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Good, well-run company. They keep you busy, and have a lot of big, dependable shipping customers who will send you all over the eastern U.S. (usually not including congested urban areas. . . but sometimes). I started with them in November 2016 as a new driver out of driver school. Everything has been great. Orientation was well-organized and helpful; they put me up at a really nice resort hotel for the week. The driver-services staff I met were super nice and helpful. Training was fine; normally this is four weeks with an experienced driver, who teaches you some of the ropes. The equipment is phenomenal; after just a month or two they put me into a brand new Volvo, where I took the plastic wrap off the seats. Maintenance department is top-notch. They have good terminals in Superior, WI and in the Minneapolis area. There's another in South Bend, IN that I haven't seen. My driver manager and the dispatching department are extremely skillful. I almost always have the next load assigned to me before I finish the last one. Almost all communication is electronically, through the Qualcomm system or email, which I love. My only complaint is with the pay. My recruiter dangled $.41 per mile in front of me as if that were the normal pay rate. It turns out that $.41 is the max that you can earn if everything goes right. Your base is $.32. To get to $.41 you would have to work your ass off (six days a week, 14 hours a day, or consistently get the juicy west-coast runs), have absolutely no incidents involving damage to equipment or other remediation, have no violations, and buy fuel only when and where they tell you to. The bottom line is that I'll make about $40K this year instead of $55. I'm so new to this industry that I don't know if that is good, average or bad. . . but I was sort of planning on the higher number.
Very well-run company, nice people, great equipment.
Pay is on the low side (I think).
The equipment is fine. I got a brand new automatic Freightliner after just a few months with the company. I was disappointed to leave the manual at first, but the new trucks have inverters which helped ease my pain. Shop personnel, as well as much of the office staff, is very hit or miss. Either you find someone who is good at what they do, or not; it's as if Swift has found a way to eliminate the middle of the road. Some people are really pleasant to deal with, while others seem to hate their job and you by extension. Sadly, the nicest ones aren't always great at their job, and some of the grouches are good and efficient -- you just never want to ask for their help again. C'est la vie. I've come up with a saying; if you ask any two people at Swift the same question and get the same answer, then you can be 100% certain that it's wrong. Not to worry, though, because it doesn't happen very often. I guess it's about like any large company where you have a good number of people who do their best every day, and then others who try to get by doing as little as possible to get a check, except the normal balance is a bit tipped towards the check grabbers. My main complaint is that I've been away from home 3-4 months at a time, and I am just not getting enough miles to make money. I fall an average of $200 short of my bills every week. I've mentioned it to my driver leader several times, but he doesn't seem to care. So, I plan to leave Swift as soon as my loan is paid.
☞ Terminals all over the place where you can do laundry on the cheap. ☞ There are lots of more experienced drivers willing to take the time to explain things. ☞ Upper management seems to be aware of many of the problems and are working on solutions.
☞ Every terminal is its own little kingdom with few standardized practices among them. ☞ Training could be a lot better, particularly the mentorship portion; to some of the owner operators, you're nothing but slave labor to fatten their wallets. ☞ Your success or failure seems to have a lot to do with the luck of the draw; if you get a good mentor and a good manager, then you have a leg up, and vice versa.