Swift Regional Routes Living In Montana

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Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Van, reefer , flatbed doesn't matter. Just trying to get a picture of what opportunity I might be able to take advantage of.


A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I drive for Swift. In two years I've been OTR , regional and shuttle driver, all because I was offered the opportunity and took it.

If you have pretty much decided on Swift, I'd suggest getting to solo OTR first, since that's most probably what you'll get at the start. Then after a bit, ask your Driver Manager , or others in the office about regional jobs in Montana.


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


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.

Driver Manager:

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.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I know we deliver to the Shopco stores out there and all over the Midwest.


Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Sorry, that's Shopko.

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Thanks fellas!

Pianoman's Comment
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I know we have a Walmart DC in Corinne, UT, and deliver regularly to the Walmart stores in Montana. Some of our dedicated Walmart accounts insist you must live within a certain radius (such as within 100 miles) but I think the Corinne account is more lenient. I live near Denver and they were willing to take me on.

Bart's Comment
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Paul is correct. I drive the Walmart acct out of Corrine. We service the Butte, Bozeman,Helena, Great Falls and Havre stores in Montana. Havre be g our longest run at 1230 miles round trip. Great place to run out of. Good people on the fleet and in the office and a great shop.

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