Good Night From II

Discussion in 'Swift' started by scottied67, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Luse

    Luse Medium Load Member

    Nov 8, 2010
    Middle of nowhere Montana
    Lol, I have 2 swifties that sorta live by me ones an company driver been with swift going on 1 year and some odd months. The other is an owner operator, his number on his truck starts with a 9. And has a 2012 fright shaker that's been paid for off 3 years I believe last time we talked back in April.

    Plus honest quest Mr conspiracy theories. What stops an OO from leaving swift if his or her truck is paid off and swift is starving him or her out of miles?
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  3. A21CAV

    A21CAV Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Laredo, TX
    You're more full of #### than a Christmas goose.
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  4. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    Interesting. I had an amazing chat with Evin before she left, and she passed me to Tara to continue my discussion. They always answer, or call back. I’ve maybe talked to them 3-4 times. They’re high on my list for the future.
  5. jenziedk

    jenziedk Medium Load Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Yeah, I finished my lease and went into buyout. If I'm not getting miles, it's because I'm being lazy and refusing loads to the northeast or west coast.
  6. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    So, after five years with Swift, I *may* be going elsewhere. One of my goals is to own my own truck, and going through Incredibly Expensive Leasing isn't the way for me.

    I've been talking with a guy who runs a small fleet leased to Landstar. He trains his drivers to be successful O/Os. It's an incredible opportunity to further my career. I'm not making the move quite yet, though.

    We lost the Cleburne, TX Walmart account that I've been running to HUB. They are giving the new company all the loads they can handle, starving us out. So, my part time cohort and full time girl Sunni and I are going OTR on Team Hazmat for a while.
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Scipio, UT at the J.

    I picked up a load in Worland, WY yesterday afternoon, delivering on Wednesday at 1000 in San Bernardino, CA..
    Plenty of time so stopped in Thermopolis and slept a little later this morning.
    Between snoozes this morning I had a dream that I got a message on the QC telling me to deliver the load early. I told Leann about it.
    Then this afternoon I get a message on the QC telling me to get it there ASAP, the customer wants it early.
    Weird , but I can get it there tomorrow afternoon without a problem.

    I love 8k can loads.

    On the way to pick it up I was sent a message by a planner in Troutdale asking if I would trade for another 'hot' load. I called and was told that it had to deliver at 0900 the next morning in Salt Lake City. I said no, as I would not have time for a 10.
    Another driver was picking up at the same time I was, and he also got the same request and gave the same response.

    He had also been sitting in Billings, MT, like me, but he sat for 3 days.
    For such a hot load, the planners sure dropped the ball - letting us sit for so long when they knew we were available. And we all know that a can load out of Worland is the most likely when sitting in Billings.
  8. Tolmie

    Tolmie Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Cott loads are always hot and they will unload you fast. However they will take their sweet, sweet time to load you if you got a load from them.
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  9. kakk86

    kakk86 Light Load Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    Just saw on the Kiosk in martinsburg that we’ll be able to use personal conveyance/off duty drive soon. Great news.
  10. fairshake

    fairshake Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    Yeap new regulation, it might help a bit. Still parking late is always gonna be an issue no matter what. Personal Conveyance
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Home again, home again in Burnsville, MN.

    A few days off then I trade Leann for Lorelei for a month or so.
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