Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. OTR Driver

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Seeking new adventures while I traveled from state to state.

    Cons

    The fleet manager did not let me bring truck home and I stayed 250 miles from the terminal.

  2. driver

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lathrop, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Lathrop, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very large company terminals all across usa. Good place to start

    Cons

    To big, sitting a lot and communication with dispatch takes along time to answer

    Advice to Management

    more help in evenings and weekends which is when its seems everything goes wrong

  3. Helpful (1)

    Experienced driver

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    Current Employee - Professional Driver in Arcadia, FL
    Current Employee - Professional Driver in Arcadia, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of miles, Very professional dispatchers, most are knowledgeable, decent pay for experience.

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you expect to have normal hours... Most drivers prefer day shift and there are not enough day loads for everyone so once in a while you'll get lucky enough to cover one of the "elite' drivers... Also learning how and when to sleep is difficult because working 14-16 hours makes you tired (doesnt happen everyday) so your first thought when home is hit the sack, they will call you sometime between then and 10 hours for your next load. The next load may be 10 hours after you just wake up... Try going back to sleep!! Have worked many shifts while being awake for 24 hours or more...

    Advice to Management

    Hire a day shift and a night shift... Plenty of drivers prefer nights as well as plenty that prefer days. Drivers need sleep, start times need to stay close to each other for normal sleep patterns, guaranteed to lessen driver attidudes and crashes

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  5. driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    working for swift is ok

    Cons

    working for central is bad

  6. Good start but nowhere to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Isn't afraid to train. Hourly pay can be good and provide overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    When it comes time to look at moving up the pay is mediocre averaging around $40k with almost no holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    Have better opportunities and more highly value your better educated employees.

  7. I

    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for, they keep you moving and work with you.

    Cons

    I don't have nothing to say about that

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward

  8. CDL Class A Truck Driver, Company, Over-the-Road

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

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    See the country, learn what NOT to do by seeing their failures!

    Cons

    I have been w/ Swift over a year, Never home on-time, push you to lease or be a mentor, every paycheck I have to call b/c something is missing, you are just a truck# NOT a person, avg miles for solo company driver is 2000 per week, installing drivecams to watch you drive and in your cab while truck is on, expensive health insurance, terminals need renovating, the drivers showers are in the restrooms just like stalls (no privacy).

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers and they will perform well.

  9. company driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    You will get your miles every week.

    Cons

    Sometimes you end up sitting a day or two waiting on a load.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Like to drive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Casper, WY

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sights travel family trips pay

    Cons

    Not home all the time

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    Great company easy make your own schedule

    Cons

    None none none none none

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