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Swift Transportation Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Had a good driver manager which makes all the difference (in 20 reviews)

  • good people good pay, decent benefit (in 18 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. "Swift transportation time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get in to

    Cons

    Poor management
    No organization
    Treated like crap
    No respect

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay for entry level/starting out"

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    Current Employee - Driver Manager/Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Driver Manager/Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for getting experience
    Easy to get to know your team

    Cons

    Difficult to move up
    Constantly reminded that you're expendable
    Lack of organizational structure, no one adheres to the job descriptions and management expects you to do a little of everything, which makes accountability impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage
    Treat people better, don't just give lip service to "appreciation"
    Remember that while "nothing happens without a driver" Nothing happens without office staff either

  3. "Parts"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good schedule is good

    Cons

    No pay no raises hard to come by


  4. "slip seat drive cam"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Macclenny, FL
    Former Employee - Driver in Macclenny, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated wal-mart account, macclenny, fl. Good dispatchers.

    Cons

    Slip seat,drive cam watching drivers every move.

    Advice to Management

    First off,if you want to retain drivers on this account put them in a assigned sleeper truck, and no more slip seat, ran this account for a year and was continuously running out of hours in a day cab and could not make it back to macclenny,fl.dist.center in time,due to h.o.s. also turn off your camera facing the driver's every move,I have no problem with the camera facing out front.little bit of advice I have been driving for 28 years and yes I would have stayed with your company and several other drivers I have talked to also would have stayed working there if you would have made just these couple of changes.


  5. "Great office staff!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Office staff are very understanding will do whatever it takes to keep you in a truck and moving! Mentors are great and their CDL school in Virginia is amazing great instructors

    Cons

    Cons are in the eyes of the beholder, I seriously cannot give you any, I have had no problems with this company left on good terms

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Sucks"

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Better for minorities on treatment

    Cons

    Elders 60 year olds.. out 21 days long hours ignored if deathly ill upon calls from home and driver disabled... ignored for deadly storms and evacuation areas..

    Advice to Management

    The elders will start to sue. This is inhumane treatment. Give the elders the local jobs. Answer your emergency call ins.


  7. "Parts Room"

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

    I worked at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    There is plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Management as a whole is incompetent and constantly placing blame on everything and everyone, but themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so disingenuous, you are not fooling anyone. Stop making excuses for everything, admit when you're wrong, and learn from it.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swift Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good health insurance (several providers available). Great Vaction/PTO time. 401K

    Cons

    Limited promotions, nothing else bad to say.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit, great equipment, great place to work.

    Cons

    Most Trucking company is about the same when it come in getting you home.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promised, you can't live up to.


  10. "Going to miss this place."

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    Current Employee - Driver Leader in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Driver Leader in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People care about each other and the company. Drivers are treated like family. Office is a close knit group that trys to ensure that everyone gets what they need to be successful. FL,TM, and Ops manager ensure that at the end of the day everyone has what they need. Flexible schedule when you need that extra hour. Managers that care about their team and their drivers. Only thing that could get me to leave is a large pay increase.

    Cons

    Limited earning potential due to set pay scales in the office. Moving ahead requires a terminal transfer as the team in Sumner is set and very good at what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in your teams that are doing things to make Swift a better place. Some of these teams are trying some really innovative things to counter industry trends and make things happen.


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