My first year at swift

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Lonewolf2000, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Sometimes there are no truck stops or rest areas. Parking on a street can get the police pounding on the cab to wake you up telling you to move along.

    So I, for one, care about where I will sleep that night.

    My next load has me delivering in Lancaster, CA at 1900. A live unload so I'll not get out of there until probably 2100 or later, as it is lumpers unloading.
    I would have turned it down except there is a Walmart a few miles away that my RM GPS says is OK for night parking. It has been wrong before, so... who knows.


    I care more for my own needs than what a shipper/receiver wants.
    If both match up I'm good with it. But if I can not figure out a place to go to, I won't take it.
     
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  2. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    I did nothing but the NE for 3 months before throwing in the towel and going back to otr don’t regret it at all
     
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  3. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    Rest areas aren’t always an option as I can’t always get to one within my available hours. That’s what I hate most about the NE lack of parking between a shortage of truck stops and travel/ rest areas.
     
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  4. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

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    I will agree with you On it all but at times it’s hard to say no to a real good rate
     
  5. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    Other thing I like about swift is that I have never been pressured to team drive, something I have no desire to do. I have read about other companies like u.s xpress forcing their drivers to go team option b resign.
     
  6. Rocknroller4

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    How common are the new Volvo trucks? I saw a blue one the other day with the new Swift logo. Looked sharp.
     
  7. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    Not all that common but yes sharp looking. Predominantly white crapadias is the fleet.
     
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  8. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Light Load Member

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    Is Syracuse, NY your home terminal?
     
  9. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

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    Jonestown
     
  10. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Light Load Member

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    Have already had happened to you being kept stuck driving in a certain region that you didn't enjoy, like what happened to @Moosetek13 months ago when they kept him stuck in the west coast when he wanted to do all 48?
     
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