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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Im a multi tasker, i have been working on my career

I don't see any scores for you in our High Road CDL Training Program. Do you have your CDL already? If not, do you have your CDL permit yet? Do you know the logbook rules inside and out? Are you positive you can pass a DOT physical?

I wrote an entire book about how to be successful in this industry. It's free to read here online:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Have you read that?

I can say this; nowhere in my book did I recommend reading about lawsuits or complaining about recruiters as part of the strategy for being successful in this industry.

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you think the trucking industry is so bad? Why try and join it?

PackRat's Comment
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Brad P.,

In the less than 3 days you've been on here, you have done nothing but bash Swift, bash the industry, and alienate everyone from offering you any help.

Since you show as hailing from the Seattle area, were you evicted from the CHOP Zone?

I only ask because it seems to fit your demeanor of being against everything, yet completely ignorant about the subject at hand. In this case Trucking.

You're either a Troll or a complete Poser.

Jrod's Comment
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There's a case going through the state of New Mexico right now which would set a requirement for failed applicants to have the right to request an official review by upper management of the decision to not hire that was made by the companies' recruiters. I believe the defendant's lawyer is exploring taking the whole thing to class-action as well so that other failed applicants can seek recourse and possibly even compensation. I don't have time right now to Google the link for his office but if I recall the lawyer's name is Saul Goodman.

Seems weird. Decisions not to hire almost always come from upper management anyways. 99% Recruiters will hire any driver they can get approved.

All of the applications I approved still have to be reviewed and approved by Safety & Insurance.

Remember, companies are risking millions to make thousands- with every hire. One bad accident that leads to a lawsuit can wipe out a company and force every employee at the carrier out of a job.

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.
Brad P.'s Comment
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Brett,

Yeah some of that stuff is great and informative, thank you very much, ive started some of it, now that ive gotten better direction from my swift episode. I will have more time for reading, study. Im a firm believer in time management and Dilligence.

Brett

Are you religious? Just curious, you e heard reap what you sow? Or Kharma? Or all dogs have their days?.......no matter what language you speak it in, or what walk of life you use it from.......it is a truth.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Are you religious? Just curious, you heard reap what you sow? Or Kharma? Or all dogs have their days?.......no matter what language you speak it in, or what walk of life you use it from.......it is a truth.

I'm not sure why you're saying that. Don't be cryptic. Just say what's on your mind.

Brad P.'s Comment
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Brett,

No i cant say whats on my mind. In here it will be misconstrued, or somebody will think i owe them something because they were here longer. Or it might just get me banned, or it might not Glorify God. Soooo i can see i have to be very measured and constrained in my speech, i dont have the freedom to speak openly without attack or suspscion.

Just like my question are you spiritual, you kind of sort misconstrued. Ive found, spiritual people have some LINGO that if you speak the lingo words people understand. So spiritual people i try to speak in that lingo, so it becomes easier sometimes to convey a message.

Then theres those, who might understand the spiritual lingo, in a different LINGO or Language. The example would be, SPIRITUAL LINGO: reap what you so.

Translated into a semi spiritual lingo: KHARMA

Translated into a lingo non-spiritual people can understand: Every dog has his day.

So you can match your speech, to identify with, or reach your audience.

In asking you are you Religious, i was trying to identify what lingo, i could best use with you. You do seem to respond to kindness and truth. That is spiritual too. Yet most people respond to kindness in truth and not be spiritual.

No ulterior motives in asking that question. Are you spiritual, except to speak a lingo.....so to speak.

Oh also, i forgot. No i dont have a CDL , I HAD one i got on my own before the DUI , from my oil patch days. It was not on the state license, i got my DUI on, because i gave it up from previous state, because at the time i was poor, broke, could not afford the medical cert.

I learned to drive from my father who was a driver in the military, but also from growing up on the farm. At 12 i was driving huge tractors, and farm equipment, sometimes 48 hrs straight. Also the big Peterbuilts on the road hauling grain, sorghum, sileage, and later employed by my father, driving a split shift, 12 speed international......thats how i was able to get the CDL in the oil patch, they knew i could drive and they let me take a truck down and get my CDL. Funny thing was, i never studied for the permit and passed. My father taught me well and hands on experience is great.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Brad, we're all truck drivers. We talk straight and plain. You'd do well to communicate with the audience you've got.

I've stayed out of your discussions for a reason. I consider myself "insightful." I saw you from your first comments. I knew you weren't serious. You are entertaining though.

Moe's Comment
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Brett this is why we need a popcorn emote

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Are you religious? Just curious, you heard reap what you sow? Or Kharma? Or all dogs have their days?.......no matter what language you speak it in, or what walk of life you use it from.......it is a truth.

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I'm not sure why you're saying that. Don't be cryptic. Just say what's on your mind.

Brad P.'s Comment
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i do like the entertainment part, its fun. Ive got thick skin a good sense of humor and like to mix it up a lil bit now and then with some oh lord forgive me.'s, mixed in with colorful words. You obviously have misconstrued me, i was very serious, wasnt playing any game, never been here before, im not an old poster come back to troll or haunt you. However i have some vetran experience on internet forums. So i know things.....lol

Brad, we're all truck drivers. We talk straight and plain. You'd do well to communicate with the audience you've got.

I've stayed out of your discussions for a reason. I consider myself "insightful." I saw you from your first comments. I knew you weren't serious. You are entertaining though.

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