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Brett Aquila's Comment
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neatest bunch of guys you ever met but they sure did live up to the stereotype NY blue collar guys . . .

Oh man....New York Italians are sooooo often like the stereotype, especially the blue collar ones. You have to have a thick skin and a big mouth to hang with those guys I'll tell ya.

My dad worked at a steel mill for 18 years. He was the kindest person you ever met and everyone loved him. And he loved being one of the guys. And he taught my sister and I from the time we were really little not to ever let someone know if something bothers you or they'll tease you to death about it forever. Relentlessly.

But coming from that blue collar background I knew nothing about the people or the culture in a corporate office. To be honest, compared to what I had always known, I had no idea they were so fragile! I thought the dumbest cliche ever was, "It isn't what you say, it's how you say it." I mean, you've worked with New Yorkers. Does it seem we put much thought into how we say things? Nope! We just blurt it out. And if you don't like how we say it then we'll tease you about being such a baby and you can go cry about it for all we care.

But man...I learned the hard way just how radical the difference is between blue collar and white collar culture. And that's always been the biggest source of conflict between drivers and office personnel.....most drivers don't know how to handle themselves in a white collar environment. Or should I say office personnel can't handle the blue collar approach. But no matter how you slice it, a driver has to learn to communicate well with the people in the offices. You can't take the approach that you'll just yell louder than the dummy you're arguing with. It ends in utter failure.

I was only 21 when I started driving but I learned quick how to handle myself out there. I still hate that saying, but the truth is most people won't hear you if you don't communicate the way they're used to doing it. You can't call the safety manager and talk to him like you would Tony at the steel mill. You can't go into a shipping office and start yelling at the lady behind the window like she's your kid. You have to learn to talk to people in a way they're willing to listen to or you'll never get anywhere. That's a tough lesson and some people never do figure it out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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neatest bunch of guys you ever met but they sure did live up to the stereotype NY blue collar guys . . .

Oh man....New York Italians are sooooo often like the stereotype, especially the blue collar ones. You have to have a thick skin and a big mouth to hang with those guys I'll tell ya.

My dad worked at a steel mill for 18 years. He was the kindest person you ever met and everyone loved him. And he loved being one of the guys. And he taught my sister and I from the time we were really little not to ever let someone know if something bothers you or they'll tease you to death about it forever. Relentlessly.

But coming from that blue collar background I knew nothing about the people or the culture in a corporate office. To be honest, compared to what I had always known, I had no idea they were so fragile! I thought the dumbest cliche ever was, "It isn't what you say, it's how you say it." I mean, you've worked with New Yorkers. Does it seem we put much thought into how we say things? Nope! We just blurt it out. And if you don't like how we say it then we'll tease you about being such a baby and you can go cry about it for all we care.

But man...I learned the hard way just how radical the difference is between blue collar and white collar culture. And that's always been the biggest source of conflict between drivers and office personnel.....most drivers don't know how to handle themselves in a white collar environment. Or should I say office personnel can't handle the blue collar approach. But no matter how you slice it, a driver has to learn to communicate well with the people in the offices. You can't take the approach that you'll just yell louder than the dummy you're arguing with. It ends in utter failure.

I was only 21 when I started driving but I learned quick how to handle myself out there. I still hate that saying, but the truth is most people won't hear you if you don't communicate the way they're used to communicating. You can't call the safety manager and talk to him like you would to Tony at the steel mill. You can't go into a shipping office and start yelling at the lady behind the window like she's your kid. You have to learn to talk to people in a way they're willing to listen to or you'll never get anywhere. That's a tough lesson, and some people never do figure it out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
AntoineF's Comment
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Thought their was something better out there but I will go to Swift and be the best employee possible and always remember they gave me a chance when no one else did!!!!!

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Have you tried Prime, Inc.?? Best of the big training companies as far as pay and other considerations . . . just wondering . . .

Jopa

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If you have any questions about Prime... I'll be glad to answer them. Ive been with them for 3 years now I am a Certified CDL Instructor with them and I've been training students for almost 2 of those years

Prime only have team drivers right? If I teamed I would get my son to come over from PAM and drive together since we stay together it wouldn't be a problem? How much do I have to pay out of pocket for training with Prime? Some company I cant remember which said I have to pay 1500.00 dollars and then they would give me a scholarship or something (think I had to pay back the rest was above 3000.00 dollars if I remember right?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jopa's Comment
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Thought their was something better out there but I will go to Swift and be the best employee possible and always remember they gave me a chance when no one else did!!!!!

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Have you tried Prime, Inc.?? Best of the big training companies as far as pay and other considerations . . . just wondering . . .

