What is TWIC and do I need to have this?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nightwind8830, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    TWIC is the singular form of TWIX candy bars.
     
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  3. DirtyBob

    DirtyBob Road Train Member

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    But which side?
     
  4. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    Two for me, none for you!
     
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  5. Nightwind8830

    Nightwind8830 Medium Load Member

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    How do I pick between the left TWIC or the right TWIC or do companies prefer you to have both TWIX? What about peanutbutter TWIX? I have so much to learn :biggrin_25523:
     
  6. KW Cajun

    KW Cajun Road Train Member

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    Proper road snacking is mandatory and taught before any "trivial" pre-trip training. Obviously this part was omitted in your school.
    You do need to take a step back, as you clearly are not ready for this occupation.;) :biggrin_25522::biggrin_2559:
     
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  7. Nightwind8830

    Nightwind8830 Medium Load Member

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    I feared as much :biggrin_2553:
     
  8. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

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    Get TWIC. It's well worth it.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    There should be some intelligence about these clearance things. FAST and TWIC should be the same card, if you have a hazmat endorsement, then you should also get a FAST/TWIC card automatically.


    But the truth is ... it is all about the money.
     
  10. Nightwind8830

    Nightwind8830 Medium Load Member

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    Money seems to be the root of most overly complicated systems. Insurance coverage and prescription plans are a prime example ,anything goverment related...sticky,greedy,overly complicated labyrinths full of red tape and hidden fees.

    Anyways, ill save up for TWIC and get it eventually. It wont hurt to be able to put tha on my job app.
     
  11. Joescheppae Q

    Joescheppae Q Medium Load Member

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    The TWIC is just another hoop a driver has to slog through as a part of the "cob". All refeneries, all docks, all military installations, many piers, & now even rail yards are requiring twics and if you have one the entry process is expedited and you dont look like a huge jo waiting for the escort to lead you around. Truck drivers wear many hats during the course of the day & imho its best to have everything that an employer requires to get the job done.
     
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