Swift Transportation

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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
110 Reviews
2.7
110 Reviews
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
Jerry C. Moyes
63 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you get a good Driver Manager, you'll do well (in 7 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 4 reviews)

  • It's hit and miss with trainers / mentors and Driver managers (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OTR-Truck Driver (48 States)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Truck Driver in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Miles, Lots of Terminals across the US, Newer Trucks, On-Time & Safety Bonus program.
    Accommodating to newer drivers. Swift will get you rolling when other trucking company's want you to take a refresher course and owe them $$$.
    Seeing the Country while getting paid.
    Most of all Swift employees are good people. Just drive and be on time to your destinations and everything will be great! I liked driving fro Swift.

    Cons

    Never on-time, for home time. (date requested).
    Driver managers like to hassle you if you take more then 3 days off. (I always took more then that).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to policy, 1 day off for every week driven.

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

    Hard Work driving 11 hours every day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Owner Operator Team Driver  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Owner Operator Team Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Swift Transportation as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Seeing the US.Good Pay.Good opportunity to own your truck.

    Cons

    3 Months at a time away from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Drivers

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

    Extremely Dissatisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    New equipment they have pretty good maintenance for the trucks. Twenty word minimum and I'm finished with the pros.and that's my experience

    Cons

    Did the owner op thing for a while until I found out they have a class action law suit by owner ops. Basically we were just company drivers just footing the bill for them. Managers are extremely rude and disrespectful. And the weekend dispatchers always sounded like they were too busy playing candy cruse to help you.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok JOB

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MAIL
    Current Employee - MAIL

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

    Pros

    Full Time, benefits, off on the weekends.

    Cons

    Some management is stuck up and only care about their numbers and certain people they like.
    Got to wait at least 9 months to move up in career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the shipping and receiving depts, and mail depts. Pay the these depts better!!!

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

    Poor leadership and company is run by fear of Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Operations in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent money for no college degree

    Cons

    No rewards for individual performance, management only cares about themselves, "clubs" of who's popular and untouchable, HR has everyone fearing for their job and using power as control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting HR run your company for you and start treating the people that are actually making the company successful better…OPERATIONS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good, but trainer tried to withhold pay from me.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

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

    Pros

    Great staff and decent equipment.

    Cons

    Too much leeway given to trainers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in your rogue trainers.

    Recommends
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was very unhappy and unsatisfied with the job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onroad  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Onroad in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were amazing. Pay is decent but no great for the amount of work you do

    Cons

    For the amount of work you do the pay isnt anything, the environment is sometimes hostile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at swift for one year

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

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

    Pros

    Decent miles for company drivers, most loads are drop and hook.

    Cons

    Low pay scale, If you sign a lease with swift you no longer get decent loads, you make just enough to pay truck payment and a few bucks in your pocket. Swift often neglects to pay detention pay, if you follow up with calls and emails you might get it, you might not. All loads are still paid zip code to zip code, not actual miles (always at least 10% shorter than actual).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your drivers honestly and maybe so many won't be quitting all the time.

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

    Not a bad company if you are just starting out and need to get your CDL.

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    • Senior Management
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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    On site school in Phoenix, AZ. Plenty of freight for OTR.

    Cons

    Low pay, mileage not accurate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation

    Pros

    A few coworkers , though they are based in other stated. Most all the drivers a great.

    Cons

    Way too many hours for very little pay. Constant micro managing. Back stabbing , new policies almost daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jerry should listen to the older employees that have spent many years here. Swift would have got 5 stars a couple years ago.

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