Swift transition is making me crazy

Discussion in 'Central Refrigerated' started by clayshot, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. TheTruckdr

    TheTruckdr Bobtail Member

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    Swift is what it is. Get some winter driving experience and move on.
     
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Best to do it the company way.
    They tell you to scan that receipt (from the book) with the paperwork.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I guess you were never told because you never went through the training program.
    Not your fault, but a fault of Swift for not compiling a decent manual to lay out the ground rules for you.

    As you said, it was not thought out very well - or maybe at all!
    They should have, at the very least, brought you all in for a proper Swift orientation. Too many of these problems would have been discussed in orientation.
     
  5. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Didn't even know a receipt book existed. Just scan in the receipt with the trip , PO, truck and ID.
     
  6. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Same. Three years and never knew one existed
     
  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    What is this about a lumper receipt book? I just use the receipt the customer gives me when empty.
     
  8. tangerineGT

    tangerineGT Road Train Member

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    Oh ok , that's how we used to do it, cause most all of them do.
     
  9. KidCountry

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    Well in my opinion this transition has been nothing but a headache. I'm a company guy out of the Rochelle terminal, I make a little more than everyone else bc of the Midwest fleet. (There's no difference really, just stay around the snow belt and they pay us more) I'm not complaint about that though. What I am having problems with is the miles. I was running on average about 2500-2800 miles a week and bringing home a $600-$800 check. Well now with this new switch I'm looking at 1000-2000 miles a week and a $300-$500 a week check. I don't stay out for 3 weeks at a time to bring home that kind of money every week. I've got my eyes set on another company, just debating in the mean time!
     
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  10. tangerineGT

    tangerineGT Road Train Member

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    Yea I know , miles aren't there anymore . Idk what the hell .
    Oh and we can only take 3 days off at a time now .
    Like this time I am gonna be out 4 weeks so I was gonna take 4 days off , well they all I can take is 3 . Hahahahah
    Ok guess what my truck is going into freightliner friday afternoon . Lmfao and I won't see it till monday sometime
    There are two ways to skin a cat . Lol
     
  11. dog-c

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    "Don't move u don't don't have a load yet" as if they expect this driver to sit at a rest area for another two days.......


    these words remind me of my year and a half hell with swift.....to the point I fired my dispatcher on my Qualcomm

    swift....best in class! Yeah ! And full of 25 yr old college grads that know it all running the show who despise truck drivers at the core
     
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