Swift can be a much better company. There is confusion among the planners, I have had loads that was accepted, only to be taking away with no reason why. Can't find empty trailers in time, miss assignments because of this reason.
COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVER (Former Employee) – Lathrop, CA – November 3, 2015
Over the road type work. You sleep in your truck and eat and shower at a truck stop, provided you have money to do so. At time you sit around the yard waiting for a pickup or delivery assignment. This waiting can take several of days. No pay while waiting.
If you are homeless you will have a place to sleep.
driver (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – November 2, 2015
This company is no different than any other OTR Co. All of them paint a pretty picture..and don't get you home when they are supposed to. They say you can see the country..BUT ALL YOUR DOING IS PASSING THRU!!! Not much to see in a wall mart parking lot. Or behind a shopping Plaza in the dock!!! When your an OTR DRIVER you shouldn't expect to get home when they say (from any Company)..The DM'S are just as stressed out as any driver the majority of the time..Some are decent some and don't care..But that's with any company. .the rules should be the same for every swift terminal. .I am stunned that most of them are not.. This is one of the biggest problems they have..besides money. .they have all these truck computers and watch your every move now..but I drive as I drive..they didn't like it..So I took my 20yrs accident free record and QUIT !!!
Class A Driver (Former Employee) – Johnstown, NY – November 2, 2015
applied for the class a driver position and they had me driveing an box truck that was only an class b requirement. they also had people with an normal lience driveing an class b vechicle. and you had to have your own cell phone and if that broke and they had no way of getting ahold of you they would fire you.
ok, except for so many electronic stuff like a noose.
OTR Tractor Trailer Driver (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 29, 2015
I liked swift ok, DM was a lunatic who thought he was gods gift to trucking but didn't drive. didn't like all the alarms and warnings etc always going off in the truck and tattlling on you. Got too many critical events etc, didn't like that. Doesn't seem to stop other drivers from doing dumb stuff, I NEVER was in any danger of rolling their truck but electronics blaring all the time, and I hit a pothole in new jersey,, had to be counseled on safety because of that mess. They also forced me into an automatic truck, I hated that heap. I have driven a stick about as long as I have been driving and to me trucking is about the transmission as much as the driving skill.
ok people and good training
forced me into automatic truck, too many electronics
Tractor Trailer/Driver (Former Employee) – Inver Grove Heights, MN – October 22, 2015
Totally reccommend this company to any person who are interested. .I have had a wonderful experience working at this company from my driver Manager to my fellow employees were all geared at making you feel welcome,
Road Driver (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 13, 2015
Where do i start? ill just keep it simple, its Swift way or no way. they will keep you out on the road for months at a time and continue to feed you the same line that their trying to get you closer to home. if you have a family and love them then this is not for you.
A good place to work but the management there needs to be changed. They have there favorite picks there. I was a diesel mechanic. I drove trucks around and serviced them and got them ready for new drivers.