Sent My 2 Weeks In..

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David's Comment
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Well I've officially sent my 2 weeks in to Swift. (Did it last Friday..) May 31st will be my last day out. I've got my foot in the door for a local position with The Salvation Army. They have 5 new KW bobtail trucks, roughly 32ft each. Full time plus overtime if i wish to work Saturdays... Just waiting to hear back from there HQ but the manager that I've been working with for the last 3 weeks is eager to get me on his team. I'm excited about this change. It'll be nice to have a nice bed and shower every night.. I wouldn't be where I'm at today if it wasn't for Brett and this site. Thank you sir, it's been an awesome pleasure...

I'll be in and out of here from time to time. Good luck to all you new guys/girls. Just remember to take your time with everything. No need to rush and get in a pickle.

-Dave

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ever since you got your truck, I've secretly been jealous. Are you going to miss it? Haha

But I'm glad for you buddy. My wife stayed at home for this month that I'm out so I'm experiencing just how hard it is on the family, except I don't have kids. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you. But very happy for you sir!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Just waiting to hear back from there HQ but the manager that I've been working with for the last 3 weeks is eager to get me on his team.

Hey it's great to hear you're up for a local gig but you put in your two week noticed before officially being hired at your new job?

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Hopefully there won't be any snags but I'm sure you're familiar with the ole "Don't count your chickens before they hatch"...

But hopefully things will work out just fine. smile.gif

David's Comment
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Just waiting to hear back from there HQ but the manager that I've been working with for the last 3 weeks is eager to get me on his team.

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Hey it's great to hear you're up for a local gig but you put in your two week noticed before officially being hired at your new job?

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Hopefully there won't be any snags but I'm sure you're familiar with the ole "Don't count your chickens before they hatch"...

But hopefully things will work out just fine. smile.gif

Im not counting on just them... Wife has a elderly guy friend who needs some man power to move crap out of his house yard and garage... It'll take up most of the summer to do, so Im covered with that.. =D Ive always make sure to have a fall on plan, also got a small wrench turning job to help out too..

Everything happens for a reason

David's Comment
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Ever since you got your truck, I've secretly been jealous. Are you going to miss it? Haha

But I'm glad for you buddy. My wife stayed at home for this month that I'm out so I'm experiencing just how hard it is on the family, except I don't have kids. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you. But very happy for you sir!!

I gave that blue truck up about 5 weeks ago.. Took a week off so I had to turn it in... Got a better 2014 International Prostar Eagle+... Its white (yuk) but has alot of room in the bunk. Don't feel so cramped in it.. But I do miss the power of that Volvo eng...

Acuzio's Comment
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I had to quit recently aswell. I kept getting bad miles, 27 breakdowns over three months and was ran around for a week when I shouldve been at home. Doesnt help that I never got reimbursed for scale tickets or anything else. :/ But luckily this little chicken farmer had a backup. I'm starting with WERNER this coming week on a dedicated account and making almost double my pay with swift. So I'm pretty happy about this move. Glad you have a backup too David, maybe you'll get out here on the east coast again and I'll run into you at a stop.

David's Comment
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Figured I'd update you all on the out come...

I got the job with Salvation Army doing local pick ups.. 12/hr 40/hr week plus option overtime on saturdays. They also will be having a CDL job opening up here in the next 6 months which pays 15/hr. Im excited. I'm heading back to the terminal in Lathrop, CA tomorrow from LA. I can't wait to start this new path and being home with my family. WOOOO HOOO!!! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Greg's Comment
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Figured I'd update you all on the out come...

I got the job with Salvation Army doing local pick ups.. 12/hr 40/hr week plus option overtime on saturdays. They also will be having a CDL job opening up here in the next 6 months which pays 15/hr. Im excited. I'm heading back to the terminal in Lathrop, CA tomorrow from LA. I can't wait to start this new path and being home with my family. WOOOO HOOO!!! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Have you looked into any LTL companies in Santa Rosa? I know ABF, YRC and conway Freight have terminals there. You will make a lot more than 12 dollars an hour at any of those

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, congrats on landing that job!!!! Home with the family - it doesn't get any better than that!!! dancing-dog.gif

David's Comment
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Figured I'd update you all on the out come...

I got the job with Salvation Army doing local pick ups.. 12/hr 40/hr week plus option overtime on saturdays. They also will be having a CDL job opening up here in the next 6 months which pays 15/hr. Im excited. I'm heading back to the terminal in Lathrop, CA tomorrow from LA. I can't wait to start this new path and being home with my family. WOOOO HOOO!!! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

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Have you looked into any LTL companies in Santa Rosa? I know ABF, YRC and conway Freight have terminals there. You will make a lot more than 12 dollars an hour at any of those

Yea I've put in apps and resume.. But they weren't hiring at the time... No worries, I get to continue driving and be home every night, that was my goal..

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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