Swift Transportation

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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014

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2.8 99 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes

Jerry C. Moyes

(57 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you get a good Driver Manager, you'll do well(in 7 reviews)

  • They Have plenty of loads, great pay packages, and home time(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long periods away from home two weeks minimum for over the road drivers, one week for regional dedicated routes(in 4 reviews)

  • It's hit and miss with trainers / mentors and Driver managers(in 5 reviews)

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    A good company to work for.

    Truck Driver (Former Employee) Corinne, UT

    ProsThe dedicated fleet for Walmart is a good pay and had steady work

    ConsSwift has a poor safety rating, which means you get pulled into the Ports often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore balanced work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There ok

    Driver Owner Op Trainer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prosas an owner OP bring my truck from another company they where good about helping me with repairs

    Consthere crazy phone policy if the dot says it ok to use blue tooth then they should be cool too

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Truck Driver (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThey Have plenty of loads, great pay packages, and home time. Plenty of terminals in big city's so always a place to park in most situations.

    ConsThere school was a fraud. They could care less about there drivers. You are a number not a name. They have a great room for improvement. They let anybody drive for them and that is a major safety concern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey have good Benefits overall.

    ConsThey are not adaptable to diversity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey only promote people they like or know

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You pay your dues starting out But they Train and take Newbies

    Professional Truck Driver (Former Employee) Fontana, CA

    ProsThey take the inexperienced. If you get a good Driver Manager, you'll do well. They do their best to match you with a good mentor and if you don't like them you can switch. If you don't like you Driver manager, you can switch. The longer you are with them the better the pay and miles. The Equipment is generally well kept up with little problem getting things repaired at the numerous stops. We had one of their best Driver managers and I joined my husband as a Team after he was with them for over a year. They trained me for free and he was my mentor. The starting pay for us Teaming was not too bad and the driver manager gave us all the miles we wanted while allowing us more together time while on the road (normal teams only get maybe 2 hours of awake time together which can strain a husband wife team without more together time). Our Driver manager was proactive on setting up good loads before he left for the weekends and always went to bat for us with any problems, including finding good trailers for us close by, watching the boards closely for the good runs to come out for us and getting us home when we wanted quickly. It mostly depends on getting a good manager so ask around. Also, we did not have to have a driver manager out of our home town or state. It may have changed but it was allowed when requested.

    ConsIf you are stuck needing a load on the weekends and your driver manager didn't work out a load ahead, you'll be hard pressed to get any help from the weekend crew. They are uncaring jerks if you have any problems and it can take hours to days for them to get back to you or act on something. The pay is really poor starting out (after you start on your own for the first 6-8 months). You'll get Short runs, with little pay, u can't afford much home time when it's time your first several months. You have to pay your dues when you are starting out. Regional and set routes are for those who have been their longer and are likable and personable. It's hit and miss with trainers / mentors and Driver managers. Many will complain that the trainer/mentor time is too short, but I disagree somewhat on that. It's not that it is too short, it's that new drivers feel scared and overwhelmed being and having to learn so much more on their own (which is why a good Trainer/ mentor is imperative and a helpful communicative Driver Manager is important). You will come across a lot of idiots and see some disgusting things at times from other drivers. Driving Truck is not as easy or mindless as it sounds to many would be drivers. There is a lot to learn, including laws, rules, weights, math, measures, critical thinking skills, driving, backing, customer service skills, patience, forgiveness, how to drive in different types of weather, some mechanical skills, dealing with stress and sleeping in loud strange places and if you want to team, learning to trust others to drive safely while you sleep and sleeping while moving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPAY THEM MORE so they care about their jobs and YOUR trucks more. Get on the Weekend crew for better driver service. Your employee / income model is awful and offering junk on the road benefits instead of more money to pay their bills does not work to recruit and keep quality drivers and shrink the driver shortage gap.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent starter company...

    Regional Driver (Former Employee) New Boston, MI

    ProsThey have plenty of loads to keep you moving. They also have many terminals.

    ConsIt's hard to get home time (time off) sonetimes. Also their trucks are very slow. They can can only ho about 62.5 mph...

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to give drivers their home time more often.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OTR Driver (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prosable to schedule home when needed

    Consnot enough loads for a team

    Advice to Senior Managementget better office staff at some terminals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Optimization (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDecent benefits and PTO. A little under par for the corporate world. Management is pretty laid back for the most part.

    ConsAsked to complete projects without the tools needed. Have to constantly fight with the rest of the company like everything is a huge secret when seeking data.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to employees strengths and harness those rather then putting employees in a pigeonhole.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked as a company driver for 1 year. They did not treat all drivers equal. Some received preference of loads.

    OTR Driver (Current Employee) Meridian, ID

    ProsTraining company good to get started.

    ConsTraining company bad reputation in the industry for undertrained drivers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a better handle on the actual time on the road before you cut them loose.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard Work driving 11 hours every day

    Owner Operator Team Driver (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsSeeing the US.Good Pay.Good opportunity to own your truck.

    Cons3 Months at a time away from home

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the Drivers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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