No forced dispatch, but if I want the long load I got to do a local in a stack?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Randy Redbeard, May 9, 2019.

  1. Randy Redbeard

    Randy Redbeard Bobtail Member

    Mar 19, 2019
    3 months as a solo. From my first contact with Swift I was only interested in OTR / Long haul. They say they are a no forced dispatch company, but if I want the Long haul trip somehow I need to do a local also in a stack. This is not what I signed up for... . So what are my options, if any?
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    do the job. sometimes you have to take the bad with the good.

    we have all done it.

    you signed up for a truckers job, things change and if you cannot adapt, well, go work in a factory.

    you make it sound like you're too special to accept the job.
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Everyone wants the miles. You are bottom of the list.
    Only thing to do is time and showing you can do the long hauls when offered.
    Just gotta climb the ladder like everyone else in the world.
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  4. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    what they said - ^^^
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    You bottom man on totem pole.

    Short stuff until you put in some time. Thats why some of the newbies are out of the industry in 3 months they don't get the miles to sustain themselves.

    Frankly the mileage pay is obsolete and unnecessary for company drivers, if everyone in company work had a salary then it wont matter if you had a 10 mile 100 mile or 10,000 mile.

    Its a form of abuse open to dispatchers in case they need to give Mr whine a long rope over a short week.
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  6. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    S W Missouri
    Sometimes they use the short haul to get an empty to drop off or to load for your long haul.
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  7. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    "No forced dispatch",,,what a crock. The outfit I was leased to had that baloney, oh sure, it was a no force dispatch alright, it's just, if you refused something, they'd say, well, we got nothing else for you.
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  8. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Medium Load Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    Usually the shorter the load the more it pays. Since the driver is paid mileage he gets the shaft and the company profits.

    OTR to a mega company doesn’t mean longer mileage load, but longer time from home.
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    EDITED...insult removed.

    They have trouble getting those local crap loads done, and if they offer you a stack with a sweet long load you really should be grateful for both the miles and the consideration.
    The local pays higher per mile plus short haul pay, by the way.

    If you cry and whine about it, you may just be offered only short runs. Would you prefer that?

    Freight is slow right now. After 3 months in, you should be happy you are getting some of those long runs.
    Because really, you have everything to prove to Swift and they have nothing to prove to you.
    Be 100% on time and totally safe for a year or two, and then the tables start turning around in your favor.
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  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    if any of you take the time to read his other postings, he's having other issues, and he wants more miles?

    one has to be as up to speed as possible, to move onto the next phase.
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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