Mistake On Swift Application.

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Brad P.'s Comment
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So i am waiting on background and DMV reports provided to Swift, they are free. I spoke with one of the Ladies at the Reporting place, while ordering the report. She said she has seen stuff from the 90's pop up, but 1984, she was like, hello, i havent seen anything...was skeptical if they could even get all that info. Not that im trying to be dishonest, or game the system. Hopefully no identity theft happened . Im just trying to make a point about my overall feel, and gut feeling, that it was just an overworked Recruiter/Youngster, who wants the gravy pay and easy money.....that this whole thing is a nothing burger. I dont know why i said, i had 1 suspension, when i had 4 in 1980's, i dont know why i said 2 Dui's, when i had 1.......i cannot for the life of me even remember 2......lol

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

Brad P.'s Comment
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Mike D

Yes, thanks for the encouragement. Ive got myself in a pickle. Do i tell the propective companies, 1 or 2 DUI's? I dont know why i said 2, i cannot remember 2. If i could remember 2, id just move on to those who would accept two....you see?

So now does a cognitive memory Lapse disqualify me, or look bad to a prospective company?

Of course like the office of the President, now cognitive disabilty should be a disqualifier. .lol.....hopefully my cognitive disability from 1980's isnt so bad i forget how to shift gears.

I could just tell prospective employers, i cant remember if i had one or two DUI's.......but i suspect that wont go well?.....thoughts, opinions?

TIA

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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Ok, so quick update. 2 of the 3, reporting agencies, that report background and dmv to Swift have called back. They cant find me in their system. Or i should say, Swift has not accessed information about me, through them , lately.

Meaning, even though they processed my application, assigned me a recruiter, sent me a couple emails. That the Recruiter didnt have any info on me before the interview. That i simply disqualified myself, by saying 2 Dui's. So this supports my theory of an overworked, Recruiter, who wasnt willing to go the extra mile with me, because, so much other easy money out there she doesnt have to work hard for .

So i may decide to approach another Recruiter at Swift, tell them i honestly only had 1 DUI i can recollect. Or, this is where i need input, should i say 1 DUI, that i can recollect and try to explain my encounter with Swift?.....i dont know why i said two Dui's, cant remember 2, would say two if i remembered. Yet if i say 1 and i really had 2......would that be lying?........at this point i know i can get hired with 2, but why say 2 i only have 1 in my recollection, dont understand why i said two.......

But wait, we are waiting on the third reporting agency

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

Turtle's Comment
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Brad, it doesn't matter what you said, who you said it too, when you said it happened, or how many times. What's done is done. For whatever reason, you made a mistake, and Swift is done with you. Instead of accepting that, you're now trying to shift the blame to the

overworked, Recruiter, who wasnt willing to go the extra mile with me, because, so much other easy money out there she doesnt have to work hard for .

Do you really think she or any other recruiter wants to waste time trying to sort out your mistakes amongst the other multitudes of mistakes that come across her desk on a daily basis? Especially when her inbox is filled with scores of other applicants that didn't make any mistakes on their applications? Forget it.

You need to let go of this and move on, as the others have advised. Complete your background checks on your own, apply with updated and accurate information, and be better prepared next time. Good luck.

Brad P.'s Comment
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Turtle,

Thanks for the reply, OUCH, that hurt. Well said. However, i was under the imppression, that Trucking companies would work with you. Even if you did have problems. I know im not perfect, i dont try to hide it. Im real and honest. Some people pick up things and know it all from the begining. I admit i am slow and learning. So in the future, would Swift kick me to the curb over a minor mistake, because they have a ton of perfect drivers, and dont have the time or patience for someone like me? Thats good to know about a company, yes? Is everyone like that at Swift?

So Turtle, i dont think Swift is done with me. I do think that recruiter at Swift is done with me. I am sure of that.

I am trying to clean up my HONEST MISTAKE, and seeking some input about that, not here to bash or put down. I definately dont want to fall into the category of someone who made an Honest mistake, as oppossed to someone trying to lie, game the system and. Deceive. If i had 2 DUI's, i can still work, i have no issue with telling truth....i dont need to lie.

Jesus forgives me, im at peace with that. I can understand why a Trucking company couldnt. No judgement on my part.

So im still seeking input as if i should attempt to clean up what was an honest mistake at Swift, will it follow me around? I realize i could move on, many posts on that subject. Yet it is a simple honest mistake, why not meet it head on, and work it out?

Not only that, i did think that others might learn from the experience, and come here off a web search, which would give Trucker Truth some clickbait, and higher rankings.

