Does anyone have recent experience with Swift's Phoenix school?
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Not as of yet, as I start my schooling this Monday (16th). Ive gone thru the pre hire physical (cough cough), online study course, and went down and took my cdl permit test..
Prior to them even thinking about getting you into school, they set you up with a login to their cdl practice test/videos. My recruiter told me it takes 8hrs tops to go thru it all and take the tests, pfft... took me 3 days.. I would highly reccomend going to the local mvd and getting the cdl test manual and read the hell out of it, cause if you dont pass and get your permit, they wont talk to ya till ya do.
I got a phone call from another person in their academy yesterday telling me what to bring, and stating it was ok to wear shorts on the range. She was very nice but kept pushing the majority of my question off till Monday and advised me to ask the instructor.
Pre hire DOT exam was $40
CDL Permit exam was $25 + $7 (motorcycle endorsement) which Im going to ask about when I go back there. Not sure why the cdl mvd charged me the extra $7 when I already have had this on my license for years, strange...?
Speaking of motorcycles, think ill head up north to prescott/sedona for the day and cool off before hitting the school hard core these next few weeks, not to mention being with the trainer for 240hrs.. Man my bikes going to miss me in the coming months. Never thought Id have to winterize the bike here in AZ durring the summer..
If you decide to head up to Phx and do your schooling look me up..!azboy73 Thanks this.
there is no contract. you can leave at any time you want..
loan amount : $3900
terms : 13 months # $300
loan payment : $300 # $75 weekly for 13 months
tuition reimbursement : $150 # 37.50 weekly for 26 months
Phx school is pretty cool so far, everyone is real nice and I have no complants.
If you think thats crazy, head on up to CR England and wait till you get pressured into a lease paying $1200+ a week for a truck not to mention the school..
Other schools here in Phx will take your money, get ya a cdl, but no job guarantee....etc..
so I'm a bit confused.. I plan on going to the phoenix school probably in February. I'm from Colorado. Do I have to get my physical/med card here before school? Also I think you covered that you have to get your CDL permit by taking the written test before school as well? Seems almost meaning less to even go to the academy.. Why would they have to do another physical if you already got one before you left for school?
Since the school is in AZ it's mandatory that you have an AZ class A CDL permit. If you're attending from out of state I strongly suggest you study your ### off ahead of time. Of the 11 that Swift took to the AZ MVD on Monday only 3 passed the tests on their 1st try. Of the 8 that retested only 4 passed on their 2nd attempt. AZ allows 3 attempt (on the written tests) but Swift will only take you down for 2 attempts. One of the 4 who flunked twice passed on his third attempt and was recycled into the class behind mine.
The Phoenix academy is 18 days/10 hours a day with only 1 day off! The school is VERY fast passed! Definitely SINK OR SWIM!
Feburary is the perfect time of year to attend the school in Phoenix.
As for working for Swift and getting to the east coast.....NO PROBLEM!
I graduated the Swift academy on Aug 12th, attended orientation Aug 22-24, then took a 2-day flatbed tiedown class Aug 25-26th. I'm currently waiting for a non-smoking flatbed mentor.
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