Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 17, 2018
Had a great experience with this company. Co-workers were more like family. After the terminal I was working at was shut down, I was allowed to retain my employment with the company but had to commute 3 hrs to next closest terminal.
Nights/weekend dispatcher (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – October 16, 2018
Both as a driver and as driver support, you're a number. Management doesn't care about you in the long run. However they're the 900 lb gorilla in the corner. Can't ignore them, but you have to deal with their presence.
OTR Company Driver (Former Employee) – Inver Grove Heights, MN – October 15, 2018
Swift Transportation was a first job OTR Driver after 20 years lapse of driving. Requalified by completion of CDL testing, DOT physical and background examinations, and attending orientation at Swift Trans in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
very competetive place and hardworking environment
Truck Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Jonestown, PA – October 10, 2018
typical day looks like, come check the board make sure all the trucks are not targeting late and there are going to make their load on time. answer phone calls assist drivers if they need some fuel, money loaded on their comdata card, assist them if they are having any complications with a customer of any kind. etc.
learn how to assist drivers when they are In need and even in the most crucial time of their career.
manage my time with my task as well as the time I spend with each and every driver over the phone or in person.
hardest part of the job would be for example when there is a misunderstanding between the CSR of Swift and the customer and the driver wasn't aware of the misunderstanding and gets frustrated of the changes and then calls us and at this point they are already upset and don't want to here our explanation as to what happen. and takes all their rage and anger out on us but that is where our professionalism comes in and we just listen and wait till they are done and try to explain to them what happen to the best of our knowledge.
most enjoyable moment of my job is when drivers are happy and the job is done and everyone is happy.
Driver (Former Employee) – Moberly, MO – October 9, 2018
They initially tell you that you are allowed home on certain days. Then when you get to those days they say that you cant because you need to do this job or another when already at the limit of your hours.
OTR Driver (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – October 6, 2018
Since this is a very large carrier, it works best if you communicate regularly and often with your immediate supervisor. I’ve had 10 different Driver Leaders, 7 were great; fleet managers listen and try to get the best matches. As a big company, Knight-Swift also has a number of opportunities available both driving and non-driving, so it truly can become your career. I opted to continue driving for 14-years due to better pay as a Driver than an Office worker. They are not a “Mom & Pop” corporation, so you have to take initiative and be responsible for yourself and your needs; and again, communicate.
Big carrier with steady freight (if you want to work rather than talk about work)
Big company so you have to take initiative and communicate your needs.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – October 5, 2018
Truck load carrier. Tending to customers needs, by telephone, email, website and computer terminal. Learned more computer skills. My supervisor was good to work for. Very professional. All the supervisors, and other workmates. Worked well together. Always professional and pleasant to customers needs. Rescheduling pickup and delivery appointment, when loads were missed multiple times. Working from home.
Salary, health care and working from home.
Forced to take loads. Knowing you were going to miss. Then reschedule.
Driver Leader II (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – October 3, 2018
Swift is a fast paced environment with plenty of learning opportunities. the hourly and salary compensation is great! The management team is willing to work with the team to help make things run smoothly.