Swift speeding policy and safety points?

Discussion in 'Swift' started by throttle325, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. flymanager

    flymanager Bobtail Member

    29
    6
    Jan 24, 2018
    0
    70 is maximum speed in Swift. 75+ will be big problem, second one - Swift terminate you.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    1,255
    1,340
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    Swift is ok to get your cdl but as soon as you get 6 months or a year under your belt move over to a better spot. Swift is no place to be for the long haul.
     
    asphaltreptile311 Thanks this.
  4. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

    973
    2,012
    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    0
    Swift overspeed violation parameters c. 09/2019: 68+ mph sustained >60sec, overspeed. This one gets points on your safety score. 71+ mph sustained >60 sec, excess speed. This one is liable to get you fired
     
  5. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

    973
    2,012
    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    0
    75 won't even get you fired, as long as you bring it back down to 67 or lower in less than 60 seconds. Otherwise my ### would've been grass the other day, instead of me being able to find a place to park and get some rest. That was a pretty rude wakeup call that I wasn't as alert as I thought I was
     
    Sirscrapntruckalot and Moosetek13 Thank this.
  6. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

    973
    2,012
    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    0
  7. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

    973
    2,012
    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    0
    I'm seriously about to ask Victor about the stupid camera. It doesn't even get them 99% of the context of a given situation, and then they penalize you heavily anyway. Because apparently a truck only has one side: forward
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    11,620
    11,727
    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    0
    I've never really tested the speed policy, I try to keep it within the limits.

    And I've had a few of those 'wake up calls' myself.
     
  9. throttle325

    throttle325 Bobtail Member

    19
    4
    Apr 5, 2019
    0
    So, It seems that Vic the Russian, who has probably never been in a truck, would rather you keep your eyes on the speedometer instead of the road.
     
  10. fairshake

    fairshake Heavy Load Member

    814
    720
    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    0
    My truck ran 74mph for 9 minutes, they called me later that afternoon and I wasn’t hearing any of that bs in my hotel room. It was a mechanic at freight liner where the truck was, neat how they turn up the truck just for a test drive, screw going slow.
     
  11. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

    2,338
    3,488
    Nov 14, 2017
    0
    Problem with this thinking is if you can not control the speed of vehicle on a hill or anywhere the truck is really out of control along with the driver. With the wrecks being recently of speeding down hills and smashing into stopped vehicles after passing by run away trunk ramps this is only going to bring more regulations and then more complaining. Control the vehicle.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted