Swift Transportation

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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
113 Reviews
2.8
113 Reviews
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
Jerry C. Moyes
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My driver manager (leader) was always working hard for me (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • It's hit and miss with trainers / mentors and Driver managers (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Made good money as a Driver/Trainer

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    Former Employee - Driver/Trainer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Driver/Trainer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Swift is a good trucing company to work for. Most of the driver managers that I worked for new their jobs ( my driver manager had 13 years OTR experience before becoming a DM). I enjoyed traveling all over the country and working as a Driver/Trainer helping to pass on my knowledge to the new drivers coming into the company.

    Cons

    max cpm has not changed in several years. Some Driver Managers are not what you would call "People persons", and do not always take conditions into account.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insure that "ALL" Driver Managers have at least 5 years over the road experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Swift is ok to start your trucking career for a year after that you'll find something better.

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Start off to a career in Trucking.

    Cons

    .25 cpm is a very low starting pay. Govern speed is only at 63 mph which is slow I'd be fine with 65 mph.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Truck driver

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    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver  in  Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent money and decent runs

    Cons

    Not much time off per month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect drivers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow & Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Swift has lots of freight and several terminals across the United States. I enjoy having the Qualcomm and digital logs. Relatively new equipment.

    Cons

    Nobody knows what anybody is doing!! Even from the time a recruiter contacted me I have always felt that they don't REALLY know what they're saying, or the rules regarding certain qualifications, training, hours, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Base Salary for Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have the potential to make a very decent living if you work 7 days per week.

    Cons

    You have to reach your numbers or you are written up and terminated and you probably will not be promoted as they choose only friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers we currently have are overly concerned with how they look. They are not available to assist. You can hear them talk negatively about people they do not like. they have all been there for a long time and it wont change. the HR people do not do much when you go to them about the stuff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Swift Transportation

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    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They treat the drivers fairly for the most part.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get home time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very satisfying company to be apart of.

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    Former Employee - Payroll/Garnishment Administrator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Payroll/Garnishment Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Swift cares about their employees and their families. They are always looking for ways to improvement to both their customers as well as their employees.

    Cons

    The pay raises are vey low and slow in coming, no cost of living raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    truck driver

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

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great dm.everyone was nice/ as

    Cons

    no way to keep truck cool at night. low pay and youhave to sign up for benefits within 30 days of hire and a i missed mine because i was out with a trainer the whole time.s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better trainers and a system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very good!

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Houston, TX

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefit packages are good.

    Cons

    Sometimes terminals are short staffed an depending what time of day it is.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    dont waste your time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none dint find one at all

    Cons

    Bad training , very low per mile rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thumbs down

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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