Memphis driving school raided by fede...

Memphis driving school raided by federal, state agencies

There are 174 comments on the www.valleymorningstar.com story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Memphis driving school raided by federal, state agencies. In it, www.valleymorningstar.com reports that:

Federal and state agencies have raided the Swift Transportation commercial truck driving school in Memphis as part of an ongoing investigation.

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United States

#21 Mar 9, 2008
Long Haul Driver wrote:
Here is a list of all the groups involved in the raid where is homeland security listed?
agencies involved in the probe are the Highway Patrol's criminal investigation division, federal Department of Transportation inspector general, Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, federal marshals and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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When the story first broke...it "did" say Homeland Security but as you've noticed...the subject of the "whole" raid has been hush, hush.

Drivers are being popped, as they enter scales and many have been arrested but you haven't read that...have you.

In case you've all forgotten...the terrorist that flew planes in to our Tower's were also schooled, in Florida, where they slipped between the cracks.

This story goes further then just busting illegal Mexican's, attaining CDL's....

It's all being kept quiet, as we have just stumbled on another possible attack on our country.

How many times have you read that transportation is our next worry from the terrorists?

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#22 Mar 9, 2008
I have looked at each of the articles that has been published both from Memphis as well as other papers. give a link to the one that shows homeland security.
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United States

#23 Mar 9, 2008
Long Haul Driver wrote:
I have looked at each of the articles that has been published both from Memphis as well as other papers. give a link to the one that shows homeland security.
I can't find the first article that I read, when it all came down but that's where I read it. Not only me but a couple of my drivers also read it.

I am a Dedicated Accounts Manager for a large firm and one of my drivers told me about it and then I also read it.

Since then, the first article has disappeared....

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#24 Mar 11, 2008
Long Haul Driver wrote:
I have looked at each of the articles that has been published both from Memphis as well as other papers. give a link to the one that shows homeland security.
I enjoy many of your commnts, but sometimes think we are at the truckstop counter where no matter what point is made the argument will still go on...
OK drag out you agency list, and compare t the this information from...DUH you guessed it, the official wb site of the Department of homeland security..http://www.dhs.gov/x about/structure/
You'll notice a surprising number of DHS agencies that were involved in what is usually called a "strike force" or "task force" when they finaly get to the bragging part... NOTE the bragging part hasn't started yet so the action is not over...
Department Components
The Directorate for National Protection and Programs works to advance the Department's risk-reduction mission. Reducing risk requires an integrated approach that encompasses both physical and virtual threats and their associated human elements.
The Directorate for Science and Technology is the primary research and development arm of the Department. It provides federal, state and local officials with the technology and capabilities to protect the homeland.
The Directorate for Management is responsible for Department budgets and appropriations, expenditure of funds, accounting and finance, procurement; human resources, information technology systems, facilities and equipment, and the identification and tracking of performance measurements.
The Office of Policy is the primary policy formulation and coordination component for the Department of Homeland Security. It provides a centralized, coordinated focus to the development of Department-wide, long-range planning to protect the United States.
The Office of Health Affairs coordinates all medical activities of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure appropriate preparation for and response to incidents having medical significance.
continued

“You think it is ok, so what!”

Since: Jun 07

The freeway or the water

#25 Mar 11, 2008
part2
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis is responsible for using information and intelligence from multiple sources to identify and assess current and future threats to the United States.
The Office of Operations Coordination is responsible for monitoring the security of the United States on a daily basis and coordinating activities within the Department and with governors, Homeland Security Advisors, law enforcement partners, and critical infrastructure operators in all 50 states and more than 50 major urban areas nationwide.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently.
The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office works to enhance the nuclear detection efforts of federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, and the private sector and to ensure a coordinated response to such threats.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for protecting our nationís borders in order to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nationís border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
The United States Coast Guard protects the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interestsóin the nationís ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.
The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) prepares the nation for hazards, manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident, and administers the National Flood Insurance Program.
The United States Secret Service protects the President and other high-level officials and investigates counterfeiting and other financial crimes, including financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nationís financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.
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United States

