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BoshJennett's Comment
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Good afternoon everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, I'm josh from Birmingham, AL.

July 2nd is my last day in banking and July 6th I start school with SWIFT. Spent a lot of time doing research on this forum and am excited to join the world of trucking. Errol(from Olive Branch) and Chris(from Pinson) thank you both for your input on SWIFT because it helped make my decision, that and their recruiter was the nicest/most thorough.

I'm a single dad that co-parents decently with his ex-wife, my princess is 2.5, so the recruiter and I discussed/agreed that I would be taking the GP dedicated job to start after I get done with training.

I'll try my best to keep everyone updated!

Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

I’ve long believed everything in truck driving is about the setup. From choosing the right training, company, backing and trip planning, you must set yourself up for success. It sounds like you’re doing that.

If you haven’t already done so, I recommend doing the HRTP in here. It’ll give you a leg up on others in training.

Go with a positive approach and humility.

Congrats again!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

BoshJennett's Comment
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Congratulations!

I’ve long believed everything in truck driving is about the setup. From choosing the right training, company, backing and trip planning, you must set yourself up for success. It sounds like you’re doing that.

If you haven’t already done so, I recommend doing the HRTP in here. It’ll give you a leg up on others in training.

Go with a positive approach and humility.

Congrats again!

Thanks for the suggestion, I already have my permit, does that program cover more than that? A little extra knowledge never hurt anyone!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

BoshJennett's Comment
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Good afternoon everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, I'm josh from Birmingham, AL.

July 2nd is my last day in banking and July 6th I start school with SWIFT. Spent a lot of time doing research on this forum and am excited to join the world of trucking. Errol(from Olive Branch) and Chris(from Pinson) thank you both for your input on SWIFT because it helped make my decision, that and their recruiter was the nicest/most thorough.

I'm a single dad that co-parents decently with his ex-wife, my princess is 2.5, so the recruiter and I discussed/agreed that I would be taking the GP dedicated job to start after I get done with training.

I'll try my best to keep everyone updated!

Also, if anyone has some up to date info on SWIFT and the GP account in the southeastern region, please feel free to share, the search feature doesn't allow sorting by most recent. thank-you.gif

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Good afternoon everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, I'm josh from Birmingham, AL.

July 2nd is my last day in banking and July 6th I start school with SWIFT. Spent a lot of time doing research on this forum and am excited to join the world of trucking. Errol(from Olive Branch) and Chris(from Pinson) thank you both for your input on SWIFT because it helped make my decision, that and their recruiter was the nicest/most thorough.

I'm a single dad that co-parents decently with his ex-wife, my princess is 2.5, so the recruiter and I discussed/agreed that I would be taking the GP dedicated job to start after I get done with training.

I'll try my best to keep everyone updated!

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Also, if anyone has some up to date info on SWIFT and the GP account in the southeastern region, please feel free to share, the search feature doesn't allow sorting by most recent. thank-you.gif

Gorgeous avatar, Josh !!!

If we could get:

a.) Errol V. or

b. ) G Town 'UP IN HERE' .. it might help!! You've got a few days yet, so don't despair!!

Also, c.) Big T .... any intel???

Those are the top 3 off my head....!

Sounds like a solid plan, congrats! (Our daughter way your'sn's age when my other half went OTR , our son was born somewhere in the mix (lol) in 2004.. this is do'able!!)

Thanks for stopping in to Trucking Truth. Exactly what you'll get here!!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Since you DO have your CDLP .. you might want to take a look at this:

Still wishing you the best; don't be a stranger!!!

~ Anne ~

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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BoshJennett asks

if anyone has some up to date info on SWIFT and the GP account in the southeastern region, please feel free to share

I did exactly that. GP includes everything from OK/TX to FL/(southern) VA.

There is a trade off to get home every Friday. You don't get some things OTR gets, like detention (I have sat 24 hours waiting on a load) and the safety bonus. (As of three years ago. I don't know why updates.)

Take a look: A Week In The Life Of ... ErrolV Driving GP Dedicated

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

BoshJennett's Comment
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Thanks Errol! I already read that so I was super grateful for that.

BoshJennett asks

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if anyone has some up to date info on SWIFT and the GP account in the southeastern region, please feel free to share

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I did exactly that. GP includes everything from OK/TX to FL/(southern) VA.

There is a trade off to get home every Friday. You don't get some things OTR gets, like detention (I have sat 24 hours waiting on a load) and the safety bonus. (As of three years ago. I don't know why updates.)

Take a look: A Week In The Life Of ... ErrolV Driving GP Dedicated

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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