Swift To Increase Pay Again.

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Eckoh's Comment
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Just had a fleet message sent last night swift is doing another company wide pay bump. The details will be released on Monday, i wil update the post when i get the details.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Just had a fleet message sent last night swift is doing another company wide pay bump. The details will be released on Monday, i wil update the post when i get the details.

Knight is about to do the same. A good friend and long time driver just told me about it a few days ago.

DaveDiesel's Comment
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Just had a fleet message sent last night swift is doing another company wide pay bump. The details will be released on Monday, i wil update the post when i get the details.

Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training? Have you been pleased with you choice so far? Does the company allow you to switch divisions fairly easily....I'm thinking about pulling reefer for my first year, then moving to flatbed. I really want to go flatbed right away, but I think it might be better to get a solid year of driving in before having to learn the flatbed trade.

Over The Road:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Eckoh's Comment
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Just had a fleet message sent last night swift is doing another company wide pay bump. The details will be released on Monday, i wil update the post when i get the details.

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Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training? Have you been pleased with you choice so far? Does the company allow you to switch divisions fairly easily....I'm thinking about pulling reefer for my first year, then moving to flatbed. I really want to go flatbed right away, but I think it might be better to get a solid year of driving in before having to learn the flatbed trade.

it has its positives and negatives. its just a matter if the positives out weight the negatives for you.

Over The Road:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training?

I'll add my 2¢ on my mentor. He is a Swift Platinum level driver. Very patient. Even on the team phase when I was going to make a P/U or Del he made sure to be up, watching.

The part you need to get used to is you both use the bottom bunk. Make your bed (literally!) accordingly. Don't get all weirded out about sleeping in the same sheets. Your mentor probably has done all this before and will tell you.

Over The Road:

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.

DaveDiesel's Comment
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Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training?

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I'll add my 2¢ on my mentor. He is a Swift Platinum level driver. Very patient. Even on the team phase when I was going to make a P/U or Del he made sure to be up, watching.

The part you need to get used to is you both use the bottom bunk. Make your bed (literally!) accordingly. Don't get all weirded out about sleeping in the same sheets. Your mentor probably has done all this before and will tell you.

Errol V, sounds like good training. Are your driving hours and maneuvers recorded during the mentoring phase? To be honest, I hadn't looked at SWIFT until recently, but I'm really starting to think they might be a good option. Thanks for the feedback.

Over The Road:

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.

David L.'s Comment
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Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training?

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I'll add my 2¢ on my mentor. He is a Swift Platinum level driver. Very patient. Even on the team phase when I was going to make a P/U or Del he made sure to be up, watching.

The part you need to get used to is you both use the bottom bunk. Make your bed (literally!) accordingly. Don't get all weirded out about sleeping in the same sheets. Your mentor probably has done all this before and will tell you.

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Errol V, sounds like good training. Are your driving hours and maneuvers recorded during the mentoring phase? To be honest, I hadn't looked at SWIFT until recently, but I'm really starting to think they might be a good option. Thanks for the feedback.

I'm currently in my mentor training. Yes, there is a checklist for recording your progress. Backs are recorded separately. The mentor reports about weekly to the training coordinator at your terminal. You will report progress and problems, too, on a regular basis. You will be given the training coordinator's direct number.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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Just had a fleet message sent last night swift is doing another company wide pay bump. The details will be released on Monday, i wil update the post when i get the details.

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Eckoh, I'm considering SWIFT. What are your thoughts about the over the road mentor training? Have you been pleased with you choice so far? Does the company allow you to switch divisions fairly easily....I'm thinking about pulling reefer for my first year, then moving to flatbed. I really want to go flatbed right away, but I think it might be better to get a solid year of driving in before having to learn the flatbed trade.

I know your feelings about this as only 6 months ago I was going through the same thing but I went ahead and took the plunge right off the bat into the flatbed world and I don't regret it at all and I think it has actually helped me progress better.

Over The Road:

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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David has this one, Eckoh. Your mentor needs to record how you do on 40 backs, various categories.

You are expected to be doing better the fourth week then you did in the second week, naturally.

And ask questions! How do you handle a Dr appointment at home, is there a way to know ahead of time what your Tuesday paycheck will be? (Yes, there is.) What was your toughest run?

DaveDiesel's Comment
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David has this one, Eckoh. Your mentor needs to record how you do on 40 backs, various categories.

You are expected to be doing better the fourth week then you did in the second week, naturally.

And ask questions! How do you handle a Dr appointment at home, is there a way to know ahead of time what your Tuesday paycheck will be? (Yes, there is.) What was your toughest run?

Thanks for the feedback Errol!

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