#26 Mar 12, 2008
the 48th ronin wrote:
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I enjoy many of your commnts, but sometimes think we are at the truckstop counter where no matter what point is made the argument will still go on...
OK drag out you agency list, and compare t the this information from...DUH you guessed it, the official wb site of the Department of homeland security..http://www.dhs.gov/x about/structure/
You'll notice a surprising number of DHS agencies that were involved in what is usually called a "strike force" or "task force" when they finaly get to the bragging part... NOTE the bragging part hasn't started yet so the action is not over...
Department Components
The Directorate for National Protection and Programs works to advance the Department's risk-reduction mission. Reducing risk requires an integrated approach that encompasses both physical and virtual threats and their associated human elements.
The Directorate for Science and Technology is the primary research and development arm of the Department. It provides federal, state and local officials with the technology and capabilities to protect the homeland.
The Directorate for Management is responsible for Department budgets and appropriations, expenditure of funds, accounting and finance, procurement; human resources, information technology systems, facilities and equipment, and the identification and tracking of performance measurements.
The Office of Policy is the primary policy formulation and coordination component for the Department of Homeland Security. It provides a centralized, coordinated focus to the development of Department-wide, long-range planning to protect the United States.
The Office of Health Affairs coordinates all medical activities of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure appropriate preparation for and response to incidents having medical significance.
continued
http://www.wreg.com/global/story.asp...

If you use Google...you'll find "no" information but use Yahoo or another search engine and you'll find more reading.

I'm too busy at the moment...fighting the elements of the weather and working many hours but I will get back with you, with more info.
Trust me, there is "more" to this story that is being hidden.....
studemt of Millington

United States

#27 Mar 18, 2008
From experience I write the following, a few of the instructors at Millington know what they are doing, the majority are not qualified to instruct. Point 1 each segment of the school wants to pass as much as possible to the next group of instructors with the mentors really being the teacher. Most mentors just want to run a team truck and do not teach, they only react when a student does something wrong. Point 2, while the "instructors" at Millington may be qualified truck drivers that does not make them a teacher. Point 3 is this, yes it is tough three weeks, but if you look closely at most trade schools they have a longer curiculum and certified teachers.
My final point is this Millington is nothing more than a CDL mill it is not a teaching institute. All you get is a high priced CDL, you do not learn how to drive
smitty

Columbus, OH

#28 Mar 18, 2008
Swift = I don't speak english. My experience with swift drivers in genreal has been nothing but slow trucks and stupid drivers that always come right back in front of you because you don't flash the idiots back over. I stay clear from all swift drivers and there are more.
Caveman_otr

United States

#29 Mar 19, 2008
After reading this, I figured nothing would come of it,, However reading this today, swift will become a target for every inspector in the country..
March 17, 2008
Swift-owned trailerís $8 million in pot sets California record The California Highway Patrol reportedly found $8 million worth of marijuana after pulling over a Swift Transportation-owned truck and trailer on Tuesday, March 11, in Calexico, CA.
The 11,000 pound bust was the largest CHP troopers could recall, the Yuma Sun reported.
ďThatís the largest one that Iím aware,Ē the Sun quoted Sgt. Mark Kirchhof of CHPís Calexico inspection station.
CHP officers pulled over a 2001 Freightliner that was headed through the Calexico Inspection Facility after entering the U.S. from Mexico.
The trailer was supposed to be hauling water heaters, but drug dogs sniffed out boxes of marijuana near the trailerís rear doors. Eventually, officers said they found marijuana filling most of the top half of the trailer.
The Sun reported that driver Ricardo Torres Villa, 28, of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, was booked for felony possession of marijuana and felony transportation for sales
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/...
naw swift isn't a target,, because it and it's drivers run aclean operation..

Since: Sep 07

Atlanta GA

#30 Mar 19, 2008
dadazz wrote:
ALRIGHT, LET THE HAMMER FALL, ANOTHER BIG COMPANY AGAINST THE ROPES, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!!
I heard on the CB that April 15 is Swift's last day of operation. True or a CB rumor??

