Fresh CDL Holder About To Start With Swift

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G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Colt. I’ve been a Swiftie fur 7 years. I wrote this link specifically for Swift trainees:

Going on the Road With a Trainer

Papa Pig is correct. There are very few manual transmission trucks in the Swift fleet. However if your Mentor is a Lease Operator, it’s possibly their truck could be a manual shift transmission.

Please ask as many questions as you want...the only dumb question is the one never asked.

Good luck!

John M.'s Comment
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Thanks Guys. I will definitely keep in touch. I'v looked over a lot of the forums at threads for what to expect at orientation, but if anyone has anything they think would be of some help, Id really appreciate it! Ill remind myself to let everyone know how it went in a diary as soon as I get back to my PC ( I hate typing on phones.)

First, gl in your new adventure! I just joined here too and I was where you are not that long ago. And since I doubt anyone would give this advice other than me allow me to say: DO NOT flush the toilet when they urine test you lol. Like a dummy I did out of habit even after they tell you not to. I had iirc an 1h 30m to produce another sample or I’d be hit with a refusal to produce one. I made it with 6 minutes to spare on the clock. My trucking career was nearly torpedoed before it began over a reflex sheesh. Anyway gl and stay safe.

Rob T.'s Comment
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At your physical keep your clothes on until you're asked to take them off for a hernia check (if they even do it, my last 3 did not).

Noob driver would know about that (halfway down) rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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At your physical keep your clothes on until you're asked to take them off for a hernia check (if they even do it, my last 3 did not).

Noob driver would know about that (halfway down) rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif

ROFLMAO~!

ROFLMAO!

You just GAVE me a hernia, busting a gut, hahahaha!

Bubb Rubb's Comment
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Thanks Guys. I will definitely keep in touch. I'v looked over a lot of the forums at threads for what to expect at orientation, but if anyone has anything they think would be of some help, Id really appreciate it! Ill remind myself to let everyone know how it went in a diary as soon as I get back to my PC ( I hate typing on phones.)

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First, gl in your new adventure! I just joined here too and I was where you are not that long ago. And since I doubt anyone would give this advice other than me allow me to say: DO NOT flush the toilet when they urine test you lol. Like a dummy I did out of habit even after they tell you not to. I had iirc an 1h 30m to produce another sample or I’d be hit with a refusal to produce one. I made it with 6 minutes to spare on the clock. My trucking career was nearly torpedoed before it began over a reflex sheesh. Anyway gl and stay safe.

I actually almost did that the first time I took a Pee test for my CDL school. Ill make doubly sure to remember now! thanks for the advice!

At your physical keep your clothes on until you're asked to take them off for a hernia check (if they even do it, my last 3 did not).

Noob driver would know about that (halfway down) rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif rofl-2.gif

The longer my clothes stay on, the better!

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Make sure you have to pee before you get there, when I did the drug test before starting school I couldn't go enough to make it to the line. So I had to sit there for 2 hours drinking room temperature water hoping I could fill it up to the line or it would go down as a refusal, luckily I made it that time.

Fast Forward 7 months and I was taking the one for OD worried about not going enough I didn't go when I got up and of course there was a long wait at the clinic. I asked the nurse if we can get this done now or something that hasn't happened since I was like 5 is going to happen in the lobby. She said yes but it still took 45 minutes, no problem reaching the line that time.

At your physical keep your clothes on until you're asked to take them off for a hernia check (if they even do it, my last 3 did not).

My last one didn't either and I was all pumped up for it, I have to renew my card in a few months so hopefully it wont be needed again.

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