Mistake On Swift Application.

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Brad P.'s Comment
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Mike D,

Thanks bro, i am very encouraged by your posting. I might find something better, on the other side, you give me confidence.

Thanks.

Brad P.'s Comment
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I dont think im fixated at all with Swift, i am trying to work through my problem, so i get it right with the next company. Also just bouncing the idea about fixing with Swift, because its an easy problem to solve.

I did ask several question Turtle actually, finally addressed them. So i had to give a bunch of background info, so that could be misconstrued, its ok, i forgive you, honest mistake.

Part of the confusion i had, was when i said i had 2 dui verbally, did Swift recruiter have that info. Through posting today and reasoning it out, i believe Swift did not have that info. I see now, im not sure when they do a background? I was confused because maybe they had info, that i had 2 DUI. Wracking my brain, i dont, for the life of me remember two.......this is also important moving forward, do i tell the next company irecruiter 2 or 1? I will be telling them 1, i fully know i had 1. I didnt want to get accepted to another Companies school, and halfway through training, find out i had 2, and get sent home. Thats why i was trying to figure out if it a hard hearted Swift employee(hard truth) just gave up on me, or that Swift employee had info i had 2....and was wracking my brain, over it.

But again i now feel confident, that i can move forward.

Yesterday, i spent a lot of time actually gathering paperwork to show 40 years of Self employment, getting my driving record, and anything else needed to back up my words.

Once i do, i think im going to go to the Trucker Truth page, where i can apply for several companies. I dont think Stevens trucking is on that list, they interest me.

I have also decided to call another Recruiter at Swift , i bet i can get an invite from them. Not that i will accept , maybe. Just to show you, i just dont listen to people, telling me move on......without some solid evidence , or reasoning. I messed up a moment, but i have the ability to get another shot , will post that progress.

Tomorrow, investigate cost of my own background.

Thanks for all the encouragement and well wishes , Appreciated.

Bless you.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Mike D.'s Comment
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But you keep going back to Swift, you seem offended that they didn't accept you. Why? You want to be a truck driver, make money, and travel the country, right?

Then why do you care about what company's name is on the truck?

Honestly, SWIFT might think you're a horrible candidate but Prime Inc might think you're the cat's pajamas.

Does it matter what company pays you?

After this,I'm not responding to the post because it's not helpful. You're obviously upset that someone doesn't think you're an incredible person and talent.

That doesn't mean you aren't but what it means is that you should find someone who appreciates what you have to offer.

Good luck.

I dont think im fixated at all with Swift, i am trying to work through my problem, so i get it right with the next company. Also just bouncing the idea about fixing with Swift, because its an easy problem to solve.

I did ask several question Turtle actually, finally addressed them. So i had to give a bunch of background info, so that could be misconstrued, its ok, i forgive you, honest mistake.

Part of the confusion i had, was when i said i had 2 dui verbally, did Swift recruiter have that info. Through posting today and reasoning it out, i believe Swift did not have that info. I see now, im not sure when they do a background? I was confused because maybe they had info, that i had 2 DUI. Wracking my brain, i dont, for the life of me remember two.......this is also important moving forward, do i tell the next company irecruiter 2 or 1? I will be telling them 1, i fully know i had 1. I didnt want to get accepted to another Companies school, and halfway through training, find out i had 2, and get sent home. Thats why i was trying to figure out if it a hard hearted Swift employee(hard truth) just gave up on me, or that Swift employee had info i had 2....and was wracking my brain, over it.

But again i now feel confident, that i can move forward.

Yesterday, i spent a lot of time actually gathering paperwork to show 40 years of Self employment, getting my driving record, and anything else needed to back up my words.

Once i do, i think im going to go to the Trucker Truth page, where i can apply for several companies. I dont think Stevens trucking is on that list, they interest me.

I have also decided to call another Recruiter at Swift , i bet i can get an invite from them. Not that i will accept , maybe. Just to show you, i just dont listen to people, telling me move on......without some solid evidence , or reasoning. I messed up a moment, but i have the ability to get another shot , will post that progress.

Tomorrow, investigate cost of my own background.

Thanks for all the encouragement and well wishes , Appreciated.

Bless you.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brad P.'s Comment
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Mike D,

You are so right, i am upset that Swift employees, treat me like crap. I am better than that. TYVM.

I should not try to spite them, but find people who will appreciate me, even if i am slightly flawed.

Great motivation Mike. Your awesome.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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You are so right, i am upset that Swift employees, treat me like crap. I am better than that. TYVM.

I should not try to spite them, but find people who will appreciate me, even if i am slightly flawed.

Good Grief!! You are so FULL OF IT!! It is all about "they are treating ME badly", "they are treating ME like crap"...me, me, ME! You talk about you shouldn't be spiteful to them. Since this has crossed your mind, that's not a good sign.

You have been advised by several of the guys to let go, forget Swift and look elsewhere. Yet you can't let go and don't believe you are fixated on Swift....but Swift has been all you have talked about. You need to get a grip on yourself and figure out why you are thinking about being spiteful. That's what immature people do, not a grown, mature adult.

Laura

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brad, how will you react when your trainer criticizes your driving?

How will you react when a customer tells you to sit in the parking lot and wait for a few hours?

When you show up at one of these Paid CDL Training Programs and experienced professionals give you instructions, will you listen to their advice and follow their direction?

