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Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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OK so as I was going through this training I realized the there was really no difference in what was going on than what Mr. Smith wrote about his experience with the swift academy here in Fontana so I did not continue the day to day log. But as of today I am now the proud owner of a class A CDL what an experience it was and I found it to be a fun and enjoyable experience as well. Now I am waiting at the Swift terminal for a mentor not sure how long it will take but am excited for the next chapter in this career

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.

Bleemus's Comment
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Well done!

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Well done!

thank you

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Well my cherry has been popped met my mentor at the terminal last night around 11pm in Fontana he drove to go pick up our load in Perri's ca and then drove to banning and asked if I wanted to drive and I jumped at the chance so I took off down the highway and drove for 5 hours thru the night and arrived in Phoenix around 6:30 am ish what a rush that was time to get some rest so I can finish out my hours later

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.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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OK so as I was going through this training I realized the there was really no difference in what was going on than what Mr. Smith wrote about his experience with the swift academy here in Fontana so I did not continue the day to day log. But as of today I am now the proud owner of a class A CDL what an experience it was and I found it to be a fun and enjoyable experience as well. Now I am waiting at the Swift terminal for a mentor not sure how long it will take but am excited for the next chapter in this career

congratulations Mr. Maverick. youll be a mentor in no time.

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.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Well my cherry has been popped met my mentor at the terminal last night around 11pm in Fontana he drove to go pick up our load in Perri's ca and then drove to banning and asked if I wanted to drive and I jumped at the chance so I took off down the highway and drove for 5 hours thru the night and arrived in Phoenix around 6:30 am ish what a rush that was time to get some rest so I can finish out my hours later

where did you pick that load at? kraft? ross? p&g?

how's your mentor treating yyou?

how do you like it so far?

what are you driving?

9 speed 10 speed 13 speed?

did you get all your rewards cards yet?

what's your truck number?

I'm like a little kid lol.

is your mentor owner op or company guy?

is he swift or central?

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.

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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Well my cherry has been popped met my mentor at the terminal last night around 11pm in Fontana he drove to go pick up our load in Perri's ca and then drove to banning and asked if I wanted to drive and I jumped at the chance so I took off down the highway and drove for 5 hours thru the night and arrived in Phoenix around 6:30 am ish what a rush that was time to get some rest so I can finish out my hours later

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where did you pick that load at? kraft? ross? p&g?

how's your mentor treating yyou?

how do you like it so far?

what are you driving?

9 speed 10 speed 13 speed?

did you get all your rewards cards yet?

what's your truck number?

I'm like a little kid lol.

is your mentor owner op or company guy?

is he swift or central?

Mentor is great he has been driving for 19 years and does not yell but then again I don't give him a reason too

I like it so far hope it keeps going this way too

We were using a loaner freightliner but on Tuesday we are going to use his freightliner it is an older one but still a 9 speed he clutches so I doubt I'll learn to float but he is smooth at it

He is an owner op with a fleet of about 5 or 6 trucks, when he learned he has a horrible mentor so he vowed to not be like that.

He is swift

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.

Maverick (Tom H).'s Comment
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And his truck number is 972286 and is sitting in jurupa valley at the moment

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