Swift Transportation Company, Inc. - Phoenix, Az.

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  1. andygixxerman

    andygixxerman Bobtail Member

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    because guys were talking about turnover rate for swiftys. Was just discussing how alot of them get their cdl and go to what they think are greener pastures...this is a discussion forum on swift right? Maybe im wrong. And yes I was only talking about swift because I have never worked for anyone else and I know how high their turnover rate is.

    I thought in order to lease a truck with swift you had to average 10,000 miles a month for 2 or 3 months, how could a student that just got off his/her mentors truck go and become an o/o for them?

    I bet tim is a swift driver himself, seems like he spends alot of time in this discussion about them
     
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  3. andygixxerman

    andygixxerman Bobtail Member

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    thank god u arent building rockets. if company A has 100 trucks and 1 accident a day and if company b has 200 trucks and 1 accident a day then A would have a worse rate because they have fewer trucks.....
     
  4. andygixxerman

    andygixxerman Bobtail Member

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    The trucks are governed at 62 but you also have to take into consideration of going downhill i can ride at 67, and running around the east coast boy there are alot of hills.
     
  5. 3.14

    3.14 Road Train Member

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    at swift, that is going to get you nailed for flagrant overspeed. the first offense is being written up. the second offense will result in a loss of a job, and you will NOT get unemployment since you broke company policy.
     
  6. Malerose

    Malerose Light Load Member

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    Thats not a flagrant overspeed. I do it every chance I get. Now.... go over 71 for more than a couple of seconds and see what that gets you.
     
  7. BoDarville01

    BoDarville01 Light Load Member

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    malerose is right. going 67 isnt flagrant. i've been over 71 twice in the last year. Once it was before the change in what was classified overspeed and flagrant. i went 71 after the new policy, and was worried I was going to get canned. When i stopped, my QC still just said "exessive" not flagrant. And i never heard about it. No write up, no 'record of council', no nothing. Now i dont try to get as close as i can to 70, but i can tell you, if conditions allow, i'll ride the jake and set it to hold at 68.

    One story we heard in orientation was how some 'tard coming out of the rockies into Denver wanted to see just how fast he could go. He had 44k in the box, then found a straight stretch of road with a fairly steady downhill grade, AND THEN TOOK THE TRUCK OUT OF GEAR !!! The QC told the company he was going over 85mph. He was under a load that was planned to drop in the Denver terminal. He was asked to come into the terminal, and when he did, they had him turn in his keys right there. talk about stupid.
     
  8. trustno1

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    One story we heard in orientation was how some 'tard coming out of the rockies into Denver wanted to see just how fast he could go. He had 44k in the box, then found a straight stretch of road with a fairly steady downhill grade, AND THEN TOOK THE TRUCK OUT OF GEAR !!! The QC told the company he was going over 85mph. He was under a load that was planned to drop in the Denver terminal. He was asked to come into the terminal, and when he did, they had him turn in his keys right there. talk about stupid.[/QUOTE]


    :biggrin_1square8:Not only stupid but dangerous !!!!
     
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  9. sgtsleddogg319

    sgtsleddogg319 Bobtail Member

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    just on principle math a truck locked at 65 when most will do 75 --- thats a loss of over 100 miles in a 10 hr drive --- now 62 you do the math
     
  10. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    I met a swift driver at the rest area in Illinois last night. He'd been driving without heat for 5 days. It was 0 degrees out. He said the company refused to fix it and kept telling him to just get another load. I told him I wouldn't do it and he said he was going to put his foot down after he dropped off the load he was under.

    What kind of an animal would force a driver to drive without heat in lethal temperatures? Swift dispatchers.
     
  11. telcobilly

    telcobilly Medium Load Member

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    On my first solo run with Swift from Fontana to Denver, I found a few issues with my truck. I had no problem taking it in and having the shop fix it, not nearly as serious no heat. Nobody said I couldn't get it fixed, it was a co truck.
     
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