Swift lease purchase pay?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by Josywells123, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    My average for the past 52 weeks is 2065.

    There must be some very lazy drivers out there if the company average is only 1700.
    Or poor planners, or way too many drivers or... what?
    Why is it that low?
     
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  3. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Road Train Member

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    My bet's planning/CSR. Sitting 2 days on standby after moving a 500 mile load to its destination the same day you picked it up tends to have that effect
     
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  4. Intothesunset

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    So Swift pays better than Forward Air @$1.09 well that's a nice way to still go broke if your lease truck is out of warranty. I say this because a modern truck without a OEM warranty is way more expensive to maintain than just getting another new cookie cutter truck. No warranty could brankrupt your maintenance account overnight.
     
  5. Moosetek13

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    I don't have many days like that.
    Sometimes I get in an area with way more drivers than loads, but often I am deadheaded to a different area that has better freight.

    Not sure what CSR has to do with it though. They don't book the loads, do they? They are just the person in the middle.
     
  6. MGE Dawn

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    My understanding is that within Swift, CSR is the department responsible for booking the pickup and delivery appointments, which means that they're the ones responsible for those loads that have way too much time between customers for how far they actually have to move IMO
     
  7. stayinback

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    As Im being Nosey because I have no business commenting on a SWIFT thread....I read every post here.

    Is Box freight from a mega really that low per mile?? Plus Im hearing the ol' "I need/want miles??
    Why? Do they bid all their work OTR on a mileage contract??

    Cant you pull Swift trailers Short haul for a percentage of billed gross?? Or work swift as a cartage lesseee doing strictly local??

    Just asking, Thats all......Chasing weekly miles (2500-3000) Becomes stressful over time, Fun at first- Tired after 4-5 years- How do I know?- I did it.

    Work smart lower miles-But higher revenues........

    Let me Guess-It doesn't work that way over there,does it.
     
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  8. bzinger

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    Totally agree on the mileage contract as I was a slave at dart in the 80s and early 90s .
    Yeah you can make money at it but you are a slave to the company with a carrot in front of you .
    Truck will be wore out when paid off if it happens at all .
    Must also say that back then I had 0 business acumen and it was all about high speed and miles ....30 years forward I work on percentage with a reefer knowing what these loads pay carriers and know some of these guys are getting bent over ....JCT comes to mind .
    I'm not saying all LP is bad but those with megas on cheap mileage contracts is almost always bad .
     
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  9. MysticHZ

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    I would say it's a combination of high number of rookie drivers who don't know how to manage thier time and don't have the experience yet to be trusted with the difficult locations.

    Plus more downtime for the truck ... An O/O is going to take better care of their truck and minimize thier down time. I do all my major maintenance when I'm home. And if I need an oil change or tires when I'm on the road, I can do it during my 10 hour anywhere on the road, I don't have to be directed to a terminal to get it done.
     
  10. JosyWells

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  11. kakk86

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    I know of a certain run that Swift did that paid (paid Swift, anyhow) $980 for an easy 240 mile round trip, 30 loads in a slow week, 50+ in a busy week. Live load on one end, drop and hook on the other. Never saw a single lease truck running those loads.
     
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