Swift Pay

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Bob C.'s Comment
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I've read from some of you nice folks that recruiters can be deceiving and will say anything to get people in the door. I'm hoping someone can confirm what a Swift recruiter told me. He said starting pay is .36 CPM and you'll never go below that. When I asked him about this chart I saw, he said it's old and untrue. So, which is it?

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bob, recruiters can talk a rosy picture, but they need lots of facts. What did your recruiter say about the current pay, since this chart is "dated"?

http://truckdriversalary.net/swift-transportation-pay-scale/

I drive for Swift, and my CPM and raises match the one at the link. The "East"/"West" thing is the Mississippi River. I'm not sure if the rate is based on Origin (my guess) or destination.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Beth S.'s Comment
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Ask him for a current chart if that one is inaccurate. confused.gif

Michael C.'s Comment
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I've read from some of you nice folks that recruiters can be deceiving and will say anything to get people in the door. I'm hoping someone can confirm what a Swift recruiter told me. He said starting pay is .36 CPM and you'll never go below that. When I asked him about this chart I saw, he said it's old and untrue. So, which is it?

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Well if i have learned anything from this site it is that transportation companies change almost every 6 months. That may have been their pay scale only a few months ago and they decided to up it to get more drivers in the door.

From all my research your going to make 28k to 35k the first year with most any company you start with that hires new drivers. Keep in mind that could be less or more depending on how much home time you take.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Brian H.'s Comment
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How much do swift drivers get paid after around 1 year? I know they start you at 36 or 37cpm as a rookie and they say 2500-3000 miles a week is average. Conway pays 33cpm, but you'll be at 40cpm within a year, but they say their average is only 2300-2500 miles per week. Swift charges for their school and then starts to pay you back after 2 years. Which company will give more miles? Which pays the best overall? Which school is better?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Brian H.'s Comment
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Opinions on CR England as a starter company to drive for??? Starting cpm? I know their recruiters seem desperate and don't give you straight answers, but they only require 9 months for the schooling to be free, but the schooling seems rushed.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

BQ 's Comment
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I'm not sure about exact numbers at other companies but as a Prime student I was paid a minimum of 700/w/o gross during training (after passing license tests) and started at 46cpm as soon as I upgraded to my own truck (lightweight truck, less room for personal space), 41cpm otherwise. (Reefer) Throughout my research before joining Prime, I found them to be the highest paying for new OTR drivers. The miles are also pretty good, I average between 2500-3300/wk.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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How much do swift drivers get paid after around 1 year? I know they start you at 36 or 37cpm as a rookie and they say 2500-3000 miles a week is average. Conway pays 33cpm, but you'll be at 40cpm within a year, but they say their average is only 2300-2500 miles per week. Swift charges for their school and then starts to pay you back after 2 years. Which company will give more miles? Which pays the best overall? Which school is better?

After your first year Swift will raise your CPM 1 cent per year for five years.

Swift Academy, their school is top notch, for me was a very good experience. Just an FYI, they start reimbursing at the 13th month for their school tuition. After two years the school is free.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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