Swift In Swift Out !

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Hi I don’t usually do this and I’m really a private person but I have to reach out to anywho will listen. I need help! I recently graduated from trucking school in Theodore Alabama. It was rough to say the least due to Covid and old trucks not working properly. I struggled my way through school and passed my pre trip on the first go. I passed straight back and 45 no problem got to the 90’ and failed it 3 times. Fourth time was the charm! I passed and a week later went to my orientation with Swift in Atlanta Ga. Then I waited 4 days got sent home because they couldn’t find me a female mentor. A week later I’m on a flight to Michigan to meet my mentor. I was so desperate to work and put everything I just learned to work I accepted a mentor that smoked. I am not a smoker. And boy did I pay for it . I lasted a week in a half and I ended up with a smokers cough and feeling so unwell. Also this mentor was yelling at me and everything I did was wrong. So I jumped ship on that one . It took Swift another week to find me another mentor and she didn’t smoke and was very laid back. Everything was fine the first day but the second day I got hung up on a poll at a kohl’s dock and the mentor got so embarrassed that she just stopped talking to me stopped helping me and by the third day I was heading back to Alabama . 25 days since my graduation and nothing to show for it other then ptsd . Swift doesn’t even call and make it right. I’ve been home for 6 days now and I’ve reached out to my school, my swift recruiter and even started applying to other smaller companies. Maybe I thought start out with a smaller truck 🤷‍♀️. Let me add that I even told Swift I would take a male mentor. But I realize that most men don’t want women on their trucks for many different reasons . I get it. Thanks . Any advice will be appreciated.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi I don’t usually do this and I’m really a private person but I have to reach out to anywho will listen. I need help! I recently graduated from trucking school in Theodore Alabama. It was rough to say the least due to Covid and old trucks not working properly. I struggled my way through school and passed my pre trip on the first go. I passed straight back and 45 no problem got to the 90’ and failed it 3 times. Fourth time was the charm! I passed and a week later went to my orientation with Swift in Atlanta Ga. Then I waited 4 days got sent home because they couldn’t find me a female mentor. A week later I’m on a flight to Michigan to meet my mentor. I was so desperate to work and put everything I just learned to work I accepted a mentor that smoked. I am not a smoker. And boy did I pay for it . I lasted a week in a half and I ended up with a smokers cough and feeling so unwell. Also this mentor was yelling at me and everything I did was wrong. So I jumped ship on that one . It took Swift another week to find me another mentor and she didn’t smoke and was very laid back. Everything was fine the first day but the second day I got hung up on a poll at a kohl’s dock and the mentor got so embarrassed that she just stopped talking to me stopped helping me and by the third day I was heading back to Alabama . 25 days since my graduation and nothing to show for it other then ptsd . Swift doesn’t even call and make it right. I’ve been home for 6 days now and I’ve reached out to my school, my swift recruiter and even started applying to other smaller companies. Maybe I thought start out with a smaller truck 🤷‍♀️. Let me add that I even told Swift I would take a male mentor. But I realize that most men don’t want women on their trucks for many different reasons . I get it. Thanks . Any advice will be appreciated.

Stand by, MamaK.

Hopefully some of the guys AND gals that are drivers / and or trainers, will be by. I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm a trucker's wife, and struggled having MY guy, trying to train me. Never got my CDLA.

Not really the male/female thing....at all. Just personality wise. Canis mas Macho . . . and all that, being family.

Hope you find your answers, soon.

Best!

~ Anne ~

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Did Swift put you through school? If so, you could owe them some money if you leave.

Did you choose to get off the second trainer's truck? It doesn't seem like you have given it a chance.

If you are not beholden to Swift, you could try CFI.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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PS: to get a MIXED bag of replies, from men AND women, alike . . . could you repost your question in the GENERAL category?

We try to help!

Again...we will be all in & for ya, as we can...thanks!

~ Anne ~

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I will check back to see if anybody has answered. Right now I am not far out of Chicago and I need to get through their first before I take my 30 minute break... So I will check then. Hate trying to do talk-to-text in the meantime.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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Undoubtedly you need to get back with Swift and finish training with a non-smoking trainer. Did Swift pay for the school you completed? As stated, you're going to be responsible for paying that money if you quit after a few days on the road with any trainer.

Switching now does not guarantee a thing as there is no magic company with a 100% successful training curriculum when you start your OTR training.

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.

Mamak 's Comment
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I went to a private trucking school. And Swift recruiter came to us. I’m waiting to hear back from the recruiter and Swift to figure out how to move forward.

Undoubtedly you need to get back with Swift and finish training with a non-smoking trainer. Did Swift pay for the school you completed? As stated, you're going to be responsible for paying that money if you quit after a few days on the road with any trainer.

Switching now does not guarantee a thing as there is no magic company with a 100% successful training curriculum when you start your OTR training.