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#31 Mar 20, 2008
Totally false. reports still are only looking at that one school and the DMV people that worked there. but that one Swift school will probobly be run totally diffrent if it reopens at all.
Miss Nanny wrote:
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I heard on the CB that April 15 is Swift's last day of operation. True or a CB rumor??
Time will tell

Omaha, NE

#32 Mar 20, 2008
Long Haul Driver wrote:
Totally false. reports still are only looking at that one school and the DMV people that worked there. but that one Swift school will probobly be run totally diffrent if it reopens at all.
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Are you employed by Swift?

How's come you are seeing...very "little" Swift trucks on the highway right now?

Anyone with common sense "know's" a company is losing "tons" of $$$, when they have this much equipment sitting....which wouldn't be sitting...if they weren't having "major" issues....

You might be looking at things from a drivers view but I am seeing things from a totally different view....

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#33 Mar 21, 2008
No I do not and never will work for swift. but I do live 5 miles from thier trucking school in Richmond,VA and 8 miles from thier Richmond,VA terminal. I see thier trucks on the road all the time, heading up and down I95. I also see alot of thier trucks on I81 and I64. oR reason you may be seeing a little less trucks then normal is beause of this investigation, they may be pulling all the drivers in to recheck thier drivers license status.
ex swifty

United States

#34 Mar 22, 2008
I used to work for swift.Said from the get go that they was dirty.They didnt like to pay u what u earned and the school sucks yes i worked my hind end off to get my cdl's but they will hire anybody.I hope that the raid that took place will solve alot of dirty deeds that are taking place through the swift transpotation company.Sometimes big is not always better.Im sure this whole thing will come out of the wood work soon.
JUST 18 WHEELS

Liberty, TX

#35 Mar 22, 2008
LET THE MASSES BE COLD HUNGRY HOMELESS AND NAKED.. TRUCKERS BOYCOTT THE SYSTEM APR 01 08
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United States

#36 Mar 23, 2008
Long Haul Driver wrote:
No I do not and never will work for swift. but I do live 5 miles from thier trucking school in Richmond,VA and 8 miles from thier Richmond,VA terminal. I see thier trucks on the road all the time, heading up and down I95. I also see alot of thier trucks on I81 and I64. oR reason you may be seeing a little less trucks then normal is beause of this investigation, they may be pulling all the drivers in to recheck thier drivers license status.
http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cg...

I live in the Columbus, Ohio area and see very little Swift Trucks, traveling I-70 and 71 and they do have a terminal in Columbus.

You won't find information on Google...you need to use other search engines.. WHY???
Marion EM Hampton

Daytona Beach, FL

#37 Mar 27, 2008
does not matter wrote:
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My cousin went to this school and was sent home after one week because they said he couldn't cut it. He said it was the hardest thing he ever did in his life.
I also went to a Truck driving school as German-American Lady (actually 2 schools) and was sent home ; also I have a good background, college and Military and I am from a driver's family- do I stand any chance here or not? I am scared now but will go with Swift to the San Antonio Driving Academy;
Marion EM Hampton

Daytona Beach, FL

#38 Mar 27, 2008
I also went to a Truck Driving School as a German-American lady (actually 2 schools) and was sent home; also I have a good background, college and Military and I am from a driver's Family; they lied to me and were rude - Do I stand here any chance at all with Swift ? I intend to go to school in San Antonio, TX in April.
does not matter

Hialeah, FL

#39 Mar 27, 2008
Marion EM Hampton wrote:
I also went to a Truck Driving School as a German-American lady (actually 2 schools) and was sent home; also I have a good background, college and Military and I am from a driver's Family; they lied to me and were rude - Do I stand here any chance at all with Swift ? I intend to go to school in San Antonio, TX in April.
Yes I think if you study before hand and really put forth the effort, you can do it! It's a lot harder than people think
MrTickle

United States

#40 Mar 27, 2008
i heard that swift filed for bankruptcy taday does anyone know if this is true

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