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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Had a good driver manager which makes all the difference (in 20 reviews)

  • Pretty good pay to be learning on the job (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Strict home time policies that suck (in 33 reviews)

  • Away from home alot but that comes with the job, night dispatch, disorganized (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start driving"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Mira Loma, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training program for new drivers. Plenty of work for those who want it. Team driving stays pretty busy.

    Cons

    While it may be a good place to start, after you have that golden 1 year of solid experience and no tickets or accidents, find someone else to drive for since you’ll probably be paid better for your time.

    Advice to Management

    Drastically increase pay package to match competitors so you can decrease driver turnover.


  2. "Truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Sumner, WA

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    I am a devoted worker, I always on time to work and I'm a good part of my team workers. I enjoy working with customers to fulfill their expectations and solve if there any issues.

    Cons

    I work for Swift trucking and my duties are mentoring new drivers and deliver loads to Costco from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

  3. "Another mega trucking company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good home time,safety first company policy,good support team,good equipment.

    Cons

    Homeless OTR life style,no healty food options on the road,laundry not free at terminals,dirty very old terminal showers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to update the terminal driver lounges and showers.


  4. "Student, CDL A, OTR Drivet"

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teachers confident, welltrained, patient, truly caring to show good, safe driving

    Cons

    Some people can be rude, forced manual stick shift, deliveries aren't exactly optional

    Advice to Management

    I'd add a mileage increase for company drivers on account of new vehicles.


  5. "The software that Swift uses is old and very annoying to me as a driver."

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    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Swift has a nice fleet of trucks and has a nice network of terminals. Swift is a huge company, so I had a chance to drive all over USA.

    Cons

    The software that Swift uses is old and very annoying to me as a driver. I hate the dispatch software and the Qualcomn software. Do not work for Swift if you like to see software updates take place more frequently than once every fifteen years.

    Advice to Management

    You need to update the software that you use much more frequently.


  6. "Good first time"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Drop an hook, well maintained equipment, they are desperate for drivers and after a training program you have a very high chance of being hired work well with new drivers and student drivers.

    Cons

    Low team miles, no communication between departments. They also cannot seem to keep track of their empty trailers and what trailers need repaired half the time to tell you oh we have an empty trailer and it actually is in line to be in the shop.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate!


  7. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great team at Laredo terminal. Management is top notch. Great environment

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement.

  8. "Proud Driver, Dirty Trucker"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trained and hired with no experience.
    Pretty good pay to be learning on the job

    Cons

    Filthy trucks. They have truck washes at some of their terminals that spray on soap then spray on water no brushes waste of time. Ive paid for cleaning materials but cant use them at their terminals. Pay $50 to get it done at a truck wash but you wont get reimbursed

    Advice to Management

    Take some pride in company image and do something about the dirtiest looking trucks on the road


  9. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Needed higher pay , less standby time


  10. "Dedicated reefer"

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    Current Employee - Dedicated Reefer in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Dedicated Reefer in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistency communication values good equipment

    Cons

    Not much. Job is a job and I love working with Swift


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