Bonus changed at Swift, does not benefit the drivers.

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  1. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    the quarterly bonus is now done once a month
    paid on 2nd week check of the following month. example: Jan bonus be paid in feb
    have to meet fuel mph of 6.9 or better
    certain mileage, and have to watch a video every month. also safety score less than 20
    don't know why it was changed.
    imo... it gives swift a reason not to pay and blames driver for not meeting criteria
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    well as i see it, it gives Swift the right to do so, after all the crashes. if drivers are gonna rip off doors, take out fire hydrants, idle the engines, speed down the highway, or constantly running up against the governor, then they should maybe eliminate the bonuses altogether?

    for the few that meet what Swift wants, and demands, those drivers suffer the consequences of the actions of others.

    don't be surprised if this is actually the start, of removing any bonuses.......
     
  4. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    My guess is they changed it to avoid the guys waiting for the bonus to pay out before quitting.

    If X number of drivers quit the week after the quarterly bonus pays out, then 4 times a year Swift has a sharp bump in driver turnover. If they can spread X over three months the impact on Operations is minimized.
     
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  5. Cat sdp

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    I wonder percentage wise how many bonuses they give out.......
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Up until this new system, everyone got a bonus.
    Granted, Bronze level only paid 1/2 cent.

    It would be difficult with the new system not to get a bonus.
    And the potential bonus on a good month is likely to be higher than one would usually get on the old system.

    I may not get the 1 cent mileage bonus this month, but that is because I idle a lot.
    Fair enough to me.
    Still, with all that idling I am just barely under the limit right now. Some decent miles and a few light loads may get me above the line again.
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    1 cent. For a month. $100???

    Just wow.
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Where are you getting your math from, or from what I said?

    Bronze level only paid one half cent per mile as a bonus.
    1/2, as in 50% of 1 cent.

    You are basing that $100 on running 10,000 miles and only getting a 1 cent bonus.
    Running 10,000 miles in a month, and with the 1 cent fuel bonus, would get you 6 cents per mile as a bonus.
    So, $600 for that month if you met the other requirements like the Safety bonus.
    And keeping your safety score under 20 points 'should be' a no-brainer.

    Under the old system you would get a $1,800 bonus for the quarter, if you kept up the miles and other things required to do so for 3 months.

    Safety and fuel only equal 2 cents of the bonus, so even if you did not meet those you would still get $400 that month.
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    But don't forget to do that Swift University thing each month, or the bonus will be zero.

    And yes, it is a pain to spend 10 or 15 minutes per month watching a video about something.
    I'm sure no one has the time.
     
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  10. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    my dl told me not to watch all the videos in 1 month lol.
     
  11. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    Will swift send vids to watch or do you just choose any?.
    my dl said to just choose
     
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