Finally Got Me Another Trucking Job!!!!!!!!!

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William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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Wow. I talked to H&H Recruiting and they got me hooked up with SWIFT!dancing-banana.gifgood-luck-2.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gif !! I start Monday. Wow I am nervous but ready!!! Just looking for some insight on SWIFT, please? Please give me your opinion on SWIFT and anything that you know, that I need to know being a driver. Help please?!!!!smile.gif

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations William, that sounds great!

We've had a lot of drivers come through here that got started at Swift. One of the great things about working at such a large carrier like Swift is that they have so many different divisions you can transfer to if you get a hankering for something different. Don't let all the negative B.S. on the internet disturb you. Here is what I know about Swift: They are a good solid company financially and they have got tons of freight that needs to be moved. They didn't get to be one of the largest trucking companies by being stupid or cruel to their drivers.

Your willingness to succeed and your drive to excel are the main ingredients for your success at Swift or any other trucking company out there. So don't worry so much about whose name is on the doors of the truck. I spent the first eighteen months of my career at a trucking company whose reputation is absolutely in the gutter by all internet review accounts, you couldn't ask for a company with more disparaging remarks against it. I excelled there, was always in the top group of drivers for productivity, and made some very good money despite the fact that their pay rate was very low. I'm not trying to brag, but rather reinforce the truth that you are the driving factor of your success at this. Any company out there who has a really hard working dependable driver who knows how to "get er done" will do all they can to keep that driver moving and satisfied.

So, go into this new job with a "can do" attitude and you will be surprised at how well things will be going for you. Get to understand the way they like things done and abide by their directives. Don't be the driver that thinks he's got a better way of doing things and is always trying to enforce his own will on the trucking company.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

William.W (Polky Bill)'s Comment
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Thanks Old School. I appreciate it. It is funny you said something about the internet because I was just watching all the terrible youtube videos lololol. I am ready to get started on Tuesday. Thanks for everything.

Logan T.'s Comment
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Im a current Swift employee and I'm happy. There are a ton of oppurtunities within Swift. With everything from dedicated accounts, which are very numerous to local work. I'm currently on a dedicated account that travels all over the country. I'm in tours and trades and me and 3 other drivers are dedicated to Marvel Universe Live. It's a sweet gig I drive a grand total of about a day a week. Spend 2 days backing 28 trailers into docks to get unloaded then get to play tourist in whatever major city we happen to be in till Sunday. Load ins for me are Tuesday and Wednesday then the rest of the time is mine to do with whatever I want unless they need something.

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