Hopeful Swift Driver In Boston

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Sharkin's Comment
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Hey Everyone!

I'm looking to get started with Swift at their academy in Richmond. My question is (because the recruiter didn't have an answer), are there any drop yards in Massachusetts? Swift's nearest terminal to me is in either Syracuse or NJ. It just seems to be a drag driving home for 5 hours in order to get some hometime. I'm not trying to look too far down the road. A lot of work needs to be done to become a driver there. Just a rookie question from a guy that needs to know.

Thanks and stay safe.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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It's not important if Swift has a drop yard or not. When you want to go home they'll find you a load delivering / picking up nearby or passing through with enough time you can stop by the house. As far as the truck if you're unable to park it at home are there any truckstops or big chain stores nearby you could park it at while home?

Delco Dave's Comment
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I am also hoping to get hired by Swift and train in Richmond as well. Another moderator here, G Town works for them on the Walmart dedicated division out of Pottsville, PA. He has provided me with a lot of info on Swift and working that account. Since they hold a contract with Walmart, some of the bigger stores allow Swift trucks to be parked on the property in my area. Almost everyone in the northeast has a Walmart relatively close, you could check with your local store to see if they allow parking.

Big T's Comment
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I'm not aware of any drop yards in MA. Syracuse is the nearest terminal.

Another question to ask would be if Knight has any terminals up there. A question I do not have the answer too.

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.

Sharkin's Comment
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I've seen a Western Express parked in a lot not too far from me. There's also some pay lots nearby, but I'm not sure what the company requires.

It's not important if Swift has a drop yard or not. When you want to go home they'll find you a load delivering / picking up nearby or passing through with enough time you can stop by the house. As far as the truck if you're unable to park it at home are there any truckstops or big chain stores nearby you could park it at while home?

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