newbie swift trainee

Discussion in 'Swift' started by jds8710, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Hear, hear!
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  3. 530pedalpusher

    530pedalpusher Bobtail Member

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    Just finished my 240, doing my release to Solo tomorrow. So I got told by a driver they won't release student drivers to solo? My mentor was way cool told me not to believe the hype.

    Anyone know what I should expect next. I'm in Atlanta told there was plenty of trucks available here when we were in Memphis...
     
  4. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Congrats on finishing your training.I have heard by many they've had to wait for trks.They got sent home and waited 2 weeks or longer.Hopefully you get a trk tomorrow.
     
  5. 530pedalpusher

    530pedalpusher Bobtail Member

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    Yeah I heard that too, but Only from truck poor terminals... We asked beforehand if Atlanta had trucks and fleet manager in Memphis said yes... I know Lathrop there's a wait and Florida has no trucks at all.
     
  6. Gambinos Wrath

    Gambinos Wrath Light Load Member

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  7. Round2

    Round2 Light Load Member

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    My mentor is great. He is a Diamond level driver that has been with Swift for 16 yrs.
    This is day 8 and I am on track to finish in 31. I have 61.75 logged hours.
    The pay needs to be addressed, while it starts low it increases faster than others I have seen.
    Coded means you recieved your drivers code, thus you are at that point HIRED!
     
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  8. eastbound & down

    eastbound & down Light Load Member

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    Yeah just got a call from a swift recruiter think i'll pass if they let you go for incomplete paperwork or not double clutching probably not a bad thing.
     
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  9. bama07football

    bama07football Light Load Member

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    i am supposed to start my training today...i did orientation last week and i was coded and assigned a mentor...i have been up since 5 A.M. waiting on a phone call...it is now 2 P.M. and i still havent heard anything
     
  10. Filmore

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    I'm just getting started on my "journey"...
    Spoke to a recruiter (Riley) today, and got my application in. I've been doing a mad amount of research.

    I spoke to a recruiter from CRE when I first started looking into schools and was accepted right away for a class beginning 4-30.
    After reading the posts on this and other forums and doing a little digging online, I decided it was best for me to keep looking and see what other companies I could make contact with. Got a call tonight from the recruiter at CRE and let her know I wouldn't be attending the class, but I appreciated the call. She didn't seem amused, as if I had offended her by looking elsewhere.

    I am really hoping that Swift calls me back. If not I suppose I will have to go with Roadmaster in Dunn, NC or CFCC's Driver Training course. I've heard good things about both, but I really can't afford to put out the upfront $$ for either one.

    I want this so bad, one way or another, I will be out there on the road with all you guys and gals sooner or later.

    Keep up the great posts and keep your wheels rolling.
     
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  11. bama07football

    bama07football Light Load Member

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    filmore....maybe u should have stuck with cr england....i havent even went to work with swift and i am already being lied too....i am calling KLLM first thing tomorrow morning
     
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