Liking Swift So Far

Discussion in 'Swift' started by RoadDriver -Andre, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    They pay additional CPM on a scale to do the short loads. Someone has posted somewhere on here what the extra is and what amount kicks in at what distance.
     
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  3. Scarface1978

    Scarface1978 Light Load Member

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    Ya they just started Mileage Bonus based on rank every 3 months they take they miles you drive unless your on a dedicated account which u lose your rank.

    Diamond= $.06
    Platnuim= $.03
    Gold = $.02
    Bronz= $.01

    X the miles you drive from July to Sept 1st bonus is due Oct 2
    then Oct to Dec for the next Bonus

    Kind of unfair how if u ask me how can some drivers be Gold then some Bronz if they aren't getting the miles and drivers on dedicated account recieve no Bonus it's not fair really all drivers should recieve bonus if there driving.
     
  4. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    Yeah that's the new one. The old one has been around for a while, the one that they add cpm to shorter loads. For instance, a driver with a base rate of 38 cpm will be paid 42 cpm for taking a shorter load. I don't remember how it's broken down since I haven't been eligible for it due to being a regional driver for so long. Now I am not eligible for any program unless it includes shuttle drivers.
     
  5. MicaBay

    MicaBay Medium Load Member

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    Who do you talk to about throwing your name into the hat to become a regional or shuttle driver?
     
  6. RoadDriver -Andre

    RoadDriver -Andre Light Load Member

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    The shorter miles the higher the pay. Theres no difference I like it like that
     
  7. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    The FM at the local terminal. At Lancaster the shuttle drivers have to live in the area because we use daycabs. I got into the shuttle here by subbing and being available when the DL needed someone. I was regional out of here so I was always around and used my OTR truck until I got a lane permanently. Then I got my camper and moved it close by so I wouldn't have to drive 90 miles one way to work. I figured the consistent miles would easily make up for the space rental. I work 6 days, off Sunday, and a Saturday off every six weeks. And the lane I am on runs 2 miles away from the house so I can stop in pretty regularly. Every week is 2830 miles, every week! I drive right at 8 hours every day, 4 out and 4 back with a drop and swap in the middle.

    The bad side is we are not ranked and therefore not eligible for the bonus plan. Very rarely we don't run due to weather on either end or slow freight.

    There have been times I bobtailed the 240 miles, or took an empty trailer because there was freight coming our way or vice versa.
     
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  8. inkeper

    inkeper Road Train Member

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    I liked it too the first 2 weeks or so, then they decided the regional drivers were not eligible, but they let us keep "their mistake".
     
  9. JEGX

    JEGX Bobtail Member

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    I have nothing bad to say about swift,if your wanting to drive for them they have a real good academy to get you started out right,miles have been good,just learn how to preplan and manage your hours right,don't turn down a bunch of loads,plus if you go to Canada,have a hazmat and a twic card there is never a shortage of loads
     
  10. RoadDriver -Andre

    RoadDriver -Andre Light Load Member

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    Swift sounds like a good company from what Ive read so far. I heard the first year with Swift be hard and for the mentors some say they are bad. But I dont know, but I never trained throught them. I never been in their equipments but I would like to know if Swift runs good equipment. Read somewhere that their trucks break down all the time
     
  11. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Been in my truck for 18 months now, and never a breakddown, but then it is mine and I let the KW dealer take care of it as far as work. The first year can be hard, but it is what you make it. As far as the mentors, not one, will not be one, but I know some. I have met some real jerks, and met some good ones that actually care about the student and make sure that they learn.

    Acutally, Swift does mostly run some good equipment. There are some real long in the tooth trucks out there, but they are going.
     
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