Swift’s accident rate is their own fault

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Lonewolf2000, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Lonewolf2000

    Lonewolf2000 Medium Load Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    New York
    Swift does have one of the highest if not the highest accident rate of any trucking company. They have themselves to blame for it.Back in orientation they pissed and moaned about all the accidents that have taken place but make no effort to prevent any future occurrences.They hire anybody of the street and give rushed and poor quality training and tell you ready or not off you go spread your wings and fly. Everybody heard the term babies having babies well it’s the same at swift rookies training rookies, after just 6 months a driver can become a trainer. I believe in order to be a trainer you should need 2-3
    years experience and in addition have a perfect safety record. Swift needs to sit new applicants down for an interview and see if they would or would not make a good driver or not, could help weed out they people who quit right off the bat. Also have them take a driving test to see if they just need some fine tuning or have no business driving a truck.
    Cabinover101 Thanks this.
  2. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    They do? I thought their accident rate was actually kinda low. They are just so large they are in the news all the time.
  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Well, when you have that kind of turnover you have little choice but to have rookies “training” rookies.
  4. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Doing a regen
  5. fairshake

    fairshake Medium Load Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    Not many people getting into trucking are safety minded people anymore, they are just doing it for money and don’t care about most others. I have never understood why you simpletons still can’t figure out that a massive company will always have more of just about EVERYTHING. Duh, sharpest tools in the shed!
    88228822, JOHNQPUBLIC and Mike2633 Thank this.
  6. BCV

    BCV Light Load Member

    May 26, 2018
    Bottom of the barrel company. If you haven't seen much in this world you don't have much to compare anything too... Swift is a upgrade from the trailer park their drivers grew up in
    misterG and Bean Jr. Thank this.
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Here we go. Another Swift bashing thread inside the Swift forum where these people have no business being.
  8. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    Carmichael CA
    I believe the OP is a Swift driver
    tucker and Bean Jr. Thank this.
  9. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Doing a regen
    Umm, if you will recall, I was fired from Swift for wearing a shirt with a beer logo and I didn’t even work there. Then @snowman_w900 was fired during orientation but they comped him a free meal at the Mexican restaurant. Finally @Humblepie graduated high school with Jerry Moyes, they smoked pot together. When Jerry found out he had slept with his wife in high school, humble was fired

    We all have a bone to pick with Swift.
    Adieu, rabbiporkchop, Mike2633 and 7 others Thank this.
  10. Humblepie

    Humblepie Pontificator

    Dec 25, 2018
    Yeah, she kept coming on to me talk about how swift Jerry was. She said every time they’d get down she knew it would be a swift-knight
    Muttsley, misterG, QuietStorm and 10 others Thank this.
  • Draft saved Draft deleted