Swift Transportation Veteran's Scholarships being offered.

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  1. Six9GS

    Six9GS Light Load Member

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    I ran across this Veterans CDL Training And Truck Driving Jobs - Swift . Has anyone had any experience with this program? Is it as legit as it sounds? According to this, an honorably discharged Veteran will get a full scholarship (queue jokes about getting what you pay for..). The normal fee these days is $6000 I believe. I'm always skeptical so just wanting to know if anyone has any actual experience with this and how did it or is it working out?
     
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    You can also use your GI Bill and go to a community college or other school and not actually be tied to any one company
     
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    What sad excuse for GI benefits that I had was called the VEAP program and those laughingly meager benefits (compared to previous or current GI type benefits for education) have long since been used. I was in the Air Force from 1979 to 1988.
    Also, I don't think there is a community college or truck driving school within a reasonably commutable distance from where I am living.
     
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    I went to the swift school 24 years ago and they took it out of my check 25$ a week
    After 2 1/2 years I got a day cab job and I owed them nothing
    I have used no benefits as a peace time vet
    The va clinic said I make too much money
     
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    Hey, I got the same answer from them!
     
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    BIF MALIBU Medium Load Member

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    Yes our company dealt with the Obamacare deductibles and we get reimbursed good so no worries
    Hanging on 3 more years until Medicare and the retirement funds gonna be ok
     
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    I worked for the Federal Government. I was basically only trying to get registered with the VA in case something catastrophic happened (years ago my brother was in a horrendous head-on collision and if it hadn't been for the fact he was a veteran and the VA stepped up to help, I don't know what would have happened to him. He was in the hospital in traction and all manner of therapy for months afterward).
     
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    I think maybe after you been retired for a year and you don't have a big income they might deal with you
     
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