Hopefully this world has not gone too far to crap that everyones is so unmerciful and unforgiving that they arent willing to work with an honest mistake.........otherwise, im screwed......lol......

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mike D.'s Comment
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I guess our point is you seem obsessed with it. Why? There are just as many other companies as Swift that might even be a better fit for you. Yes, some trucking companies WILL work with you, but not all. Again, I was in love with TMC and had spent two months discussing things with them then, all of a sudden, decided not to pursue. I didn't call and complain or even ask why because most of the time they will not tell you why so as to avoid a possible lawsuit.

I then went out and applied on this website, Trucking Truth, and had immediate interest and acceptance from companies as good or maybe better than TMC.

Worrying about one recruiter from one trucking company seems a waste of your valuable time when you could be searching for a better fir for you.

Just my two cents.

Turtle,

Thanks for the reply, OUCH, that hurt. Well said. However, i was under the imppression, that Trucking companies would work with you. Even if you did have problems. I know im not perfect, i dont try to hide it. Im real and honest. Some people pick up things and know it all from the begining. I admit i am slow and learning. So in the future, would Swift kick me to the curb over a minor mistake, because they have a ton of perfect drivers, and dont have the time or patience for someone like me? Thats good to know about a company, yes? Is everyone like that at Swift?

So Turtle, i dont think Swift is done with me. I do think that recruiter at Swift is done with me. I am sure of that.

I am trying to clean up my HONEST MISTAKE, and seeking some input about that, not here to bash or put down. I definately dont want to fall into the category of someone who made an Honest mistake, as oppossed to someone trying to lie, game the system and. Deceive. If i had 2 DUI's, i can still work, i have no issue with telling truth....i dont need to lie.

Jesus forgives me, im at peace with that. I can understand why a Trucking company couldnt. No judgement on my part.

So im still seeking input as if i should attempt to clean up what was an honest mistake at Swift, will it follow me around? I realize i could move on, many posts on that subject. Yet it is a simple honest mistake, why not meet it head on, and work it out?

Not only that, i did think that others might learn from the experience, and come here off a web search, which would give Trucker Truth some clickbait, and higher rankings.

Hopefully this world has not gone too far to crap that everyones is so unmerciful and unforgiving that they arent willing to work with an honest mistake.........otherwise, im screwed......lol......

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.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

PackRat's Comment
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There are more than 300,000 trucking companies in the USA.

299,999 other companies besides Knight/Swift.

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Banks's Comment
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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."

They did the same to me.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • 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.

Turtle's Comment
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So in the future, would Swift kick me to the curb over a minor mistake, because they have a ton of perfect drivers, and dont have the time or patience for someone like me?

Again, you're hung up on this and inflating it to more than it needs to be. You didn't even make past the very first step. Equating that to the above quote is like apples and oranges.

If you made a mistake on an application for Harry Joe Bob's hardware store/pizza shop/trucking, they may take some time and help you correct the mistake. But this is Swift, the largest carrier in the world. They get tons of applications every single day, with no shortage of mistakes, exaggerations, deceptions, omissions, and outright lies. The recruiters are numb to all of it, along with the sob stories that come with. The instant your application loses that warm and cozy feeling by throwing up a red flag, it gets a one way ticket to the round file. I understand your frustration over this, but it's just a simple fact of life. You only get one chance to make a first impression.

i dont think Swift is done with me. I do think that recruiter at Swift is done with me. I am sure of that.

You can't get to Swift without going through a recruiter, and you already blew that. I don't say that to be mean or critical. Rather, I see no way to soften it to make it easier. Dwelling on the "hows and why's" isn't going to change anything now.

Can you reapply and get a different recruiter and opportunity? I don't know. My guess is your existing application is now on file. Someone else may have better info on that.

Will the application follow you around? I don't exactly know that either, but I highly doubt it. It's likely in house, and will stay there. Should you try to clear it up with Swift? My opinion remains that is a waste of time. Any plea you put forth will only fall on deaf ears, as they've heard the same pleas thousands of times before.

No one here is doubting the honesty of the mistake. Stuff happens, and it's especially hard to remember that stuff when it happened light years away. We get it.

Not only that, i did think that others might learn from the experience, and come here off a web search, which would give Trucker Truth some clickbait, and higher rankings.

No doubt, and we appreciate that. All the more reason why we try to give the hard truth, even when it isn't what you hope to hear. Like it or not, your experience will indeed help others avoid the same mistake.

We truly wish you the best, and hope everything works out for you.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mike D.'s Comment
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I was a little bummed out but there are so many good companies out there. Plus thinking about tarping in 34 degree rain doesn't sound as much fun as I once thought it might be.

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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."

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They did the same to me.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • 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.

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