Swift Hiring Radius And Hometime?

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Josh G.'s Comment
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How close do I have to live to a Swift terminal to get hired? For example, I live in northern Montana and my closest terminal is Lewiston, ID which is 355 miles away from me. Can I still be hired? And when I take hometime, do I have to park the truck at that terminal and drive the extra 5 1/2 hrs to get home in personal vehicle?

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Generally you do not have to live close to a terminal as long as they have freight on your area. you get to take the truck home with you so you will be able to park it as close to home as possible or even at your house if you have room.

There are a few Swift drivers around who can better answer your questions.

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.

Chris M's Comment
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For dry van and reefer swift doesn't have any hiring area limitations. Literally as long as you're within the continental US borders they will hire you lol. Distance from a terminal has no affect. And you will be able to take the truck home with you.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Tractor Man's Comment
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For dry van and reefer swift doesn't have any hiring area limitations. Literally as long as you're within the continental US borders they will hire you lol. Distance from a terminal has no affect. And you will be able to take the truck home with you.

That is almost exactly correct. There are a couple of exceptions in their recent literature.

"We are currently accepting Trainees from all states except Florida, Maine and New Hampshire; those that reside in North or South Dakota, we will only accept applicants living East of I-29."

You are in Montana, so you should be fine. Good luck

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Yes, as long as you live basically between freight shippers and receivers (like between Green Bay WI and Boise ID) you'll have little problem getting home.

As for where you park your truck, no problem there either. Look around your town for where several semis are parked. Talk to the owner, you'll probably get "free parking" for the 2-4 days you get home.

You will sometimes need to go to a Swift terminal , but you can often head to any terminal to take care of business.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Josh G.'s Comment
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Thank you all very much, that is good to know!

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