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"Long-Haul Truck Driver"

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Former Employee - Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Usually got me home on time, or sometimes a couple of days prior to my requested date. The people who work in the office are usually nice and helpful. Trucks are newer on average. Plenty of terminals around the country which makes it a lot easier to find night parking. Therefore, you can sometimes avoid truck stops which are usually full at night. It's "new driver" friendly. They provide training and a job with relative ease. You can get lots of miles, and it is not unusual to ran out of hours.

Cons

Pay is lower than other companies on average. Training must be paid back if you don't work for them for at least a year. Sometimes you have to sit around for long periods of time without making any money. Whether, it is waiting for loads or waiting to be unloaded, and sometimes you just ran out of hours and have to sit it through (sleeping of course). However, I have experienced the same things in all other trucking companies that I have worked for thus far. It's just the nature of the beast.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to your drivers. Give them more incentives to stay loyal to the company. For example, offer older drivers who are competent at their job the option of picking dedicated routes instead of making them a first come first serve, or if you are lucky to know the right people you might just get one.

Other Employee Reviews for Swift Transportation

  1. "to much sitting around not enough pay needs to be more people friendly."

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the training was great and the instructor were great

    Cons

    the trip planners need to be more people friendly

    Advice to Management

    to driver manager, get to know your team


  2. "Swift is ok"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They help you get started in the trucking industry.

    Cons

    You are treated as a number.

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