Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
Jerry C. Moyes
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Pros
  • Driver manager apologized for mistakes (in 9 reviews)

  • 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 (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • 3 Months at a time away from home (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Swift logistics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get along with employees good work place. Paid for benefits.

    Cons

    No room for upward mobility have to know someone to advance. Location is far from Phoenix.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus more on growth and get away from 4dx. Hinders growth in the 3pl.


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    Swift

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere. I love my co-workers.

    Cons

    More room for advancement. Could use better pay for required tasks within positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people for how hard they work. Worry about quality before quantity.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good company poor management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. 401k is fairly generous.

    Cons

    Poor management, little room for advancement, little to no help from upper management, but major demands.

    Advice to Management

    If you ask for something from an employee you should be able to provide the tools and support needed to make a job happen.


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    Office Employee -- Phoenix

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company with great leadership. The environment in the office is very congenial. If you're willing to get your work done and be friendly to your coworkers, you're set.

    Cons

    As with most transportation companies, this one runs very lean. This can actually be a good thing for the experience and level of responsibility one can have, but some see it as bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Odessa, MO
    Former Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Odessa, MO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good place to start and gain some experience.

    Cons

    After you have been there a while and move up on the pay scale you might start to see a drop in mileage.


  7. Professional Driver

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated accounts, good people to work with, bonus incentives, new equipment, reasonable home time, and if you are lucky a really good mentor.

    Cons

    Driver managers play favoritism, can be a mentor after 6 months, cameras in the truck, facing in and out. Not enough pay .

    Advice to Management

    don't let 6 month drivers become mentors, you are setting the student up for failure. Check some of your mentors they are mean and just want the money for the students miles.


  8. local city driver

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No one looking over shoulders, you don't have punch a clock, just being out on the open road,looking our country and what a great country we have

    Cons

    Not enough time with love ones,and not being able to sleep in my own bed at night. just not able to have life and it dose not pay unless you stay out on the road

    Advice to Management

    Just having a clue is one thing


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    OTR Driver

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Ocala, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Dispatchers and great people to work with. When you needed to get home they dispatch you there with no problem.

    Cons

    When you have a bad week mileage wise its very bad not even decent miles. If it wasn't for such low miles on a very bad week I would have stayed. If your single with no kids then this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about the drivers a bit more because like everyone else we also have bills to pay and a family to feed.


  10. Swift Trans

    Current Employee - Driver Leader in Corinth, TX
    Current Employee - Driver Leader in Corinth, TX

    I have been working at Swift Transportation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has a new driver training program

    Cons

    Communication could be some better

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between various departments


  11. No promised miles

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    Current Employee - Owner Operator
    Current Employee - Owner Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of terminals...most drivers are freindly...equipment is ok

    Cons

    Hard to stay rolling....every terminal is like a company in the company...very hard to report complaints...as a owner your charged 30$ continuously for repairs even if you have your own money for the repair

    Advice to Management

    Check the integrity of all new students



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