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- "The Pay is low and the home time is far and inbetween" (in 114 reviews)
- "poor management especially sales department" (in 40 reviews)
- "long hours always available hard to meet quota" (in 29 reviews)
- "Drivers manager and dispatch was awful" (in 24 reviews)
- "Poor communication and unorganized." (in 17 reviews)
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- 4.0Apr 8, 2023Truck DriverCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearColumbus, OH
Good pay and home for the whole weekend not just 34 hour reset on the 626 account
Waiting for answer when calling sometimesSwift Transportation Response8mo
Thank you for the feedback! We are glad that you are happy with your schedule :)
- 3.0Apr 15, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Isn't afraid to train. Hourly pay can be good and provide overtime opportunities.
When it comes time to look at moving up the pay is mediocre averaging around $40k with almost no holidays off.1
- 4.0Jun 11, 2015DriverFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLinden, MI
Good miles north decent pay could be better didn't care for the sliding pay scale
Don't lease a truck I leased a truck in the 20 days I had it the truck was in the shop 16 times not exaggerating1
- 4.0May 9, 2023Truck DriverFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLordstown, OH
Decent pay Nice new trucks Consistent work
Poor management and communication No work/life balance No PTO or sick daysSwift Transportation Response7mo
Hi, we appreciate your feedback. As a company, we do not have a home time policy in place. If you need home time, all you need to do is request it from your leadership when you need it. Our drivers also get an extra week paid out on their anniversary after one year as Vacation Pay.
- 4.0Jan 23, 2015Company DriverFormer EmployeePortland, OR
Swift is one of the big 3 trucking firms, along with JB Hunt and Schneider, all of whom have branched out into intermodal transportation. The upside is that there are plenty of loads. It is also possible to achieve small raises and safety bonuses and pay moderate amounts for group health.
The downside for company drivers is that these three are non-union employers whose pay rates are only average and whose turnover is relatively high as a consequence. Swift hires a lot of younger drivers and so has only an average safety record. Some older drivers leave because they are just not earning the kind of money they used to earn. The bottom line is that it is tough saving up enough to buy your own truck. It could take ten years. They do have a lease program that gives you a buy-out option.5
- 3.0Nov 29, 2013OnroadCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPhoenix, AZ
The people I worked with were amazing. Pay is decent but no great for the amount of work you do
For the amount of work you do the pay isnt anything, the environment is sometimes hostile3
- 3.0Jun 8, 2022Ford College GraduateFormer Employee
The starting pay is low across the trucking industry it has failed to keep up with inflation since the 1980's. New drivers will likely make 47,000 each year being solo over the road. While team on special accounts can make 70-90,000 each year. They were usually polite. They are in desperate need of drivers and will compensate you if you can handle team runs. They are a good starter company. Special accounts are the way to increase pay drastically depending be careful!
They do good miles which was outlawed and call it zip code to zip code. Which is just coming up with a name to pull the same scam. It takes away miles off the majority of your runs. This harms pay due to being paid by the mile. They also at times will short you if you do not stay on top of your miles yourself. They will tell you that you will go out 3 weeks and find ways to keep you out 5 weeks. They have broken equipment at times and care more about freight being delivered on time than always drivers safety and the law. Expect a maximum of 3-4 days off then leaving for over a month at a time. They will keep you on the opposite coast of your home when it comes near your time to go home. Pay was close to 80k before inflation at starting pay in the 1980's and now is nearly 50k. The ATA has told them this is why they are short drivers. Poor pay and bad working conditions and they claim to not understand why. Typical large corporation trying to get rich through exploitation of the workers. They know what they are doing. They also know many of their drivers are not very educated and get away with it.
- 4.0Apr 28, 2022Class A Truck DriverCurrent Employee
Respectable pay for your drive time (although much better if you are on team). Good benefits which are pretty standard for most big companies. A fair amount of opportunity for home time.
Running dedicated is much more reliable and a safer option for trucking in my experience and with what I have seen. Unfortunately based on your home location and if you are tied to it, you may be very limited on the types of dedicated routes you can take. So in order to make more money do expect to be gone for more extended periods of time (not so much a con and more so just fair words of caution). Not everyone will experience this though I do want to point out as well. Circumstances are always different based on the individual.