Finally Coded!

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Round2, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    This process is way more complicated than any other company I have ever applied to. But as of now it's over!!! I head out on Saturday and many things have fallen into place as far as assignments for now and for the future. I can't wait! I feel like an eight year old at Christmas! I have heard good things about my mentor and cannot wait to meet him.
     
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  3. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    He is awesome! I will post updates as I get time (and WiFi)
    So life has changed. Yesterday I jumped into a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia. Tonight I am going to bed next to The Great Salt Lake. Tomorrow I will spend the night in Billings MT. No one knows which way the wind blows, but I hope to be sending much needed funds home soon. The trucking industry is very different than it was 25 years ago. Some much needed changes, some things were better the way they were.
    I just can't figure out why they painted SWIFT on a truck that only goes 62mph.
     
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  4. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    As long as you don't feel like a 17 year old on prom night you should get along with your mentor just fine.
     
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  5. Squirel

    Squirel Crusty Critter

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    Congrads! Round2 !! Happy for you! :D
    Keep us posted on your journey with Swift :D
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Remember the tortoise and the hare?

    And, mine goes 63. :biggrin_25522:
     
  7. rockonthru

    rockonthru Bobtail Member

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    hey round 2 i am here in lewiston, id. going through orentation. will be coded and ready for mentor.. hopefully after thursday will be on road also... good luck ..same here about wifi... it sucks that there isnt too many places that have open sites to log on to...
     
  8. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    OK day 5. I have logged 2206 miles. OR-UT, UT-MT, MT-MN, MN-WI, WI- on the way to MO
    No rain, no snow, no issues. One inspection (got sticker)
    Living the dream!
     
  9. BiPolarBear

    BiPolarBear Bobtail Member

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    Gratz man. Rumor has it, swift is working on getting WiFi put into their trucks. I read about other companies with Mifi(Shared Wifi in truck) and asked instructor while I was in Memphis and he said that Swift is working on getting it in their trucks. So soon we'll have WiFi no matter where we stop. Looking forward to that. In the mean time, I guess I'll be getting a Verizon MiFi adapter. I have one more week of training in Richmond hopefully this week coming up, then hopefully soon off to get on the road myself. I am highly excited.
     
  10. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    I just bought the monthly wifi at the Flying-J/Pilot, it works ok and we stop there most nights. $20/mo
     
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    2695 mi/6 days, 48.75 hrs. Tomorrow should put me over 3000 plus a few for my mentor. Good start. My deadhead in the morning will put me over the 50 hr mark so we can start running hard as a team.
     
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