You've had experienced professionals give you perfect advice, and you've ignored all of it. You're proving to be overly sensitive, stubborn, and unwilling to take advice. Truthfully, there are quite a few people who show up to these training programs who fit that description, and the overwhelming majority wind up on a bus home in short order. We don't want to see that happen to you.

You'll need alligator skin to make it in this industry. You can't be overly sensitive. You must also be humble, hard-working, willing to listen, and eager to learn. Before you consider saying or doing anything, I recommend that you ask yourself, "Will this move me closer to being successful in this career?"

Ignoring the advice of experienced professionals will not help you.

Obsessing about Swift or criticizing their recruiters will not help you.

Giving two different sets of information to the same company when applying for a job will not help you.

Incorrect information on your application or during an interview will get your application tossed in the trash quickly. Get your information straight and apply elsewhere.

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.
Dan427's Comment
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Wait, so if a different recruiter decides to give you the green light, you may not even accept the offer? What was all this rambling for, to teach Swift a lesson? Lol wow man, it never amazes me how many arrogant newbies come in here thinking these major carriers are gonna just conform and bow down to inexperienced drivers on how business should be handled. But you, a guy who can’t even recollect how many dui’s he’s had is gonna save an entire future generation of drivers from being held accountable from their mistakes. At this point you’re just harassing them and showing them that you don’t have the temperament to handle a rig. If a simple “ mistake “ that YOU made irks you this much, I can only imagine how desperate you’d get to retaliate against a guy in a car the cuts you off. You don’t need to prove to the swift recruiter that you’re a good guy that made an honest mistake, they don’t care. Nothing’s stopping you from making a fresh start and another chance with another company. Quit your complaining and go make some damn money.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I dont think im fixated at all with Swift, i am trying to work through my problem, so i get it right with the next company. Also just bouncing the idea about fixing with Swift, because its an easy problem to solve.

I did ask several question Turtle actually, finally addressed them. So i had to give a bunch of background info, so that could be misconstrued, its ok, i forgive you, honest mistake.

Part of the confusion i had, was when i said i had 2 dui verbally, did Swift recruiter have that info. Through posting today and reasoning it out, i believe Swift did not have that info. I see now, im not sure when they do a background? I was confused because maybe they had info, that i had 2 DUI. Wracking my brain, i dont, for the life of me remember two.......this is also important moving forward, do i tell the next company irecruiter 2 or 1? I will be telling them 1, i fully know i had 1. I didnt want to get accepted to another Companies school, and halfway through training, find out i had 2, and get sent home. Thats why i was trying to figure out if it a hard hearted Swift employee(hard truth) just gave up on me, or that Swift employee had info i had 2....and was wracking my brain, over it.

But again i now feel confident, that i can move forward.

Yesterday, i spent a lot of time actually gathering paperwork to show 40 years of Self employment, getting my driving record, and anything else needed to back up my words.

Once i do, i think im going to go to the Trucker Truth page, where i can apply for several companies. I dont think Stevens trucking is on that list, they interest me.

I have also decided to call another Recruiter at Swift , i bet i can get an invite from them. Not that i will accept , maybe. Just to show you, i just dont listen to people, telling me move on......without some solid evidence , or reasoning. I messed up a moment, but i have the ability to get another shot , will post that progress.

Tomorrow, investigate cost of my own background.

FAcT: My company would transfer you to the original recruiter

FACT: My company would not run the background check until after they had spoken with a candidate and liked them. They probably never ran yours because by your answers you told them it is a waste of time and money.

FACT: you wasted time and energy collecting 40 years of employment & MVR when they only care about 3 years (10 if you had a CDL already). The DUI thing should have been easy for you to find had you been responsible for keeping records. You need to know your record.

FACT: You can be sent home from training at ANY point. Prime fires trainees for "Not Prime material" including unsafe driving. And horrible attitude.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brad P.'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. I have read all the replies .

I still think Mike d had the best answer, there is a trucking company out there, willing to work with me. Any company that is so unforgiving and unmerciful over an honest, yet boneheaded rookie mistake, sounds like they are too overworked to have that type of patience, then get classified and lumped in as just another complainer, as oppossed to a legitimate gripe. Is not a company that i want to work for , because thats a culture that runs throughout the company.

Thanks Mike D, for helping me in that aspect. Going forward, i will be looking for company culture, and people who actually , mean what they say. Work with you.

I did want to address one post, that kind of spoke about the culture of this forum. Not singling out the person, even though i am using that persons post. Not as a personal attack on the poster either.

FACT: Swift only mentions , they are concerned about DUI's from 5 or 7 years back . We now know they are concerned about DUI's from 1984. Thats 36 years.

So one lesson i have learned, is get everything in order, dont be flippant in my approach to this New Adventure. By having 40 years of self employment verification, if asked to go beyond the 3 years, im prepared. I dont know id think that haveing that might make me look good, prepared, and ready to roll? From what ive read all over, Self-employment issues, crop up frequently, and they are harder to verify to a degree, than a hand it to me company w-2. Of course im not afraid of that hard work gathering it up. Hard work is very rewarding to me.

God bless

Be safe

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brad P.'s Comment
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Brett

Asks, how will i react to a trainer telling me how to drive?

Well thats, what im here for to learn and be trained. Yet if the trainer is going to get deragatory, abusive, demeaning. I can defend myself from personal attacks, 2 ways, dealing with it personally, then reporting it .

How will i react to drivers cutting me off? Same as usual, mumble something like you stupid S.O.B......and slow down and get away from them. Were you trying to demean me with that question?

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