Swift Hiring

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DaQuan L.'s Comment
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Will swift take you on if you've been out of work more than 6months , I just had to get an expungement so I have better odds,

Daniel B.'s Comment
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That depends on the company. Talk to a recruiter. But I will say that companies don't like extended periods of unemployment. But 6 months isn't a long time, you should be fine.

DaQuan L.'s Comment
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Its been more than six. But I keep hearing just talk to them and be determined, I tried prime that was my first choice, but they want 6 months.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Its been more than six. But I keep hearing just talk to them and be determined, I tried prime that was my first choice, but they want 6 months.

I agree with what you've been hearing. Just talk to a recruiter, be kind and genuine. Don't hold anything back. Remember you can have a few friends verify what you've been doing for that unemployment timeframe.

DaQuan L.'s Comment
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Yea monday morning, so not trying to to do fastfood for 6 months, haha im trying to start a career 6 months working a fasfood joint, could be 6 months otr learning and eperiencing the trade and life.


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.

Starcar's Comment
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Why only apply at ONE company, when there are tons of companies out there ????? I agree that there are some really top notch companies...but past that, they are all pretty much the same. SO you need to pick a company that: will train you will have freight within your home area will get you home will haul the freight you want to haul will pay you a decent pay will treat you decent.

And almost all of them fit that bill. AND you will need to stay with the company you choose for a year to pay back your schooling, and get a years experience...THEN you are golden !!! you can apply at any company, and have a job !!! So don't over think it...figure out what they have that you can live with for a year. Brett has put up a link for applying at multiple companies for schooling....heres a link Company-Sponsored Training


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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.


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.

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