Swift Transportation

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I love working at Swift, employees are informed of changes, new policies, and a good work environment is encouraged.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Swift Transportation

Pros

Big company with opportunity to grow for those who can relocate. Benefits, Holiday Pay, Great People...

Cons

Every company has room for improvement. Regular raises would be a welcome change.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a great place to start your driving career.

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    Former Employee - Company Driver in Lewiston, ID
    Former Employee - Company Driver in Lewiston, ID

    I worked at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Ample freight. You will not sit.
    Considering your minimal downtime, the pay is competitive
    Mostly drop and hook.
    Swift is a "puppy mill". New drivers are very welcome.
    They are good about getting you home.
    The Lewiston terminal is one of the best to work from.
    The driving school is top notch.
    Good, late model tractors and trailers.

    Cons

    Bad company reputation. It's not completely deserved, but it wears on you.
    Sloooooow trucks.
    Trying to get extra pay that you should be due can be a challenge.
    Being a trainer is heavily pushed, but it's not for the faint of heart.
    You likely won't stay with Swift long term as a new driver (but you will likely come back).
    Cross your "t"s and dot your "i"s. If trouble can be pinned on you, someone may try. It's a big company. CYA is the order of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your drivers are your most important resource. Without them, NOTHING happens. This is more than just a slogan or a memo point. Make it the everyday mantra, and LIVE IT. I saw the driver appreciation displayed by management slip in my time (I was there off and on from 1998 to 2009). Recapture the focus on the driver that built the company from #4 to #1during my tenure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A poor place to start out as a driver

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Sumner, WA

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Get to see some great country side.

    Cons

    Bad communication period! Sent on runs that they ended up cancelling when I arrived. Poor updates on construction when running routes to locate. Placed on hold forever and it's your cell phones minutes when trying to reach Driving managers. Trucks slow and old, need to update and have them properly cleaned during issue. DOT infractions on truck were not corrected and your expected to run. Alot of short runs and no money to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and communicate with your people better. If there is a problem with a person, make the time to sit down with them personnally to resolve matter. Non related time Items(texting, emailing, looking at funny pictures) should be spent on break, when Drivers need there Driver managers, they should listen! Too many drivers assigned to one driving manager. Some accounts should be dropped due to they are too dangerous for semi trucks to arrive at for pick up! Low trees branches and narrow roads!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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