arnold orientation

Discussion in 'Arnold' started by lowrider137, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. lowrider137

    lowrider137 Bobtail Member

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    Starting orientation in Jacksonville 3/12 can,t waite...Hope it all works out ok... Getting tired of reading all the neg post about trucking companies. Hope I picked the right one...
     
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    Swift has a location in ocala.
     
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    lowrider137 Bobtail Member

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    yep...looked into them, but they don't offer what I am looking for..
     
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    Keep us up to date,

    Enjoy !!
     
  6. NSBGearjammer

    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    I just finished Arnold orientation and am getting on my trainer's truck tomorrow. I have been impressed by the attitude and professionalism shown so far. The hotel is very nice, lunch from Honeybaked Ham Co every day, nice steak dinner first night, everything asked was answered and policies and procedures explained. They are increasing their fleet from 800 to 1000 trucks( most are 2011-2012 Pete 587s w/ 8 spd manuals. 2013 587s and Cascadias are coming. Told we will be out 7-10 days and home 1-2 days. I will answer any questions I can and post my work towards solo driver upgrade(150 hrs behind the wheel). Our class started w/ 15. 1 was gone by lunch. Almost all the drivers in my class were assigned 587s today. Good luck to everyone.
     
  7. tna

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    i am interested to know how things go for you. sounds like a good co
     
  8. NSBGearjammer

    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    Good so far. Just dropped my first load. 43k of Hawaiian Punch to Pageland GA. Trainer is great and when he goes on hometime Tues., Arnold is putting me up in a nice hotel. Might even get a conjugal from Momma since it's only a few hours from home.
     
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    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    Hanging out in the hotel Arnold put me in. Picked up and delivered car batteries to AutoZone DC,
    Paint supplies to Home Depot and drop and hooked cleaning supplies outside Atlanta. They put us on a load away from the trainers home, but made up for it by repowering the load in his hometown and giving him an extra day of hometime. And found out today they pay $50 /day for the days trainees spend waiting for their trainer. Spent last night at a Pilot in GA off 75. My trainer likes my shifting
    and backing and his Cascadia is a nice ride. We are on Drivertech and Elogs. So far so good.
     
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    NSBGearjammer Medium Load Member

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    Back out since Fri. Up to and across SC. Delivered to two Home Depot stores. Bought my trainer a big box of bungee cords( box of 8 small bungees=$3, box of 20 every size big to small=$10
    Get the big box, those things come in handy. Hauled Sam's Club down to Lakeland FL and this morning got a load to AR. And the trailer we were picking up had a flat super single. Waited about two hours for breakdown to come out, Jack up the trailer, seat the beads and remove the auto inflaters that were not working. Tried to make some time up on.75 and ran through some afternoon Florida showers. Stopped in GA. and hit the shower at the Pilot. Why did my shower room smell like a dirty diaper? Oh! Maybe it was because there was a dirty diaper in the trashcan! Anyway about to Skype with the family.
     
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