Thanks To A SWIFT Driver...

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Don R.'s Comment
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Just a message to the Swift driver I met at the local truck stop in my area last night. In NY . The only one btween Albany and Canada on I87 Ext 16. Thanks for your input to the questions I asked and the questions you posed to me during dinner. You were very nice and professional . Folks , As you may or may not know I have been on here for about a month now, reading and learning from everyones contributions. I have been considering this as my second career having been in a different career and position having been eliminated at the end of Dec. The driver from Swift was a regional driver from Ohio. He spoke highly of the company, its training and helped me out a lot. I hadn't considered Swift too much but he was pretty convincing. He has been driving for them for 8 yrs and loves it. Im fortunate that I have this big truck stop in my back yard to watch and talk to those that are willing to give up 10 mins of their time. Thanks Don

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David's Comment
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Just a message to the Swift driver I met at the local truck stop in my area last night. In NY . The only one btween Albany and Canada on I87 Ext 16. Thanks for your input to the questions I asked and the questions you posed to me during dinner. You were very nice and professional . Folks , As you may or may not know I have been on here for about a month now, reading and learning from everyones contributions. I have been considering this as my second career having been in a different career and position having been eliminated at the end of Dec. The driver from Swift was a regional driver from Ohio. He spoke highly of the company, its training and helped me out a lot. I hadn't considered Swift too much but he was pretty convincing. He has been driving for them for 8 yrs and loves it. Im fortunate that I have this big truck stop in my back yard to watch and talk to those that are willing to give up 10 mins of their time. Thanks Don

We often say to go to a truck stop and just talk to the drivers there. You can get more info from them then a recruiter.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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