SWIFT, A New Driver's Perspective

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by NightShot, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. DickJones

    DickJones Road Train Member

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    its too bad they dont have anybody there who understands that if you "lose" the money they get from the government and their schools to get CDLs in students back pockets, and understand the safer the overall driver, the LOWER the cost to insure them, and the LOWER your costs will be coughing up hard earned money to throw at families suing you for millions of dollars. and the sad thing is, the most important commodity, life, is snuffed out for lower profits than what they COULD BE getting. That just dont go for Swift...it goes for everybody...
     
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  3. k9219

    k9219 Bobtail Member

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    good post. very informative. good luck.
     
  4. PeterbiltLover

    PeterbiltLover Light Load Member

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    Umm....im getting a on ne reg run home every week? and on top of that i know a guy who has been with swift for over 30 years...cant be that bad of a company now can it
     
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  5. TruckrsWife

    TruckrsWife Significant Otter

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    I agree with you. But why are you muddying the waters of this conversation with common sense? The bottom line is that it obviously is more profitable for them to have an occasional lawsuit, than to lower productivity. Productivity, no matter who's driving that truck equals dollars which equals profit. I also agree Swift isn't the only one guilty of this mentality that profits are more important that ensuring their drivers are safe. Who'd a thunk they could put a price tag on a life? Unfortunately it happens all the time.
     
  6. rocknsand

    rocknsand Medium Load Member

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    Whew, made me tired just reading that. Sure glad I didn't have to go through all that, not to mention the expense. When my company, where I worked for 38 years, went south, unemployment paid for my truck school. Got a job on concrete mixer, then end dump, and now on flat bed, all local. But, that mixer just about killed me. It was a old 3/4 cab Mack with no A/C and when it was 95 degrees and the sun coming in the windshield, and working 12 hours a day, it about did me in.
    But there were good days and I now have a job I like, so life is good. Headin' for Omaha tomorrow on a day tripper.
     
  7. Krooser

    Krooser Road Train Member

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    Did I just read War and Peace?
     
  8. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Nobody made you read it
     
  9. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    Nice post - love reading blogs - would you be willing to PM me the link to your blog?
     
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