Swift Speeding The Trucks Up!!

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Big T's Comment
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My point is pretty clear there G Town. I understand why they did this. I would be interested to see the data a year or two in to see what the change in turnover was.

As the announcement reads "you asked we listened". I just wish more drivers realized how insignificant the three miles per hour is.

Im also not trying to say Swift owes us any of this. I am just saying an inverter and fridge/microwave would do more to help drivers out. Especially new drivers.

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I wish they would have spent the $8 to 11 million a year this is going to cost them on inverters and microwaves or better seats for the trucks.

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Dig a little deeper in regards to your point...

What do you think it costs them when they don't have enough qualified drivers to move freight? They know what their ROI is going to be with the additional drivers they can attract and hire. It raises their "stick" rate and lowers the churn. It's a percentages play.

G-Town's Comment
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My point is pretty clear there G Town. I understand why they did this. I would be interested to see the data a year or two in to see what the change in turnover was.

As the announcement reads "you asked we listened". I just wish more drivers realized how insignificant the three miles per hour is.

Im also not trying to say Swift owes us any of this. I am just saying an inverter and fridge/microwave would do more to help drivers out. Especially new drivers.

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I wish they would have spent the $8 to 11 million a year this is going to cost them on inverters and microwaves or better seats for the trucks.

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Dig a little deeper in regards to your point...

What do you think it costs them when they don't have enough qualified drivers to move freight? They know what their ROI is going to be with the additional drivers they can attract and hire. It raises their "stick" rate and lowers the churn. It's a percentages play.

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Never said your point wasn't clear there Big T. I just suggested to consider the bigger picture.

Big T's Comment
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Sorry G Town I didn't mean for that to come across as snarky as it reads. I understand the bigger picture. It is all a numbers game, but the fact that it has an impact on retention is kind of sad.

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My point is pretty clear there G Town. I understand why they did this. I would be interested to see the data a year or two in to see what the change in turnover was.

As the announcement reads "you asked we listened". I just wish more drivers realized how insignificant the three miles per hour is.

Im also not trying to say Swift owes us any of this. I am just saying an inverter and fridge/microwave would do more to help drivers out. Especially new drivers.

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I wish they would have spent the $8 to 11 million a year this is going to cost them on inverters and microwaves or better seats for the trucks.

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Dig a little deeper in regards to your point...

What do you think it costs them when they don't have enough qualified drivers to move freight? They know what their ROI is going to be with the additional drivers they can attract and hire. It raises their "stick" rate and lowers the churn. It's a percentages play.

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Never said your point wasn't clear there Big T. I just suggested to consider the bigger picture.

C T.'s Comment
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OK so I just read all the replies here. I understand how Chris could be excited to get that mph bump. It's not a huge difference but occasionally comes in handy when you need to pass someone. That's about the only reason I could think of. Simple math says yes you could POTENTIALLY make a little more, but it's not likely. All it takes is a fuel stop, weigh station, construction, weather change, traffic jam, accident etc and that 62mph truck you drag raced earlier is right behind you. Maybe swift could lure in some recruits with the speed boost, but it wouldn't make a difference to me.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Big T wrote:

Sorry G Town I didn't mean for that to come across as snarky as it reads. I understand the bigger picture. It is all a numbers game, but the fact that it has an impact on retention is kind of sad.

All good. Totally agree with your last sentence,...it is sad. In all honesty I thinks that's one of the reasons behind the decision, but who among us really knows for sure.

Let's use extra caution...please.

MC1371's Comment
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Do not let G-town and Brett per in your Cheerios!

Crank up the Thunderstruck, jump into the hammer lane!

*Well until that psycho O/O pulling a stink wagon comes flying up at warp 11, then we'll get to join the convoy of about 50% of the other fleets. :)

Overall, no big difference. But any extra pedal is appreciated when you need it.

Big Scott's Comment
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Dang it. Now I won't be able to pass Swifties any more. Just remember, we're at 65 mph also. So, the weight will make the difference on the hills. lol. Stay safe everyone.

G-Town's Comment
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MC issues his alt-left directive:

Do not let G-town and Brett per in your Cheerios!

Yeah geez, don't let us "per" in anyone's Cherrios. Besides I'd prefer to rain on your hammer lane parade...

Just keep it real...and accept the additional responsibility managing space and over-speed potential. It's no joke...

Tom W.'s Comment
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My company went from 62 to 66 back in september. Almost every week I drive i-30 dallas to little rock and back.

Probably have not gotten much in the way of extra deliveries overall yet but just last Tuesday I was able to make it back to the Dallas terminal with four minutes left on my clock. If it was not for the speed boost I would have had to spend the night at a truckstop as opposed to being able to go home for the night.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Not to worry Chris, I'm with you 100%. I think a few of these guys might wanna consider switching to Decaf. LOL!

JJ

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