Swift Transportation

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Mr W.'s Comment
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Any input on this company would be helpful

Banks's Comment
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What is it that you want to know specifically?

40 Days's Comment
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They are big and have a lot of resources to help prospective drivers. Don’t read reviews any company that large has bad things said about them mine included. Example driving Wyoming in the middle of the night on treacherous roads in first winter storm of season. I warned drivers behind me on radio of a career ending spot to back er down to 10 or less. They all thanked me big time for the warning. Next thing I hear after they catch me behind the plow is Prime is gonna mess it up for the rest of us. Hey you’re welcome for the warning none of these so great no name companies gave you. Sorry driver was all I heard. Big companies have resources and their drivers stick together not like lone wolf renegades. Ask G-Town he rocks it. We all start somewhere.

Will P.'s Comment
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I've only been with Swift for 7-8months but seems from my view from the windshield a great company to start with...and stay... got a great DM and still chat with my mentor from time to time. Loads steady and rolling unless I go home. Still havent figured out the miles-pay scale but my cpm is about to change on the upside anyways so I'll wait some more to really figure it out. Averaging over 2k miles a week. Short and long distance. Yeah you hear about the windshield cam and all the safety sensors, speed control and such but all these are in place to make you a more conscious and safe driver...

Over all, I'm sure as most companies, it is what you make it

Dm:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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I’ve been with Swift for 7 years now. Achieved Diamond Driver level back in January. I have no regrets or reservations about my decision to commit to Swift.

Good luck!

Just Mitch's Comment
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I’m currently in my second year with swift. And I’d say jump right in

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