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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Swift Transportation CEO Jerry C. Moyes
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Pros
  • "Had a good driver manager which makes all the difference" (in 23 reviews)

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

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

  • "Away from home alot but that comes with the job, night dispatch, disorganized" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment and fast paced

    Cons

    Obvious hurdles of truckload transportation can be tough on those new to business


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Its not hard to impress your dispatchers of you work professionally. Than they will expedite everything for you."

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    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of dedicated accounts, offering round trip mileage pay, after 6 months otr experience. Don't complain about stupid stuff, they will notice if your an actual professional or lazy, winey driver. Which accounts for 70% of the drivers. So it's not hard to get noticed for doing things right.

    Cons

    Crazy sleep schedule sometimes. My mentor was dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    Pay drivers by the hour, it'll result in drivers taking their time and doing things safer. You need that to improve your CSA score. Which we both know is your greatest challenge. You wonder why your insurance rates are so high and your profit margin is so low. Also your mentors need to be better supervised to ensure they are teaching drivers to be safe.

  3. "Not as bad as its reputation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, competitive salary. Apps work well and are helpful.

    Cons

    Lots of things to keep track of on the Qualcomm


  4. "Good Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent miles, Good management, Good pay for an entry level driving job

    Cons

    They assign you trips that are already late without informing you.


  5. "Good starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Steady work, with good pay

    Cons

    Dispatch is needed and home time sucks


  6. "Project Manager for IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Very Challenging Job or rather Career. I worked there for 13 years and never a dull moment and for most of the time, I felt needed and appreciated my last year there was 2009.

    Cons

    I left employment there as the result of a Smear by my boss. We had merged with another company called MS Carriers and I had worked for them before Swift. I had a run in with an old employee that was now my boss but when I worked for MS I was not her boss but at that level. I was set up to fail. Unfortunately I didn't press the issue as I was burned out by that time. I still regret to this day not fighting for my job more .

    Advice to Management

    Beware of managers that lose several employees in short succession. I didn't bring any action but I could have and should have.


  7. "building maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Building Manager in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Greer, SC

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    consistent full benefits, full time

    Cons

    laid off, none other i can think of

  8. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work Local with 6mo. Experience

    Cons

    Don’t pay much. Terminal over crowded

    Advice to Management

    Pay your drivers


  9. "Refer side is good"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay if running refer loads

    Cons

    Safety person in salt lake will put pts on your record for log audit incorrectly.


  10. "Very oppressive work conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Got paid well that's it

    Cons

    Worked extremely long hours, forced overtime as salary and weekend time. Caused health issues

    Advice to Management

    Some people should not be leaders in that company, one in particular loved to spread drama and took nearly a week to respond to her emails


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