On-Site Manager / Weyerhaeuser (Current Employee), Henderson, CO – April 16, 2015
I have worked for Swift Transportion since 1999 and Ive enjoyed working here throughout these years. A typical day at Swift transportaion is helping internal and external customers with their needs. Ive learned alot from the management through out these years, the positive notes ive tried to make them better and the negative notes i avoid doing to my emplolyees. The hardest part of the this job is reducing turnover.
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Lancaster, TX – April 14, 2015
Driving over the road was a lot of fun.Got to see and meet different people and learn other cultures of the business. Owners were very caring and thoughtful of there drivers. Ensured their was a work life balance. Safety first was very important. Overall excellent company
Orientation Assistant (Former Employee), Memphis, TN – April 10, 2015
Cons: Having to meet quotas
Meet and interview prospective drivers Assist in completing job applications Work closely with a Recruiter to hire over the road truck drivers The hardest part of the job was not being able to qualify applicants to be hired. The most enjoyable part ot the job was to give a person a new start in life.
Diesel Technician (Current Employee), Johnstown, NY – April 8, 2015
I loved my job before Swift took over. They turned our shop into a micromanagement nightmare and destroyed any enjoyment anyone could have. My work load barely changed when Swift took control. It was the demeanor of the higher management, the attitudes of never good enough, the issues with pay among other things.
OTR Driver (Former Employee), Lancaster, TX – April 5, 2015
Pros: Good trucks
Cons: low miles and lower pay
I worked in the Regional routs promised that I would be home every two weeks, this did not happen. Promised that I would make 50 to 70 a year I was only bringing home $500 a week so less than $30,000 a year. The trucks are good.
good atmosphere to work in if you had a problem some one would be there to help transported products form shipper to receiver over the road good equipment very good communication between drivers and dispatch as well as good interdictory training on quall coms
Company driver (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 26, 2015
Pros: instructors are very ernest in teaching you how to drive a truck.
Cons: short home time
Swift taught me well but you get tired of always being away from home. You are away from your family and friends for very long periods of time. You can make good money ,but you never home long enough to enjoy it.
Trucking is not a great job...it's a decent job that many grow to love. It's not easy in the beginning and like most places no one takes you seriously (read competent) until you've been around at least a year or more with no accidents or service failures.
In every business you will have people difficult to work with, the good news with Swift is that you can change dispatchers, terminals, and other issues pretty much whenever you feel the need. Keep in mind however, that this is not a job where you get paid to just show up. It's hard work in the sense that it is a different lifestyle for most people.
Safety Lane Tech (Former Employee), Lancaster, TX – March 24, 2015
>Depending on the time of the year it was a good day depending on the weather that i had to work in. >Any shortcuts to repairing wires & lights. >Management was tolerable. >They were good to work with. >Trying to find enough time to do the jobs allotted in the day. >Being appreciated for my work.
Commercial Driver (Former Employee), Lathrop, CA – March 12, 2015
Pros: friendly management and co-workers
Great company, good working conditions, clean working environment, great staff and great co-workers.Unhooking one load to a new load planning trip driving load to destination,logs there were no hard parts to this job and the most enjoyable part was the driving.