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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Had a good driver manager which makes all the difference (in 19 reviews)

  • Good PTO policy, good pay for the job (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Strict home time policies that suck (in 29 reviews)

  • Being away from home for this job just wasn't for me and my family (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Trailer mech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trailer Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Trailer Mechanic in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to learn and to move on

    Cons

    Not great pay but good people to with

    Advice to Management

    Learn alot


  2. "OTR Truck Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to start with. Decent pay, good benefits, nice overall job once you finish the mentor program!

    Cons

    Do NOT sign up to be an owner operator. I have only heard bad things about it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Driver Cam Warning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Macclenny, FL
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Macclenny, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Front Camera could be helpful in the event of a collision at no fault of the driver.

    Cons

    The Driver Cam films the Driver in the cab while driving when prompted/signaled. This Enables staff to make fun of the Driver when watching film and a hazard occurs, forcing the driver to brake hard or swerve to avoid a collision.

    Advice to Management

    A poorly maintained truck, having faulty brakes, tires and traction control systems causes the driver camera to go off. Stop blaming the Driver for your own negligence.

    The Driver cam has turned into a tool used to make fun of drivers when we experience road hazards in your faulty and poorly maintained trucks, then, the film is used to fire good drivers.

    Picture a flight attendant scolding and reprimanding a Commercial Airline Pilot in the baggage claim area after a turbulent flight at no fault of the Pilot.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Starter Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Enough loads to keep you busy
    Great Starter Company for a Beginner

    Cons

    Driver Managers can be frustrating at times


  6. Helpful (6)

    "OTR Trucking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - OTR Driver Trainee in Rochelle, IL
    Former Employee - OTR Driver Trainee in Rochelle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Swift Transportation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Swift had a great training program to obtain CDL. The instructors and the other students were just great and I felt right at home.

    Cons

    The driver mentors weren't great. My mentor -- not great. He was a screamer that kept me on edge all the time. Not great as a partner either. He left me at a truck stop all night while he met with someone of the female persuasion.

    Advice to Management

    Ask new drivers that are with mentors to anonymously rate them, in knowledge, in temperament, a good role model, a good company man.


  7. "Is it worth it I geuss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is OK I geuss

    Cons

    Strict home time policies that suck

    Advice to Management

    Give moreally home time freedom and vacation freedom


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to get started as a truck driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made a good check training students equipment is brand new

    Cons

    Trailer Solutions can be a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Put APu on the trucks


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So Far So Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and approachable staff. I was able to have all my questions answered and was not given any false expectations by my recruiter or the orientation facilitator.

    Cons

    The only downsides are probably inherent in any starter trucking company. It's a start out pay scale, but food for getting valuable experience toward furthering your career.


  10. "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Hilmar, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Hilmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Anybody can get a temp job there

    Cons

    You won't make a ny money

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating emp like trash


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Owner Operators"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an easy process to be approved to become an owner op with swift and the ability to move up once you are there.

    Cons

    The actual milage for owner op does not go up from being a company driver. There is no definition of whether you are an employee or an independent contractor, it depends on the situation you are in that day.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to explain in better detail the prices it cost to become an owner operator.



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