How much is Swift pay?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by AteamDRIVER80, Apr 12, 2024.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Swift is one of the biggest companies so they are likely to be where bad things happen. Nobody has enough time to police everyone making remarks about them.
     
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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I started with Swift, and im ok... cept for that bulging eye :) seriously, i avg $600 week for time i worked for them in 97-8. I did reefers 15 years, it was mostly good. I loved produce, but meat and beer sucked if it was regional.
    Chinatown is right when he recommends going reefer
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I think you should consider going to Western's flatbed division. The runs are a little more consistent with their flatbed side. I've always felt they put more energy to the flatbed side than the dry van side. Sometimes I'm not so sure if they aren't a flatbed first company. If you are thinking about making a switch to another company, with your level of experience, going from one dry van situation to another dry van situation is pretty much a lateral move. It was suggested to talk to other drivers at whichever company to get the scoop. To me, it makes no sense to do that. Sure drivers worming there can tell you their experiences, but your time there is not going to look like theirs. Every driver writes his/her own story.

    If you're going to make a move this soon, your best bet may be to try a different sector of trucking, either go to Western's flatbed side, or as Chinatown said, try reefer. I'm a fan of the reefer life myself. I find that to be the most steady money in trucking. Sure the schedule flip flops, but the earning potential is very high. Flatbed and tanker are both close 2nds. Dry van becomes OK once you get some experience. I would try Swift Refrigerated if im.in your shoes.
     
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