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Mikki 's Comment
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So I finally did it!!! Started Swift Monday!! 30 min. drive, no hotels for me. Well six out of eighteen got sent home within 1.5 hours. Including ME!! Why? I had my divorce doc. but needed divorce AND marriage docs., three had no s.s.cards in hand, one had his license since he was 16 but not in the state he lived in, he had to go back to his state and have the DMV record pulled there, and one said he got robbed on the bus! Had his license in his pocket but wallet and social plus his money gone!( director said they usually lose more than that) How is that possible? I have no idea why would you be sent to school without at least the basics? Anyway, On a side note I was the only female. I also found out I might be a bit of a snob lol, but I don't think there were any doctors or lawyers or cops or IT guys in my group. Doesn't matter I know! I know! And I got the feeling we were all dirt bags until proven otherwise. Here is the deal, I got a little pamphlet while I was there 3 things 1) If unemployed more than 30 days need two notarized letters (when and why) 2) Need copy of high school diploma 3) Complete on-line study course. My recruiter said No No and No I don't need those things!?? What to do mmm... not going to be very happy if I get sent home again! Praise God Hallelujah!! I got my butt there! Now at least first day jitters are done and done. Now if I can just keep my blood pressure down....Luv you guysshocked.pngsmile.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikki 's Comment
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Oh and there was a truck jackknifed on my way there Eek!!

Mikki 's Comment
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I also did not get my permit first, my recruiter said I would start on a Monday without one and Wednesday with one, so I really wouldn't get any extra truck time by coming in with one.

Sandman's Comment
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So I finally did it!!! Started Swift Monday!! 30 min. drive, no hotels for me. Well six out of eighteen got sent home within 1.5 hours. Including ME!! Why? I had my divorce doc. but needed divorce AND marriage docs., three had no s.s.cards in hand, one had his license since he was 16 but not in the state he lived in, he had to go back to his state and have the DMV record pulled there, and one said he got robbed on the bus! Had his license in his pocket but wallet and social plus his money gone!( director said they usually lose more than that) How is that possible? I have no idea why would you be sent to school without at least the basics? Anyway, On a side note I was the only female. I also found out I might be a bit of a snob lol, but I don't think there were any doctors or lawyers or cops or IT guys in my group. Doesn't matter I know! I know! And I got the feeling we were all dirt bags until proven otherwise. Here is the deal, I got a little pamphlet while I was there 3 things 1) If unemployed more than 30 days need two notarized letters (when and why) 2) Need copy of high school diploma 3) Complete on-line study course. My recruiter said No No and No I don't need those things!?? What to do mmm... not going to be very happy if I get sent home again! Praise God Hallelujah!! I got my butt there! Now at least first day jitters are done and done. Now if I can just keep my blood pressure down....Luv you guysshocked.pngsmile.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

At least you didn't hear.... Mikki your drunk, go home. confused.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sandman's Comment
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So I finally did it!!! Started Swift Monday!! 30 min. drive, no hotels for me. Well six out of eighteen got sent home within 1.5 hours. Including ME!! Why? I had my divorce doc. but needed divorce AND marriage docs., three had no s.s.cards in hand, one had his license since he was 16 but not in the state he lived in, he had to go back to his state and have the DMV record pulled there, and one said he got robbed on the bus! Had his license in his pocket but wallet and social plus his money gone!( director said they usually lose more than that) How is that possible? I have no idea why would you be sent to school without at least the basics? Anyway, On a side note I was the only female. I also found out I might be a bit of a snob lol, but I don't think there were any doctors or lawyers or cops or IT guys in my group. Doesn't matter I know! I know! And I got the feeling we were all dirt bags until proven otherwise. Here is the deal, I got a little pamphlet while I was there 3 things 1) If unemployed more than 30 days need two notarized letters (when and why) 2) Need copy of high school diploma 3) Complete on-line study course. My recruiter said No No and No I don't need those things!?? What to do mmm... not going to be very happy if I get sent home again! Praise God Hallelujah!! I got my butt there! Now at least first day jitters are done and done. Now if I can just keep my blood pressure down....Luv you guysshocked.pngsmile.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-banana.gif

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At least you didn't hear.... Mikki your drunk, go home. confused.gif

Someone went to the college that I will be going to today, At the same time as me. Me and him were both there for enrollment in the cdl program. He was wearing his bud light cologne. I started looking for the bartender. rofl-1.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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikki 's Comment
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Omg funny Sandman but not helpful! Lol

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.
Sandman's Comment
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Omg funny Sandman but not helpful! Lol

Yes it was. Just remember don't stress yourself over it. Life is to beautiful and full of fun. Keep a smile. Are you able to go back?

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.
Mikki 's Comment
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Omg funny Sandman but not helpful! Lol

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Yes it was. Just remember don't stress yourself over it. Life is to beautiful and full of fun. Keep a smile. Are you able to go back?

Beautiful? Fun? Where? Lol I expedited the request letter ( I no longer have the marriage cert.) They will receive it tomm. by noon, the woman told me they would send it out the day they get it. (couldn't do it on-line) written request only for that county. If I receive it by Friday my recruiter says she can still set me up for this coming Mon. We shall see, if not it will be the 26th Shoot! But I will study study and study until then!

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.
David's Comment
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Omg funny Sandman but not helpful! Lol

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Yes it was. Just remember don't stress yourself over it. Life is to beautiful and full of fun. Keep a smile. Are you able to go back?

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Beautiful? Fun? Where? Lol I expedited the request letter ( I no longer have the marriage cert.) They will receive it tomm. by noon, the woman told me they would send it out the day they get it. (couldn't do it on-line) written request only for that county. If I receive it by Friday my recruiter says she can still set me up for this coming Mon. We shall see, if not it will be the 26th Shoot! But I will study study and study until then!

Have you met Jerry? He's an older guy bout 70ish... Good guy. If he is there he'll be doing the class room videos and few lucky students driving exam.

I went through there in 2012. I enjoyed it.

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.
Mikki 's Comment
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No Jerry had Joe Stone-Director and a fill in Charles Callaway-Classroom, Charles is a fill in from Texas, I believe I heard him tell someone it was his last week. Maybe Jerry will be back. Anyhoo what about my other Questions??? I think I am having trust issues with my recruiter.

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