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54%
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
Jerry C. Moyes
335 Ratings
Pros
  • "I also had a great driver manager(in 25 reviews)

  • "Pretty good pay to be learning on the job(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Strict home time policies that suck(in 34 reviews)

  • "Lowest pay of all the trades with the most regulations and longest time away from home you have to put in to earn a living(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

      Pros

      Some good like the pay

      Cons

      Some bad things like tghe reputation

    • "Advancement Opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Dallas, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      A lot of friendly and helpful people. Good pay. Team oriented within departments. Lots of advancement opportunities for those who apply themselves and work hard. Great insurance options. Good benefits. Accrued PTO. Overall, a good company.

      Cons

      ECT shift is less than helpful, resulting in more work fixing issues in the morning. Same for Breakdown and IT. Driver pay is not competitive enough, resulting in high driver turnover. Recruiting is notorious for leaving out important details and often times outright lying to get a driver on board. Very difficult, if not impossible, to take time off in a management position. Even if you do get the time off, you're expected...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay the drivers better. Stop hiring drivers who cant speak or read English. Reimplement office personnel surveys to gain input on how to improve operations. Invest in the ECT, OnRoad and IT departments; all 3 are horrible and cost the company more money than you can imagine. Provide better training and resources for office personnel. LISTEN. Push for teamwork AMONG departments instead of just within them. Appreciate...

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    • "Orientation"

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      Current Employee - Driver in Lancaster, TX
      Recommends

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

      Pros

      Everyone is really nice & excited that you're part of the company

      Cons

      During orientation, you spend more time sitting & doing nothing thank actually doing orientation. Could be done in one day

      Advice to Management

      Streamline orientation

    • "terrible place to work for"

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      Former Employee - Driver 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      nothing about the place has pros

      Cons

      terrible pay long hours.

      Advice to Management

      better pay per mile

    • "Best Starter Company Out There"

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      Current Employee - Dedicated Driver in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Turn-key career opportunity as a truck driver. From zero down, no credit check schooling to employing you afterwards for you to get experience. Swift has all new equipment for most every driver, and unlike most companies, there is always somebody you can get in contact with when you need to. It is truly what you make of it. People will hate on Swift but they really do take care of you, giving you tons of chances to become...

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      Cons

      They are phasing out manuals! Many companies use manuals, and by phasing these out you are creating drivers who rely on automatic trucks to drive .. bad news for somebody wanting to move on from Swift after they’ve gained experience. That’s it!

      Advice to Management

      None. Love management here. Always somebody to talk to, and there’s always somebody above them if they can’t help you.

    • "Good large company. Managers often not accessible."

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      Former Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Manteno, IL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Worked on Costco account. 90% of freight was no touch drop / hook. Friendly support crew at Manteno IL location. Overall a good company to work for.

      Cons

      *Had to search for empty trailers often. Your search time and miles driven were not paid for. *Their “paid mileage” is determined by zip code, not actual mileage driven. You are paid on average 90% of actual miles driven. *Wait time compensation does not kick in until 2 hrs after arrival / pickup / drop off time.

      Advice to Management

      Management staff (dispatch personnel) should be more accessible.

    • "Taught Me the Basics But Treated Poorly"

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      Former Employee - OTR in Sparks, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      What I learned I retained after taking a long time off from the trucking industry. While Swift would not have me, another company did hire me on and I picked it all up again in regards to my skills in regards to how to set myself up for backing etc. etc. They did get me to Canada at the very least and to other states I thought I would never see so got what I wanted out of them for starters. Good company truck maintenance...

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      Cons

      Compensation wasn't nearly enough to match the type of hours you put into the job. Then there was the shaving of miles based on whatever system they had in place. Also being governed at 60 mph was not good either as you made less at a by the mile rate. They are a starter company and a mill for truckers. I drive on my own terms now as a casual driver while maintaining a primary job vs. getting back into the industry...

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      Advice to Management

      At the time I drove and the terminal I drove out of, I just don't think the management or incentives were there to retain good employees and some dispatchers across the U.S. had a laundry list. You can only do so much with a governed truck which affects what you can reasonably do when you assume an average of 52 miles per hours using CA as an example. You have to compensate fairly if you want to keep experienced drivers...

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    • "Largest trucking company that is family orientated."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Provides continuous education and upgrades systems to accommodate job performance.

      Cons

      Salary and health care could improve.

      Advice to Management

      Continue support for piers with an open mind.

    • "HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER"

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

        I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Swift is an excellent company to work at if you want low pay and love liars and dishonest people. TERMINAL Leaders ARE RUDE and not polite but also other people in the office

        Cons

        you will not be treated the a person should be. I left due to fact after 5 years SWIFT would not allow me to advance my career to be a LOCAL DRIVER, not a dedicated driver also would not allow me to become a manager.

        Advice to Management

        stop paying office personnel extremely well, put that money back into the drivers paycheck where it belongs. Management should not be allowed to talk down to you just because you are not an office person. DO UNTO OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE DONE UNTO YOU. allow others to train in various aspects of the company

      • "Great place"

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          Former Employee - Fleet Manager 

          I worked at Swift Transportation full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Solid company, lots of room for advancement

          Cons

          Bad reputation, high turnover for drivers

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