1. jethro712

    jethro712 Medium Load Member

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    seems like swift catchs a lot of bashing, no i am not defending them. seen a company swift driver wb on i80 around mm44 yesterday with a sticker displaying 7yrs, 850,000 miles accident free. dont know if its a miracle or manure, but it was on the road and not in a wreck.
     
  2. Charlie Mac

    Charlie Mac Ears On, Hammer Down

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    Swift is the largest motor carrier on the US. Fact is they have more trucks on the road them any other single company. Like any other company...Some good drivers, some bad drivers.

    Accidents happen. Tbh I seriously doubt they have more accidents per 100 trucks then any other given carrier on the road. People just tend to notice it more because of the sheer number of trucks.

    To illustrate....
    Lets say for instance (just throwing a random number out there purely for demonstative purposes) Carrier "A" has 200 trucks, 5 per 100 are involved in some kind of accident annually. 1 year=10 accidents. Not bad right?

    Lets say Carrier "B" has 15,000 trucks. Same as carrier A, they have 5 accidents per 100 drivers. That's 750 accidents per year.

    Catch my drift?
     
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  3. Jonkie

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    They have those diamond drivers
     
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    Jonkie Medium Load Member

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    You should be proud of whoever you drive for and never pre-empt it by saying ' I'm not defending them but-"

    That said today I saw a Swift driver pulled up into the right of way in the middle of the Harrisburg plaza blocking the entrance into the fuel island so he could get closer to the door , jumped out and went in . Smh. That's lack of brain trust in the trainer group . Serious dilution. With all that turnover . Can't even get mad
     
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  5. jethro712

    jethro712 Medium Load Member

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    didnt have a clue, still green as grass. only 1.5yrs exp. appreciate all the input. i learn something new everyday. drive safe
     
  6. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    Not entirely true.
    For TL probably true.
     
  7. Charlie Mac

    Charlie Mac Ears On, Hammer Down

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    Look @ the section of the rankings that say "Tractors" and "Trailers". UPS & FedEx obviously have the most, but I wouldn't consider them motor carriers in the sense that you can't send a barrel of hydrochloric acid or a pallet of milk through them.

    Swift has over 18k tractors & more then 61k trailers, far more than any other carrier (Sans UPS/Fed/Ex) in the biz.
    http://www.ttnews.com/top100/for-hire/
     
  8. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    Actually that's exactly what they do 1 pallet of this or one pallet of that.
    And package stuff.

    But for Truckload... Not so much.
     
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  9. jethro712

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    sorry, it just dawned on me. i dont drive for swift, but like who i do for. drive safe
     
  10. MysticHZ

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    Swift has close to a 1000 MIllion Mile drivers ...
     
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