Swift Cdl School-waiting To Hear Back

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Gunner's Comment
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I already have my cdl but i applied to attends swifts school and to work for them and got a call from recruiter. She said they would review my app and get back to me with next steps. Anyone know how long that takes. I guess they have to run my dmv report and verify employment? I have no issues on my app that would prevent me from getting a job in trucking. I sent the app in yesterday around noon and getting nervous bc i havent heard back. I also applied with driver solutions to attend their refresher course. Maybe i just need to be patient?

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I already have my cdl but i applied to attends swifts school and to work for them and got a call from recruiter. She said they would review my app and get back to me with next steps. Anyone know how long that takes. I guess they have to run my dmv report and verify employment? I have no issues on my app that would prevent me from getting a job in trucking. I sent the app in yesterday around noon and getting nervous bc i havent heard back. I also applied with driver solutions to attend their refresher course. Maybe i just need to be patient?

Patient hell. Call them at least once a day and ask the status of your app. This is one time it pays to bug the hell out of them. It let's them know you really want the job.

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Chris M's Comment
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It took about 2 days for me the hear back from them the first time but then the process went pretty quick. I would give them a call tomorrow (Friday) if you haven't heard back by them

David's Comment
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Currious to know, if you already have your cdl , why go with their school? You could apply as a driver and be issued a trainer instead of restarting at school level. UNLESS you only have a permit? then that would explain everything.

I sent in an app over the weekend to them as rehire (Drove back in 2012), got a call Monday and was told Id be called back wed.. Never happened, I'll be calling back in a few once I wake up..

Id go with what Guy says, call everyday.

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.
Gunner's Comment
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Currious to know, if you already have your cdl , why go with their school? You could apply as a driver and be issued a trainer instead of restarting at school level. UNLESS you only have a permit? then that would explain everything.

I sent in an app over the weekend to them as rehire (Drove back in 2012), got a call Monday and was told Id be called back wed.. Never happened, I'll be calling back in a few once I wake up..

Id go with what Guy says, call everyday.

The recruiter told me I could go thru their refresher course but i havent heard back to get anymore information. I have my cdl but have never driven a truck besides school 12 years ago. Ive been in sales since 2000. I was actually just approved to go to school for pam transport, thru driver solutions academy, so if i dont hear from swift, ffe, or stevens by then i guess ill be running with PAM

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.
Po-Po's Comment
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I'm in a similar situation. I just finished school at my local technical college, and I'm applying at different companies. I'll be following along to see how it works out for you. Thanks.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

David's Comment
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Currious to know, if you already have your cdl , why go with their school? You could apply as a driver and be issued a trainer instead of restarting at school level. UNLESS you only have a permit? then that would explain everything.

I sent in an app over the weekend to them as rehire (Drove back in 2012), got a call Monday and was told Id be called back wed.. Never happened, I'll be calling back in a few once I wake up..

Id go with what Guy says, call everyday.

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The recruiter told me I could go thru their refresher course but i havent heard back to get anymore information. I have my cdl but have never driven a truck besides school 12 years ago. Ive been in sales since 2000. I was actually just approved to go to school for pam transport, thru driver solutions academy, so if i dont hear from swift, ffe, or stevens by then i guess ill be running with PAM

Ah, that makes more sense. I'd give them all a call again, if they have nothing for you, then perhaps PAM is the way to go... Good Luck to you.

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.
Jason W.'s Comment
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I already have my cdl but i applied to attends swifts school and to work for them and got a call from recruiter. She said they would review my app and get back to me with next steps. Anyone know how long that takes. I guess they have to run my dmv report and verify employment? I have no issues on my app that would prevent me from getting a job in trucking. I sent the app in yesterday around noon and getting nervous bc i havent heard back. I also applied with driver solutions to attend their refresher course. Maybe i just need to be patient?

They processed mine over the phone. But you definitely have to bug them. My recruiter s name was veronica . She set me up and I leave for school the 28th of this month.

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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