Ways swift can lower turnover rate

Discussion in 'Swift' started by ronjeremyjr, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. JOHNQPUBLIC

    JOHNQPUBLIC Road Train Member

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    If that was referring to my post I was just pointing out to the poster who has repeated several times that Swift's margins are low that many carriers like Swift are the same. They are no different.
     
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  3. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Ok, serious question for @Moosetek13..

    Does Swift offer any benefits to a driver that has been with them for a few years? Like a 401k? I'm sure health insurance is offered, but what about eye, dental?

    I only ask because I'm curious, and their website is rather vague about their pay and benefits.

    One thing I'll give Swift credit for is they seem to have the freight to haul.
     
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  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    yes the offer you health, eye,and dental.
    not sure about 401k.
    but you pay for the benefits
     
  5. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    I don’t work for swift, but know a few who do. One thing they like about swift? They can turn down loads with no repercussions. Like almost all they want, within reason. The company I work for? Been here 1.5 years and to date haven’t turned down a single load. It’s not an option. You run anywhere they tell you.
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You pay part for the insurance, but Swift pays most of it.
    What you pay depends on which plan you choose.

    And there is a 401k.
     
  7. ronjeremyjr

    ronjeremyjr Light Load Member

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    That’s one of the few things I do like about them however there have been repercussions.
     
  8. infox

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    I believe they also offer reimbursement for college education
     
  9. RaidersBaby77

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    I just talked to a recruiter today and he said your get 30 days after 6 months. WTF?
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I get $1800 per year. Unless it has been increased this year that is the maximum any driver can get.
    And it certainly isn't after 6 months. You need a full year to get paid vacation, which is paid around your hire date date each year as a separate check.
     
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  11. LarryTX

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    After 6 months of employment, you can take 30 days personal leave per calendar year, unpaid. For many drivers, myself included, this is a big perk and I've had no trouble getting mine when I needed it. Vacation pay is different.
     
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