Swift transportation

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  1. Chillman123

    Chillman123 Bobtail Member

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    So me and my wife are going to college to get our class a cdl and are going to drive for swift but have a question to ask first so if we get our cdl and have 6 months of experience are they still gonna send us out with a mentor? We are trying to avoid that section
     
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  3. N00bLaLoosh

    N00bLaLoosh Road Train Member

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    Where are you getting that 6 months of experience from? School?
     
  4. Saltyoldone

    Saltyoldone Light Load Member

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    On Thursday a Swift recruiter told me I’d need to go with a trainer for three months. I have had a CDL A for 4 years. I drove class A for 6 months and then moved to a local class B job. Then the recruiter told me I’d have to drive 48 refrigerated for six more months before I could move to the Dedicated route out of Boise.
    Of course the recruiter refused to put anything in writing before I signed on. So sketchy.
     
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  5. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    That seems like a lot.
     
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    3523 Light Load Member

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    No matter where you get your cdl you always have to go with a trainer after that. You’re not ready to drive from just passing the cdl test. Unless you have a family member or close friend that owns a trucking company you can expect to spend 4-6 six weeks living in someone else’s truck. Just how it is.
     
  7. Saltyoldone

    Saltyoldone Light Load Member

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    Three and a half years of class B has screwed me. People straight out of cdl school get more respect.
     
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  8. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    Which is weird, because it is still driving experience.
     
  9. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    You can try for their submarine division

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    Opus Road Train Member

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    At Schneider you only go out for a week
     
  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You can train together in the same truck at the same time. Trucks are setup up for 3 people; the trainer and you and the wife.
    Get all the endorsements, this is important.
    Hazmat endorsement is important; might get a load of paint, etc.

    ~
    Covenant Transport - Students
    Pay after 12 mos. is $.80 cpm


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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2022
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