Jopa

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If you have any questions about Prime... I'll be glad to answer them. Ive been with them for 3 years now I am a Certified CDL Instructor with them and I've been training students for almost 2 of those years

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Prime only have team drivers right? If I teamed I would get my son to come over from PAM and drive together since we stay together it wouldn't be a problem? How much do I have to pay out of pocket for training with Prime? Some company I cant remember which said I have to pay 1500.00 dollars and then they would give me a scholarship or something (think I had to pay back the rest was above 3000.00 dollars if I remember right?

Sorry for the time lag on your questions:

1. Prime does use teams but the majority is single Lease Drivers (who train as well - that's a form of team driving) with the rest single drivers in their own trucks (Prime's truck assigned to the driver); 2. Out of pocket cost - $ ZERO! They wave all the costs of the training if you stay 1 full year and prorate it if you don't . . . also, they DO NOT deduct from your payroll any of the actual class expense as other companies do . . . they also pay you $700 per week while in the second phase of training (TNT) which is actually deducted from the trainer's "settlement" since the trainer is getting many more miles since both the trainer & the student are "team" driving . . .

Hope this helps . . .

Jopa

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

AntoineF's Comment
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Hi thanks talked to Prime today they because i have had more than one years of unemployment in the last 3 years they couldn't hire me! Millis said i had to live northeast of Birmingham to get hired!! S o called Swift back and they told me to call back tomorrow for details about school, keep praying for me that nothing goes wrong with this!!!!!!!! My criminal background is misdemeanors about 20 or 30 years ago don't remember the exact dates hope that's not a problem use to dink a lot in my 20's and did a lot of stupid things no prison or felonies! I do have a drive right copy where Pan Drivers solution turned me down and it shows Swift got a report to so if they told e to call back tomorrow for training and travel details i guess i'm alright with them???? Can i use the drive right report to fill out the form once I get to training? Also have a copy of my NC driving record certified! only have had my Alabama CDL-S Permit(with HazMat ,Tankers) License about a month! everyone reading this please pray for me to make it!!!!!!!! Again THANKS and God BLESS You

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Thought their was something better out there but I will go to Swift and be the best employee possible and always remember they gave me a chance when no one else did!!!!!

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Have you tried Prime, Inc.?? Best of the big training companies as far as pay and other considerations . . . just wondering . . .

Jopa

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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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Jeff L.'s Comment
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If you have any questions about Prime... I'll be glad to answer them. Ive been with them for 3 years now I am a Certified CDL Instructor with them and I've been training students for almost 2 of those years

Terry W, Do companies like yours take into consideration if the applicant has the ability to move? Does this work to applicants advantage? If normally out of hiring area could a new driver go to a certain location and then decide or figure out where to locate? I would prefer little home time in the first year, would a company like yours, once they can trust you, keep you on the road? Do you necessarily need to have a designated location?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
SQ TierHog's Comment
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Thought their was something better out there but I will go to Swift and be the best employee possible and always remember they gave me a chance when no one else did!!!!!

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Have you tried Prime, Inc.?? Best of the big training companies as far as pay and other considerations . . . just wondering . . .

Jopa

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If you have any questions about Prime... I'll be glad to answer them. Ive been with them for 3 years now I am a Certified CDL Instructor with them and I've been training students for almost 2 of those years

Terry, Thanks for that offer about answering questions. I sent ya a PM.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
AntoineF's Comment
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Prime said they couldn't hire because i was unemployed for more than a year in the last 3 years! Oh well just decided to go ahead with Swift they sent me their packet today thanks a million and GOD BLESS and KEEP YOU WELL

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Thought their was something better out there but I will go to Swift and be the best employee possible and always remember they gave me a chance when no one else did!!!!!

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Have you tried Prime, Inc.?? Best of the big training companies as far as pay and other considerations . . . just wondering . . .

Jopa

smile.gif

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If you have any questions about Prime... I'll be glad to answer them. Ive been with them for 3 years now I am a Certified CDL Instructor with them and I've been training students for almost 2 of those years

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Photogirl 's Comment
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I work for Millis and trust me it's an excellent company to work for. Don't post negativity about a company unless your are forsure about what you are talking about. Good luck with swift!

AntoineF's Comment
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WOW forgive me but i already apologized once? I am not perfect and spoke out of disappointment and anger without thinking.So I guess my apology isn't enough for someone as perfect as you are!!!! who never makes a mistake, thankfully GOD will forgive me even if you can't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I work for Millis and trust me it's an excellent company to work for. Don't post negativity about a company unless your are forsure about what you are talking about. Good luck with swift!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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