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.

Mamak 's Comment
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Hi I don’t usually do this and I’m really a private person but I have to reach out to anywho will listen. I need help! I recently graduated from trucking school in Theodore Alabama. It was rough to say the least due to Covid and old trucks not working properly. I struggled my way through school and passed my pre trip on the first go. I passed straight back and 45 no problem got to the 90’ and failed it 3 times. Fourth time was the charm! I passed and a week later went to my orientation with Swift in Atlanta Ga. Then I waited 4 days got sent home because they couldn’t find me a female mentor. A week later I’m on a flight to Michigan to meet my mentor. I was so desperate to work and put everything I just learned to work I accepted a mentor that smoked. I am not a smoker. And boy did I pay for it . I lasted a week in a half and I ended up with a smokers cough and feeling so unwell. Also this mentor was yelling at me and everything I did was wrong. So I jumped ship on that one . It took Swift another week to find me another mentor and she didn’t smoke and was very laid back. Everything was fine the first day but the second day I got hung up on a poll at a kohl’s dock and the mentor got so embarrassed that she just stopped talking to me stopped helping me and by the third day I was heading back to Alabama . 25 days since my graduation and nothing to show for it other then ptsd . Swift doesn’t even call and make it right. I’ve been home for 6 days now and I’ve reached out to my school, my swift recruiter and even started applying to other smaller companies. Maybe I thought start out with a smaller truck 🤷‍♀️. Let me add that I even told Swift I would take a male mentor. But I realize that most men don’t want women on their trucks for many different reasons . I get it. Thanks . Any advice will be appreciated.

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Stand by, MamaK.

Hopefully some of the guys AND gals that are drivers / and or trainers, will be by. I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm a trucker's wife, and struggled having MY guy, trying to train me. Never got my CDLA.

Not really the male/female thing....at all. Just personality wise. Canis mas Macho . . . and all that, being family.

Hope you find your answers, soon.

Best!

~ Anne ~

Thank you I could only wish my fiancé could train me. He works for Swift also. We are supposed to be teaming.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hi I don’t usually do this and I’m really a private person but I have to reach out to anywho will listen. I need help! I recently graduated from trucking school in Theodore Alabama. It was rough to say the least due to Covid and old trucks not working properly. I struggled my way through school and passed my pre trip on the first go. I passed straight back and 45 no problem got to the 90’ and failed it 3 times. Fourth time was the charm! I passed and a week later went to my orientation with Swift in Atlanta Ga. Then I waited 4 days got sent home because they couldn’t find me a female mentor. A week later I’m on a flight to Michigan to meet my mentor. I was so desperate to work and put everything I just learned to work I accepted a mentor that smoked. I am not a smoker. And boy did I pay for it . I lasted a week in a half and I ended up with a smokers cough and feeling so unwell. Also this mentor was yelling at me and everything I did was wrong. So I jumped ship on that one . It took Swift another week to find me another mentor and she didn’t smoke and was very laid back. Everything was fine the first day but the second day I got hung up on a poll at a kohl’s dock and the mentor got so embarrassed that she just stopped talking to me stopped helping me and by the third day I was heading back to Alabama . 25 days since my graduation and nothing to show for it other then ptsd . Swift doesn’t even call and make it right. I’ve been home for 6 days now and I’ve reached out to my school, my swift recruiter and even started applying to other smaller companies. Maybe I thought start out with a smaller truck 🤷‍♀️. Let me add that I even told Swift I would take a male mentor. But I realize that most men don’t want women on their trucks for many different reasons . I get it. Thanks . Any advice will be appreciated.

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Stand by, MamaK.

Hopefully some of the guys AND gals that are drivers / and or trainers, will be by. I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm a trucker's wife, and struggled having MY guy, trying to train me. Never got my CDLA.

Not really the male/female thing....at all. Just personality wise. Canis mas Macho . . . and all that, being family.

Hope you find your answers, soon.

Best!

~ Anne ~

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Thank you I could only wish my fiancé could train me. He works for Swift also. We are supposed to be teaming.

Why will they NOT let him train you?!? Is he too 'new' to become a trainer?!? Man, I wish G'Town was around. Maybe Erroll will answer you in the General Discussion part of the forum! Big T (i believe) is a trainer (at the academy) for Swift. I'll try to reach him.

You could always go to Prime, and have Kearsey train you: Truckin' Along with Kearsey

But . . . so you DO already HAVE your CDL??? Hmmm.... I'll think of some 'smaller' companies in your area that might work. Witte Bros. comes to mind. I'll check back! Email in my profile.

~ Anne ~

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Mama K;

Here's an excellent video Kearsey JUST put up. Man, you & your man should BOTH jump ship, haha!

Prime Diamonds

That's THE OWNER of the whole company, Rob Low, that she interviewed. Wow, huh?

Ttys,

~ Anne ~

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