Got Recruited to work for " swift ".... yeah oh yeah... :oP
Clean Record, $ 100 and a bus ticket to Memphis, tn.
Took a pee test and filled out 3 forms with my name & employment history.
Got a medical exam & an eye test, all fine.
Took 3 tests... combo, airbrakes & general knowledge, passed all 3.
Did the real 3 TN state tests, same passed all 3.
Got to week # 2 on the "drive pad", all on an old airfield in millington, TN.
Passed week # 2 got to drive, all of maybe 10 to 12 hours.
Then "flatbed" paperwork for week # 3 & went for my final "flatbed" test.
Passed that test also & bussed home to ohio, waited 2 weeks for mentor.
Got bus ticket to Gary, IN waited 3 days, no mentor...
got bus ticket to Memphis, TN.
I spent 3 or 4 ( out of eight ) weeks total on the road with him.
Rest of the time his truck was in the shop. ha ha.
I passed HIS version of training and my 11 hours behind the wheel,
Got back to Gary Indiana Terminal, FINALLY !!
Got issued my own truck. # 1112 ;o)
a sweet Volvo.
*** I did the repairs, ME. NOT swift. ***
They almost never touched it, maybe for a few tires
or a clutch 1 time in North Carolina... lol long story. but anyway...
Never missed a load or delivery, not in 16 months.
Got fired for missing a portable, non-legal weight stop in PA.
Swift took my truck. Went O/O and today got a letter in the mail.
"Dear Sir.." The Swift school CDL you now have and most others
from May of 2005 to Jan 2008 are now invalid.
Good Luck and Tough luck
TN dept of safety and Ohio Dept of safety.
Now i don't have a CDL and can't rent, beg or borrow a truck to
re-take my CDL all over again.
I want my $ 3,900 back,
any suggestions >?<
Garfield Heights, Ohio