Swift Transportation

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  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Looks like the US is infected with some serious disease lol
     
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  3. TB John

    TB John Company Shill of BYOB & CBD

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    Yes, it's got the "swifties"
     
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  4. Toomanybikes

    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

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    True story. I was there before and after and the week of when Jerry cleaned out the yard, the office and even the shop. Everybody was fired.


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    Everything outlined in the square centered on the red pin is the Swift Laredo terminal. Before Pheonix caught on to the scam the whole terminal was filled up with loaded trailers. That includes the area to the right of the red pin in the photo. That area is now leased out.

    The both the bobtail sections were so filled you pretty much had to park under a loaded trailer after you dropped your load. The terminal was full of people, almost standing room only. As you talked to drivers, the average driver was stuck their for 3 days before getting a load out. Yet, the yard was filled with loads.

    I went down their a dozen times before the scandal broke and it was always the same situation. Drop your load and wait for a plan. Like I said most spent 3 days or more down there. I kept the Haz-mat endorsement on my license so I usually got a hazmat load going out of there with-in 24 hours. It is harder to detain a hazmat load. If you didn't have hazmat you waited.

    Then when you did get planned it was always at 3.00pm Laredo time because the Laredo planners left the building at 4-5:00pm. Between 3-6:00pm there was always a long line of trucks stretched across the whole terminal waiting to get out. The dispatch window was backed up into the lounge as well. After waiting in the long line at the dispatch window for your paper work it was always "lost." Your were asked to go pick-up your trailer and return to the dispatch window as they looked for your paperwork. When you returned the paper work was almost always locked up in someone's desk and you had to wait for someone to find a key. This happened over and over. You would have to be a blind man not to see that something was going on there.

    After Jerry canned the lot of them, everything was different. The terminal was practically empty. Like a ghost town empty. All new faces behind the dispatch window and no live guard at the gate. You no longer dropped your trailer in the yard ever. You were always sent to a broker somewhere in town for the drop. It didn't matter what the dispatch said on your qualcom, you were told "we don't drop trailers here anymore, go to xyz broker." Same with outgoing loads. They were now all planned out of Phoenix. It was only then you ever were sent to the brokers or forwarders in Killiam Industrial park.

    About a year or a year and a half later is when the planning returned to Laredo and the second scandal hit Swift. Please don't confuse the first payola scandal with the second scandal at Swift Laredo. Basically, no one would have cared about the second if the first didn't happen. Home terminal drivers (Not local), almost always get the favored loads out of the home terminal. Nothing new or scandalous about that. In fact in those days, you practically had to deliver a live unload local to get planned out of a terminal unless it was your home terminal. Always cheaper to dump the local problem customers on the drivers that got paid by the mile and wouldn't return to complain.
     
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  5. Toomanybikes

    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

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    Thanks so much. I was looking for one of your posts when this scandal got mentioned. I think you had posted a photo of system before. That was part of the load tracking system Swift invested in and had developed after the Laredo scandal to prevent that from happening again. After the first scandal broke, Swift stated they would update their qualcom system fleet wide and go be on elog. The also made it know that they would record all the phone activity in the company. And they had computer consultants come in and develop that system so planner activity could be tracked from phoenix.
     
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  6. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Thank the good Lord upstairs that Jerry Moyes cleaned house, otherwise, working conditions would have continued to get a whole lot worse.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  7. Jesus is the only way

    Jesus is the only way Bobtail Member

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    That's what I'm thinking. Swift is well known for the way they treat their drivers, I don't know why anyone would even bother with em.
     
  8. Donnie1962

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    Donnie1962 Bobtail Member

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    There's always at least one Company butt-kisser in every trucker forum...
     
  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother! May she rest in peace! May God be with her for all eternity!

    As for what Swift did to you, that is absolutely positively horrible!

    In this particular situation, it seems as though Swift has 2 legged creatures impersonating human beings, who do NOT have a soul or a conscience whatsoever!

    HOLY MOSES!!
     
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  11. oilfieldtrash92

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    How often do you get home with swift
     
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