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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated November 10, 2018
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
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Pros
  • "I also had a great driver manager" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Pretty good pay to be learning on the job" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Strict home time policies that suck" (in 32 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 14 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Swift"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    There's a lack of equipment

    Advice to Management

    Buy more equipment


  2. "Truck Driver /South West Port Driver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A lot of home time (off like every weekend and holiday), Port work is easy,

    Cons

    there will be slow season, Learning curve

  3. "Driver Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Driver Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security unless you do something really out of line to be fired.
    Co-workers were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Too many demands have been put on the Driver Leader in 2018 including giving out personal Cell Phones or to buy another one to be reached after hours and only be compensated $32 per month.
    Lower Monthly premiums for Health care, way too high in my opinion
    100's of layoffs after Knight took over.

    Advice to Management

    Since Knight took over in Sept 2017, the focus has been on Drivers retention, I get that but Non-driver support needs to feel just as important as well. May want to look at offering better Healthcare to everyone. Better benefits means more than a raise or bonus in my opinion.
    Transparency went away after Sept 2017.


  4. "Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Swift Transportation was a great job

    Cons

    Very stressful during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better


  5. "Tractor Trailer Driver -American Canyon, California I - 5 corridor - Coca Cola acct."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am very pleased w/ my job @ Swift. I am home 95% of the time on weekends. My Driver Manager works well w/ me and any issues that may arise during my shift or while I'm on my rest period.

    Cons

    No Cons. My job is all that I expected it to be. This is not a perfect world.

    Advice to Management

    So far, all good


  6. Helpful (2)

    "account leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    used to be ok not now

    Cons

    terrible since knight took over


  7. "OTR and Local Driver"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Manteno, IL
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Manteno, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they pay for school and will hire anyone

    Cons

    school is not cheap to pay back
    terrible communication (can waste hours on the phone alone)
    if you're an ex employee then good luck trying to get any info or help you need out of management
    the pay is bare minimum and your hours can change whenever they please

    Advice to Management

    be a better company and you must have the best of the best lawyers to still be a business

  8. "customer service intermodal"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good hours, good people in department

    Cons

    terrible management and political b.s.


  9. "Company driver"

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    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New equipment. Great support team 24 hrs a day. Good freight. Lots of customers and accounts. Many opportunities.

    Cons

    Will take your truck if home more than 3 days no matter how long you stay out. Needs to improve pay negotiations on some accounts and pay drivers better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with home time requests ( consider days out). Pay bonuses on dedicated acts also...we are all doing the same job.


  10. "70's payscale"

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    Former Employee - CDL Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - CDL Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great trucks and maintenance policy

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Get real


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