Swift - New Pay Scale complete details

Discussion in 'Swift' started by richsoucie, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Swift isn't the worst of the worst though. In the grand scheme of big megas, we give them a lot of flack, but they are not the worst. Not by far.
     
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  3. freightlinerman

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    It's not a scam. I go by what they pay for the long haul miles, so what ever the highest miles is, 500+, that's what people go by. Anything below is a bonus. NO, it doesn't fully compensate, but its better than NOTHING. If you read what I said, if everyone at Swift made .50 cents a mile, they wouldn't need the sliding pay scale.

    It's not a scam either, as they tell you the MILES and the pay that come with it. Trucking isn't filled with magical trips of 600 plus miles. Some times, we have to get shorter runs. It sucks. So please stop saying they are a scam. You may be one of the reasons US EXPRESS did away with them. Now, you get no extra pay for short runs. WIN.
     
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  4. Brandson

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    You haven't noticed that the companies that use sliding payscales always advertise what they pay UP TO..? Swift has a pay rate for loads under 100 miles. What does that matter?!? If you have a load under 100 miles, it's not worth your time anyway, doesn't matter what the rate is. But that's the number they put on their posters they hang/hand out. Until you ask a recruiter specifics, they're going to tell you that you'll make "Up to (insert top of sliding scale) Cents per mile!". Seen more than a couple drivers come on here and didn't know what their rate at a company was until they actually got a paycheck. That's not an exaggeration.

    Just saying that the base is what you look at, and the higher rates on a sliding payscale are little more than a marketing ploy.
     
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  5. richsoucie

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    I like the sliding scale I am on a dedicated account that uses the OTR pay scale and our longest trip is 421 miles. We then head back empty so I get paid .45 cpm to the store and .43 cpm back to the dc. And if they have me take a load of pallets back from the store it gets dispatched on a separate trip and I get .45 cpm both ways. I go home every night and get weekends off and am doing 4210 miles a week (monday-friday). All in all I am happy with it and the raise in pay from the .40 cpm I was making makes up for the mileage I lost from going OTR to dedicated. Plus there is alot less bs to deal with on a dedicated account and I go home for 8 to 9 hours every night.
     
  6. Brandson

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    4210 miles a week..? Doing short runs..? In 5 days..? 842 miles a day?
     
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  7. tangerineGT

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    842 miles a day ?????? In a 62 mph truck ???????


    Yea, I am callin BS too....

    I'll take supertrucker for $500. Alex.....
     
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  8. joseph1135

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    Here's the dilly with Swift. Now, I'm not going to work for Them, BUT:

    When Arrow went under they were the first company to send their drivers to rescue those guys

    When SRT told a deceased driver's family that they were going to charge $2100 to get the driver's belongings back home, Swift did so at no charge AND brought his creamated remains home

    This pay raise could be a game changer in the industry. Other carriers will take notice and most will act accordingly.

    Say at what you want about Swift, but they have done a lot of good in the industry as well.
     
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  9. Eckoh

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    What people who are basking this don't get is new drivers have to start somewhere. They also seem to forget that the average age of truckers is over 50 without new drivers the industry will die.
     
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  10. richsoucie

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    Pretty much all trainers on the account including myself. The couple solo guys are getting 2900 on average and the day cab are averaging 2600 to 2700 all five day work weeks
     
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  11. tangerineGT

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    The guy said 4210 a week thats 840 a day !!!!

    Sorry but I dont give two ##### what you or anyone says . Your not running 840 a day on elogs in a 62 mph truck.

    Even if it was a 7 day week : for 4210 in a 62 mph truck you'll get about 620 or so depending on where your driving , take into account pre trip, post trip , and fueling (on duty) you will eat your 70 before the end of your week.............

    The math dont add up
     
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