Driver (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – May 23, 2017
good company to work for they take care of you they are kind and caring individuals that work hard for their employees anytime I called with a question they was very helpful and always had an answer for me
Diesel Technician (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – May 23, 2017
I definitely enjoyed my time while I was employed at Swift Transportation. Great work environment. Management dedicates themselves to working with the employees and creating that enjoyable work environment. It was great getting to know some of the drivers that are employed there and learning some helpful tips and also teaching them what they can do to make every trip a safe one. The co-workers are friendly and knowledgeable and assist you with acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to perform routine tasks required for the company. All around great place to work. If I had the chance to go back I would. I would definitely recommend this establishment to anyone who asks.
Parts coordinator (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 23, 2017
Swift is an ok company to work for if you are a driver - they do not care anything about there regular employees- they dont do raises and the people that has been here a long time like to micro manage you . My location sucks - nasty dirty and no women bathroom at all.
Professional Driver (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 22, 2017
Horrible just horrible. I'm starving out here. Can't get home time, can't get a raise, can't get paid right. I have to call payroll almost weekly and go over my check. I don't receive detention pay almost ever! My driver leader is amazing & helps in any way he can. Thats the only plus!
Driver (Former Employee) – Rialto, CA – May 21, 2017
I did dedicated WalMart in FL and Target in CA. Walmart in FL was badly paid and had no set schedule. Target in CA was very well paid for a few years but changed to hourly with no OT, also not a set schedule.
Commercial Vehicle Driver (Current Employee) – West Valley City, UT – May 21, 2017
If you like driving and don't mind being gone all the time this is the job for you. As an over the road driver I saw a big chunk of the country. My driver manager was great and always tried to keep me running loads.
Do your job, and learn how to play "the game." Then you shall get your just reward.
CDL A Truck Driver (Current Employee) – Syracuse, NY – May 16, 2017
I've been with Swift for about 8 years. I was lucky to get a mentor who lived only 8 miles from me. I was home every weekend during my training, but I believe that I was the exception to the rule. If you're a family man/woman, it's tough being away from them at first. What I mean by that, is I hated being away from home/family, but I bided my time, and I looked for a local driving job while on 10 hour break. There isn't much out there until you get at least 6 months experience, but more like a year's worth. I did regional and got a dedicated run after about a year and a half. I did that run for about a year and a half, and then Swift lost the account. Back on regional for a short time, and I'm currently on my 4th year on a dedicated, local run. I'm home every night with my wife and kids, not missing any little league or high school sporting events. I'm making a pretty good salary now too. My advice is don't be a whine bag, do the things (runs) you don't really want to, and hopefully get lucky as I have with a great Driver Leader (Manager. I've had the same one for all but my first 2 months). The pay is low to start, but if you can prove yourself, and stick it out, you should be able to make some money. DO NOT GO "owner" operator. You won't own anything except a marriage to a truck you can't divorce. I love my current position, my dispatcher, and the Extended Coverage Team @ my terminal. This took some time, and I stuck it out. I might not have if I didn't have so many people relying on me. 1 more thing. I saw some people list independence as a "Pro" for driving for Swift. Itmore... used to be. They know what you, and your truck are doing at all times. Qualcomm's keep track of all the truck data, and the Drive Cam's (Camera analyzing your driving) keep track of any, and all driving mistakes you make.less
Home Time*, Salary, Time off
No longer freedom on the road, starting pay, Expensive Health Ins., Benefits are a liabilty.
Driver (Former Employee) – Lathrop, CA – May 16, 2017
Overall seift is not a bad company to drive for. My experiance was pretty awful. The planners always gave me loads that i couldnt deliver on their time scale, every now and again i got a decent load. Lots of sitting around. I was employed before swift and knight merged.
CDL Driver (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 13, 2017
As long as you stay a company driver you will and can succeed with Swift. I was a company driver for 1.5 yrs and made a decent pay check, when I became Owner Operator my pay checks doubled but you have to stay out on the road to continue to make that kinds of wage.
Always freight coming and going
Home times and Owner Operator Division is lacking what it takes to keep drivers
Professional Driver (Current Employee) – Michigan – May 12, 2017
When I was a company driver times were good. They don't pay the o/o enough to survive. The driver leaders don't get in the way and it is actually a "no force load" company. They don't even try to pressure you. Like all the other trucking companies they try to get you home on time but don't do the best job with finding the freight you need to get there.