Swift Transportation

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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
118 Reviews
2.8
118 Reviews
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
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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
  • Long periods away from home two weeks minimum for over the road drivers, one week for regional dedicated routes (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This company wasn't too bad .Good fpr new drivers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Driver in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great for new drivers, lots of training help.

    Cons

    Could make more, needs better insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working for Swift

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Tolleson, AZ
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Tolleson, AZ

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of experience driving over the road

    Cons

    Long days, away from home, not as much money as thought

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love driving a truck...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Large company, able to handle a lot of freight, decent equipment, many terminals to park, great way to see the country!

    Cons

    Large company, do not become an owner operator, not much time home, not much room for growth, dedicated accounts take priority over everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget our employee numbers and remember our names! Change the culture!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Slow & Disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (less than an 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
  9.  

    Shop technician .... It's a Disappointing and depressing company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Diesel Technician in Mira Loma, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, depending at what shop you work for.It's Olay for someone who does not have too much experience. Good place to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    1.Don't care about safety
    2. Service trucks are broken down
    3. Roadcalls 24/7 no matter how many hours you have worked on your shift
    4. Shop management does not care about you.
    5 Bad shop morale , bad company culture
    6. Very little raises , if you're lucky you'll get 50 cents a year normally it's between 20 and 30 cents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for this company clean house and change there culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Incredibly HORRIBLE!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Driver
    Current Employee - Professional Driver

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Choose wisely before selecting Swift!! Many more options available!!

    Cons

    1st con: Equipment failure on a regular basis! Don't break down, little to NO pay!!

    2ND con: Length of time on terminal repairs leaves the driver sitting!! Seem's like there ALL out to lunch!

    3rd con: Avoid the terminals like the plaque! Showers are disqusting!

    4th con: Not recommended at all for a "career company"!

    5th con: Weekend staff seem to be alway's "out" for the weekend!

    6th Con: While Swift is making millions, driver's are making peanuts!! More concerned about the freight rather than there driver's well being!! But then again, the BIGGER they are, the HARDER there going to fall!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your driver's, and the freight will get there!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Base Salary for Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (less than an 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

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