Swift skateboards

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by IGM 462, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    The guy that wiped out the car dealership right down the road from you in McKinney the other day was a Swifty driver. They have more than their share of mishaps. Glad to hear you were well trained and are driving safely.:biggrin_25514:
     
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  3. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Where are the pics and a link to the story. I hadn't heard about this one. :biggrin_25513:
     
  4. 2 slam

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    swift pulls alot of containers, they also have a terminal in long beach dedicated to containers
     
  5. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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  6. Bluemax

    Bluemax Bobtail Member

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    I had a job offer in McKinney Tx
    Pulling Crude
    I didnt go (dumb move on my part)
    live and learn i guess
     
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    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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  8. doubledragon5

    doubledragon5 Road Train Member

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    Ive' seen that, but I personally feel a lot has to do with the poor training students get from trainers. And yes Swift is to blame for having idiots who car more about themselves then they do the trainee.. Also things like this could be caused by a lack or pre/post trip inspections by the driver.. Can't tell you how many time I have seen drivers leaving a terminal with almost flat tires..:biggrin_25511:
     
  9. Smokinjoe

    Smokinjoe Bobtail Member

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    I'm not trying to be hateful but when I think about the average Swift driver pulling a skateboard it makes me really nervous. I'm sure there are some good drivers working for Swift but there's so much more that can go wrong when you are responsible for loading and securing your cargo. It took me a long time to learn it and without the help of expierenced flatbedders I never would have made it without hurting someone. Knowing how the normal routine at Swift goes I would say they are asking for trouble there. There just isn't a lot of room for shortcuts in that part of the business without paying a very high price sooner or later. Well enough of a rant! I'm done for a minute.
     
  10. elharrison

    elharrison "Iam on my way"

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    yeah i see them around a little bit, they are growing in the intermodel division

    ive seen maybe a handful of swift skateboards
     
  11. Designors

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    Who are you running for????
     
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