Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Pros
  • My driver manager (leader) was always working hard for me (in 9 reviews)

  • Helpful in teaching new drivers how to safely operate tractors and manage loads (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Long periods away from home two weeks minimum for over the road drivers, one week for regional dedicated routes (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Starter Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Jonestown, PA
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Jonestown, PA

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

    Pros

    They will hire almost anyone. An easy place to get experience. Always plenty of freight. Very flexible with home time.

    Cons

    The training was not very helpful. There were many essential things to know that were left to the driver to learn by trial and error.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the training program. Mentors should have a specific list of skills to train the students in and there should be a thorough evaluation of each student's training. The written test appeared to be written to ensure that everyone passed. You will continue to have a high rate of accidents as long as you continue to hire everyone with a CDL-A and a pulse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    a good company to start your driving career as a truck driver

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    swift has its own driving school which they will pay for you to get to in Memphis tenn.

    Cons

    after training you don't get paid a lot till after about 3 mounths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to pay a little more per mile to keep good drivers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Company will offer driver program after completing 6 months

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Lots of potential to move around

    Cons

    Alot of drivers which means employees have to stick around with this company to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Driver

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    Current Employee - Inter-modal Truck Driver in Lancaster, TX
    Current Employee - Inter-modal Truck Driver in Lancaster, TX

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    I work on the rail account and you have a choice of Monday - Friday with Weekends off or Friday And Saturday off or Sunday and Monday off if you work weekends you get .8 on top of your miles pay.

    Cons

    I hate the live loads but you do get paid after the first 2 hrs, starting the 2 hr you get $ 7.50 for every 15 minutes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No communication! No communication! No communication!!!!!! Please find direct stuff that cares and understated that, if you don't treat us right we can move around......

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    great

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    teams drivers. they take care of there drivers

    Cons

    slow nov dec jan. its with all jobs tho

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you take care of your drivers,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Customer Service National Accts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Good stock incentives give to good employees that have invested years into the company. Bonuses twice a year.

    Cons

    Poor management, work Saturdays every 6 weeks, long work hours, high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to communicate with those you need to

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Typical entry level trucking

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Steady pay for steady miles. They will train you.
    Get your training in and get out though, do the year it takes to not owe for your training and leave, because if you so much as do $50 worth of damage to anything they will submit it as a "preventable accident" to your DAC, and it will keep you from being able to leave...

    Cons

    the pay could be better. The truck shop will often refuse to fix critical items like Air conditioning in the deep south in August. I actually quit because they refused to fix my A/C, and refused to assign me another truck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    They tell lies pay sucks..home time sucks.

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Greer, SC
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Greer, SC

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Mostly give anyone a chance due to high turn over rate

    Cons

    Home time and pay also training too long and not very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due better on training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. This has been a great experience working with this company.

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    There is no cons to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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