Driver (Current Employee) – Montebello, CA – December 6, 2018
They want you to work from sun up to sun down when your only aloud to drive so many hours a. Day and when you tell them your out of hours they tell you no you still have 4-6 more hours when you really don't and then they put you on safety hold cuz your in violation and won't let you work until the safety hold is lifted.
Awesome company , advancement opportunites are abunant
Northeast field recrutier / Academy Director (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 7, 2018
The company will invest in employees that show and demonstrate they are vision and cultured to become family. You can advance within the company whilst showing you are determined to make positive differences in the entire realm of all departments. Say what you mean and mean what you say. .
Driver (Former Employee) – Manteno, IL – December 5, 2018
Swift is a good place to work for. they have a good financially sound platform. On a typical day as a OTR driver I would drive for 10 hours. The cultural is good and so is the people. The hardest part for me was being away from my family. The enjoyable part though I had the ability to see the country.
Truck Driver (OTR) (Current Employee) – West Valley City, UT – December 4, 2018
they have lost the drivers are family touch since knight took over we have been treated like garbage and lost half our miles and office staff They don't hire drivers to become office staff any more like they say so it's hard to relate to someone that's I charge of you when they have no consideration of what it feels like to be a driver
Dedicated Driver (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – December 1, 2018
My driver managers keep me busy earning cash. Started on a dedicated account after graduating the Swift Academy in Memphis. I work hard and get what I need for time off. Typically on the road away from home for 3-5 days out of the week. I enjoy the job, especially the independence.
The work is plentiful, independence, pay
E-logs (no different anywhere else), no paid time off for a year
Truck Driver - OTR and Local Dedicated (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 30, 2018
Definitely learned a lot since starting here. I moved up in positions quickly while under the right management. I would definitely tell beginners to come here but you would probably move to a different company once you settled on what you wanted to do long term
OTR Driver (Former Employee) – Sumner, WA – November 30, 2018
spent 4 to 5 weeks on the road, 95% of time was drop and hooked, loads were ready for pickup, dispatch understood the dot regulations, and was never asked to go over my hours, was easy to get hold of at all hours at night
Professional HAZMAT endorsed CDL Driver (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 30, 2018
Great company to work for and keeps you moving. I enjoyed my time with SWIFT but the pay was not sufficient for my family responsibilities had to move on to work that provided a better income to provide for them.
SWIFT is a great place for young drivers or drivers that can stay on the road and I never sat waiting for a load...was always dispatched, pre-dispatched and ready to go. I ,most of the time clicked 5000-miles or more in a 70 and cannot ever remember having to wait very long for a load while on OTR and never when running dedicated services.
If I get my girls through college and can live on a SWIFT driver income, I would definitely return to SWIFT.
Vehicle or Trailer Repair without kick-back when deficiencies were identified
Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee) – Monrovia, MD – November 28, 2018
Swift may be a good starting point if you are a student or very inexperienced driver. Get your training and experience and move on to another company that pays you better and values you. Management is indifferent to terrible and to them your just another body to move that truck. Once you have 6months to a year under your belt you can find a much better position some where else
Driver (Former Employee) – Lathrop, CA – November 28, 2018
they have many different positions depending on what kind of driver manager you get will tell how much you will like the job I enjoyed the driving part of the job just didnt like the schdualing for some deliveries
Commercial Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 26, 2018
good compamy. just not concerned for employee rights. you are never correct. they have their own employment objectives. overall swift is a fair company to work for. their safety sux because other employee's make you inferior to them. generally the older drivers know more than you do.
Too slow sending next load to Quadcom, wrong address to goto certain place the it's wrong. Not getting enough loads ,not making enough money, the driver leaders or management or Coordinators & Planners are not doing there job. They want send you your next Load on time so you want just be sitting there wasting time this is crazy all other Truckers keeping it moving in & out Not Swift Transportation Decatur Georgia your Not sending loads on time !!!!! UNPROFESSIONAL
Don't pay enough, Coordinators & Planners need to get there stuff Together
Tractor Trailer Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 22, 2018
Swift Transportation is not a bad company to start with as a beginner class-a cdl driver,as long as you have a good drive-leader&planners. If you get a bad drive-leader or planners.You may not get the miles you expect to make a descent paycheck.Favoritism is the biggest part.If your liked you'll do fine.Upper management is getting so entrusting in their electronics from their desk computers to truck computers & sensors they are forgetting that the drivers are Human,they make mistakes,they're not Robots.Driver Safety is Not a concern like they state.Example; Most of Swift's fteet are Frieghtliners,if a driver is in there sleeperburth and something happens in the front of the cab,like a fire.Where can the DRIVER escape.The sleeperburths only have small vents in the side walls. Unlike International-ProStars & Kenworths both having ether large windows or doors to exit from the sleeperburths.