 years, cut me slack. Ok,?

Sooo any advice?comment,insight? That would be helpful?

Can i redo my application, or do i have to wait? Yes i was super super sweet to the young lady recruiter, and tried to butter her up, and plead mercy.

Not trying to game the system honest mistake

TIA, appreciated

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Thanks for the info and encouragement. I am feeling good about prospects. I am Just concerned about how my mistake on the swift application, and the verbal with the recruiter, is going to affect, the other potential hires/companies. So im trying to get that cleaned up so no problems down the road. I am being pro active, ive just ordered my FREE reports, from my background, and DMV 's, that were given to Swift initially , i too have a felony from 1979.....Swift didnt ask about that I was a rebel bad boy in my younger years, its come back to haunt me again.....lol......Itry to keep my inner bad boy on lockdown nowadays, but he still comes out....lol.

Thanks for the encouragement and tge list.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Mike D.'s Comment
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The recruiters don't communicate with each other so I'd just forget about Swift, fill out the application the way it should be, and move on.

TMC were calling and emailing me even after filling the application out and submitting it, said I'd have no problem then, all of a sudden there was no communication so I started calling with no return calls. Finally called the recruiting line and they just said "We've decided not to proceed any further."

So I ended up getting approved with no problem with another great company

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I have two felony convictions from over 20 years ago, one for two DWIs' within a year. Since then no problems, clean driving record, employed since 1992. Prime/Wilson/CRST/Millis were all available to me. I was honest and upfront and disn't try to hide anything. There's plenty of companies that should give you a shot if that's the extent of your past trouble.

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Hi,

Been reading the forums last couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone for thoughts, ive gleaned a lot.

I sent of a application to Swift, even before i talked to a recruiter. I think i learned, i need to talk to recruiter first. I was assigned a recruiter, and was asked to call their number to speed up process, dont think it helped, but, they did get back to me barely before 48 hrs was up. Some quick facts, i have no dui's, dwi , for last 25 years. No moving viokation in 7 yrs, 2 accidents in 5, not my fault, no ticket, verifiable 30 yr self employed, excellent references , no medical issues . So i look good on paper i think.

Soooo, the recruiter called me on my cell, just as i was entering the road with my car, i pulled over, and she started asking me, any moving viokations, i answered, a couple more questions, i answered , then was asked any suspensions? Yes, in 1982, but apparently, on the application i said no, when i went to look at application later, i realized my rookie mistake of rushing through application, not reading carefully. Then, was asked any Dui ,dwi, yes, i said 2 1984. Recruiter quickly replied, oh we do not hire anyone with 2 at all, and started wrapping up the call, im completely dumbfounded here, call ends.

Then, i remembered from 1984 i didnt have 2 dui, what happened, i originally got it deffered , but was viokated because i crossed state lines, so had 2 distinct court sessions over it, with jail time by Violation.

Sooo after realizing i mispoke, and i put no on the suspension , i tried, by email, and voicemail to get it cleaned up with the recruiter. 1 voicemail, 2 emails , 48 hrs still no reply from swift recruiter.

Soooo, im thinking, im going to call into swift, to a different Recruiter, and mention, my application, and bonehead, rookie mistake, sheeesh, ive been self employed 40 years, swift was first application in 40 years, cut me slack. Ok,?

Sooo any advice?comment,insight? That would be helpful?

Can i redo my application, or do i have to wait? Yes i was super super sweet to the young lady recruiter, and tried to butter her up, and plead mercy.

Not trying to game the system honest mistake

TIA, appreciated

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Thanks for the info and encouragement. I am feeling good about prospects. I am Just concerned about how my mistake on the swift application, and the verbal with the recruiter, is going to affect, the other potential hires/companies. So im trying to get that cleaned up so no problems down the road. I am being pro active, ive just ordered my FREE reports, from my background, and DMV 's, that were given to Swift initially , i too have a felony from 1979.....Swift didnt ask about that I was a rebel bad boy in my younger years, its come back to haunt me again.....lol......Itry to keep my inner bad boy on lockdown nowadays, but he still comes out....lol.

Thanks for the encouragement and tge list.

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  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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