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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice equipment. Good benefits. Great miles and pay.lots of dedicated choices.

    Cons

    Training company, so other companies will always talk to you and treat you like a rookie.


  2. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Fleet Manager
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Bad reputation, high turnover for drivers

  3. "Good starter"

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

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good miles
    Good experience
    Extra training

    Cons

    Micro management
    Not enough hometime


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bought out by Knight Transportation"

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    Former Employee - Lube Technician 4M in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lube Technician 4M in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunch break is the only time your not watching work order times made by someone behind a desk that has never work in a shop.

    Cons

    Promotion packets were made to stop raises and contain questions for an employee that has nothing to do with the area or department that they currently work in which stops further advancement financially for an individual who has not completely filled out and tested on his or her packets.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent supervisors


  5. "Good company to start out with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Thorough training. You get to drive new equipment.

    Cons

    Could of been paid more.


  6. "I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Nice equipment. Good benefits. Great miles and pay.lots of dedicated choices.

    Cons

    Training company, so other companies will always talk to you and treat you like a rookie.


  7. "Please Read this Someone that Cares About your company"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like my job and know it's been about 6 months

    Cons

    The 4 trucks being broke down less then 6 months and Not getting runs that I should or I have one and go to check it and someone takes it off

    Advice to Management

    When a driver tells you there is something wrong with a truck there is something wrong.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very good starter company"

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    Current Employee - Company Driver in Penn, PA
    Current Employee - Company Driver in Penn, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Swift will hire almost anybody. No forced dispatch.Pretty good pay for a rookie, I average 900-1000 per week. An excellent place to get started in trucking.

    Cons

    Layover pay sucks. Getting a decent load can be like pulling teeth at times. I got dumped on NE regional which sucks, not a truck friendly area. No weekly home time available. Vacation time sucks 5 days after a year.

    Advice to Management

    Layover pay needs to be higher. Give drivers the option to be home 2 days per week . Come up with freight that drivers actually want not NE. More paid vacation time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "They’ll abandon you like dirty underwear"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Jurupa Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No other options gor a job

    Cons

    Always on the road don’t care about your personal problems

    Advice to Management

    Walk into a desert without water, liars!


  10. "Otr driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never had much down time

    Cons

    Being away from home too long