Swift Transportation Company, Inc. - Phoenix, Az.

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  1. noco8541

    noco8541 Bobtail Member

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    Man-O- Man brother; that sounds like a nightmare......thats great you have removed yourself from a possible danger there.
    My time is nearing close to go on a training run & I'm shaking in my boots what to expect from whom I might be stuck with as my trainer :?:
    But I suppose this is the hell" :twisted: everyone must go through to gain experience in this industry.

    I've seen many swift truck accidents on the highways I travel .....either hitting cows crossing the road or just couldn't make the required turns at an intersection.
     
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  3. jack5

    jack5 Light Load Member

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    Your REAL training starts when you get your own truck and go solo. Just
    absorb as much as you can from your trainer. You will be surprised at how much you can learn just by watching. IF you ever have any more
    questions that's what this board is for. Good luck and be safe out there.
     
  4. slimgoody

    slimgoody Bobtail Member

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    nothing surprises me about that company, they'll have you to go to the rail road yard to pick up a container,and they don't train you on locking the container to the chassis, they are just that backwards in there business, but hey man good luck with your training,you will be alright.
     
  5. skullitor

    skullitor Medium Load Member

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    They don't train you on containers? The railroad is responceable for locking in the container to the chassis.
     
  6. PortlandDriver

    PortlandDriver RIP, May You Be Heaventown Bound!

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    Welcome back Skull.

    Ultimatly it's the drivers responsibity for the safe operation of the truck. I have picked up containers at both railyards and shipyards. During my walkaround that is one thing I have checked is the locks on the chasis. I have found a few that were not latched....
     
  7. skullitor

    skullitor Medium Load Member

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    Thanks,PD. Don't you need a special tool to lock in a container?
     
  8. PortlandDriver

    PortlandDriver RIP, May You Be Heaventown Bound!

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    Not what I have seen, there are four handles on each corner of the chasis. It's harder to pull the fifth wheel pin then to turn the locks, it's about like a dead bolt on the front door of a house.
     
  9. skullitor

    skullitor Medium Load Member

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    We don't haul many at Schneider.But have a few Orange 53 footers.
     
  10. KissyMellons

    KissyMellons Bobtail Member

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    Swift leaves it's drivers out in the cold LITERALLY. I have an online friend that has been down since 9pm last night in WA with no heat. Battery on truck isn't charging. Team drivers. 20 degrees in truck. FINALLY sent truck to jump them off about 5AM. Want them to go ahead and deliver load even though truck probably won't make it there since it isn't charging the batteries. Do not care about the drivers!I have never driven for Swift and NEVER WILL!
     
  11. PortlandDriver

    PortlandDriver RIP, May You Be Heaventown Bound!

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    I started out with Swift and am surprised it has stayed in operation as long as it has...Your post is one more footnote of the decline of this company...
     
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