Swift mentorshio

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dmaez12, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Dmaez12

    Dmaez12 Bobtail Member

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    Any swift drivers have any advice? I am currently in orientation to drive local for swift. They said their mentorship program is over the road? Is that correct or can I do local for my 200 hours of behind the wheel?
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i'm just acknowledging your thread, so that you know someone is reading. however, i have only heard of OTR, not local for training/mentoring.
     
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  4. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Medium Load Member

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    Heck if you are in orientation right now, raise your hand and ask.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    "Never look a gift horse in the mouth."
    If, someday, you decide to leave Swift, other companies will accept your local driving as experience. Happens every day.
     
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    You will need to go OTR for 6-8 weeks. They cant pay a local guy enough to train you. Maybe im wrong....@Moosetek13. ?
     
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    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    otr mostly
    . there are some mentors that are on a dedicated acct.
     
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  8. royal55flush

    royal55flush Bobtail Member

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    Swift does very few local routes and it depends on your terminal. There are a number of dedicated routes that are home every couple days, but few mentors in those. You will 95% be OTR and out for at least two weeks at a time depending on what your mentor likes to do.
     
  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    That is not something I have looked in to, but it seems reasonable that the time with a mentor would be mainly OTR (which would also include regional and maybe some dedicated, in my opinion).
     
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I'm not a Swift driver, but I wonder, by local are you talking about working out of a fulfillment center or a Walmart DC? I know Swift does a lot of this. If this is so there is a good chance you can do this with a trainer/mentor! As suggested, raise your hand and ask!
     
  11. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Most megas will run you OTR first. They want you to see where the money is. Especially if they sell you a truck. Local miles wont pay enough to make the payments. Also if the recruiter told you something? It was only to gett you to sign on the dotted line
     
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