Does Swift have any good OTR-like dedicated accounts?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Driver#3141592, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Driver#3141592

    Driver#3141592 Light Load Member

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    I'm currently driving OTR with Swift. Well, I'm technically driving OTR with Swift. My average length of haul is so ridiculously short that I'm not sure I would even classify this as OTR. Are there any dedicated accounts that you know of with Swift where you can actually get a decent average length of haul? I haven't been with Swift long enough to get on a dedicated account yet, but it would be nice to know if there's something worth considering in the future.
     
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  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    what terminal you out of?
    talk to your dl and others thete and see what's available.
    some accounts require your safety score to be good and have some time with swift.
    Costco, Wal-Mart, target, p&g are a few.
    ask about a relay like what I am on.
    i am put of jurupa terminal and puck up a load within 45 miles from here or at the terminal. then take that to beaver ut where o swap trailers from a guy from Denver co.
    then take that back and tcall to jurupa or deliver it if I able to.i do 3 trips a week and off on Monday for a 34. 2700 miles a week.
    Denver guy gets about 3000 due to his drive is longer.
    bad thing is you are driving the same road back and forth but the miles are steady
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    whats it take to be a diamond II driver
     
  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Your location would be nice.

    Costco just opened a new DC in MN that you might like, if you are in that area.
    If you are not... it is a very nice area to move to.
    Lots of short stuff, but they get all the way to CO from what I've heard.
    The pay should compensate for the fewer miles.


    Personally, I would avoid relay stuff.
    Too much can go wrong on both ends, and the times are way too tight for my liking.
     
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  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    A Diamond driver is one that has been Platinum for a solid 36 months. 3 years...
    There is no higher level - as in, no level 2.
     
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  7. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    things that go wrong with my relay is the same for regular otr.
    and my times are not tight. I probably take more time off during my ten than you do at times lol
     
  8. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    and if you goof one time as a diamond driver.. it takes another 3 yrs to get it back
     
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  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    whats platinum level
     
  10. 3523

    3523 Light Load Member

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    Yes there is. When you first become a diamond driver you are “level one”. Then the next year you are level two, then next year a level three etc. A level one diamond driver bonus is $1000 while a level two annual bonus is $1500 (on top of the mileage bonus). When you see a diamond truck with stickers on their cab often times you will see a number inside the diamond. That tells you what level diamond driver they are.
     
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    3523 Light Load Member

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    There’s different mileage requirements for different fleets but for otr I’m pretty sure it’s 108k miles a year, 99.5% service rate (on time, no complaints etc) and no preventables.
     
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