Name Three Things You Love About Your Company

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PackRat's Comment
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Shameless self promotion.... i know. But i love the responses here

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One of your better ideas.

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millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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CRST Expedited

1. I have the awesome job of being a lead driver.

2. I got the best fleet manager ever.

3. They have the miles of you are willing to do everything it takes to be a top tier driver.

Fleet 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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Performance foods:

1.Communication is overall good between office staff and drivers, can call VP of operations or president of our location if you don't feel comfortable addressing with a manager. Side note: seen something that appears unethical on the surface, I reported it and received a phone call from VP of operations informing me he was filled in on it and forwarding it to President of our OPCO who in turn called me to discuss it.

2. How focused on safety they are. Receive a text every other week with a "safety focus" which ranges from driver fatigue to winter driving tips,and falling out of the trailer.

3. They gave me a chance. my company put me through CDL school and helped me find a career. I've bounced around warehouses and never viewed that as a career. I now have a CDL that as long as I continue to drive safe and keep it clean, I will have a wide variety of options to consider. That last statement is not intended to be confused with many new drivers entering this industry thinking they're a "free agent"

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Did anyone not post on here???

i love bumping this thread due to the various companies and posters represented. G Town and Old.School point out that the drivers attitude make a huge difference which is shown in our comments vs the negativity on the rest of the net.

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks for bumping this Rainy.

Although I try to be objective, the best thing I can share about Swift; working for them is absolutely nothing like what many of you may have read on the internet or heard from truck-stop trolls flapping their jaw (who likely have never set foot in a Swift truck).

I celebrate 6 years of service in late Feb. of next year. Although it was earned, they have taken very good care of me. For drivers willing to be professional, focused on safety and performance, my experience is not the exception, but the rule.

Brian's Comment
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6 years strong and counting. You and Old School continue to inspire G-town. I always thought Swift would be a great company. Plenty of opportunities. How many more years do you see yourself driving?

G-Town's Comment
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6 years strong and counting. You and Old School continue to inspire G-town. I always thought Swift would be a great company. Plenty of opportunities. How many more years do you see yourself driving?

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

I’ve never been asked that...

I’ll be 60 next March, God willing another 5-6 years is my desire. Continued good health, especially eyes and reflexes are obviously a very big factor. I will not continue if any health issue compromises my ability to perform optimally and safely.

andhe78's Comment
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I like that my company has a spot for all my equipment. Sitting here, getting loaded, and watching a guy spend fifteen minutes clearing his deck, then another thirty minutes hoisting everything to the top of the load and securing it. No tarps on my deck.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Although I try to be objective, the best thing I can share about Swift; working for them is absolutely nothing like what many of you may have read on the internet or heard from truck-stop trolls flapping their jaw (who likely have never set foot in a Swift truck).

I agree. Almost all.the negative reviews I see are obviously from people who couldnt handle trucking, and their issues are not company specific. Although Prime gets the blame, it is their own expectations and attitudes that cause the issues.

Jeremy's Comment
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I love that my company has always had me in good equipment (now brand new) I love that they trust my word for everything from needing repairs weather roads anything i come accross I love that besides dispatch im basically like an owner operator with someone elses equipment My pay checks are fat weekly im home every weekend and im given all the important and long runs that come up because im always on time with a good mood and a yessir no sir kind of attitude even when im not feeling so positive that day

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

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