Swift Passenger Policy

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G-Town's Comment
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Swift's policy has an age restriction with some conditions.

Any driver must get permission from their DM and complete the Passenger Coverage Request and Authorization form for each Once returned approved it must be carried with the passenger. A weekly deduction of $6.92 will occur until the coverage is terminated or expires.

For any child between the ages of 12-18 a photo I'd or birth certificate must be presented with the authorization form. The child must either be the son or daughter of the driver or legally adopted.

I could not find any stipulation forbidding a non-employee, CDL holder from riding as a passenger in either the authorization form or driver handbook.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Cool.

A few companies I've seen in the past, had that restriction (no CDL holders as passengers) to eliminate the potential of letting your "passenger" take the wheel.

Tempting as it might be, but stupid as it actually ends up being.

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Rick wrote:

Cool.

A few companies I've seen in the past, had that restriction (no CDL holders as passengers) to eliminate the potential of letting your "passenger" take the wheel.

Tempting as it might be, but stupid as it actually ends up being.

Rick

Rick, Yes, after I read your reply from last night I double-checked the policy in the handbook and couldn't find a restriction on non-employee, CDL passengers. There is however language strictly prohibiting the passenger from touching any controls and operating the truck. No surprise there.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Wind's Comment
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I was wondering if it was possible that my girlfriend from Canada come on my truck at swift as a passenger. She has a passport etc. Anyone know if that would be okay?

Big T's Comment
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As long as your DM approves it she should be fine.

I was wondering if it was possible that my girlfriend from Canada come on my truck at swift as a passenger. She has a passport etc. Anyone know if that would be okay?

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
G-Town's Comment
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As long as your DM approves it she should be fine.

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I was wondering if it was possible that my girlfriend from Canada come on my truck at swift as a passenger. She has a passport etc. Anyone know if that would be okay?

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You must also request a rider policy from Swift so that she is insured.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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