Question Regarding Swift

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Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Does Swift have any sort of presence in the Las Vegas area or Wyoming? I know there's no terminals. But wondering if there's something like what they have with Wal-Mart in Corinne. Or a drop yard.

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.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Just to add to the original post. I noticed Knight has a terminal in Vegas. If need be (due to relocating to another state with no Swift presence), is it easy to swap over to Knight? Or is it like moving to another company?

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Sparks NV., Walmart Grocery DC.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Sparks NV., Walmart Grocery DC.

Thanks. But too far from Vegas. Been looking at property in Henderson, NV.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Does Swift have any sort of presence in the Las Vegas area or Wyoming? I know there's no terminals. But wondering if there's something like what they have with Wal-Mart in Corinne. Or a drop yard.

Where you live has little to do with your "home" terminal. There's plenty of Swift freight going through Vegas and Wyoming that you can get home nearly whenever you want.

I live near Memphis TN. Big Swift terminal. But as OTR , I rarely used the facilities there except to park the truck. And you can do that at almost any truck stop in the USA,

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.

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.

Big T's Comment
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They use a drop yard in Vegas for certain customers, but like Errol said it doesn't matter. I know they hire out of Vegas because I have had students from there.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Ok. So I don't need a Swift facility near where I live? How do I get home? I know you can bobtail. What is the limit on how far I can drive? Where do I drop the empty?

This could be a game changer for where my wife and I decide to buy a house.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Banks's Comment
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Ok. So I don't need a Swift facility near where I live? How do I get home? I know you can bobtail. What is the limit on how far I can drive? Where do I drop the empty?

This could be a game changer for where my wife and I decide to buy a house.

You have lots of options. You can leave the truck at a truck stop for a couple of days. There may be a fee involved. Whether or not you can leave the trailer and bobtail depends on company policy. The people I've spoken to leave the combination and get picked up or Uber.

There's also rest stops and local businesses that may be ok with you using their property. If you had to park at a terminal Swift would only be hiring from about 15 cities Nationwide. It doesn't matter.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Ok. So I don't need a Swift facility near where I live? How do I get home? I know you can bobtail. What is the limit on how far I can drive? Where do I drop the empty?

This could be a game changer for where my wife and I decide to buy a house.

With Swift you don't "drop an empty". In rare circumstances you will travel bob tail, but don't rely on that.

Most large truck stops won't know or even care if you park for a few days. Though it never hurts to ask, especially if you'll be parking for more than two days.

So, as Banks suggests, look for a local business (even ask the management of your nearby Wallmart)

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

PackRat's Comment
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There's a big Petro truck stop in Vegas, right across from the race track.

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