I went to work for swift in October of 2002. I did in fact get a good trainer. (I had a good experience). After that was done I got a driver manager Karl Thorne. (He still F*** works there). He looks like a decent person until you talk to him. I was 45 yrs old and he talked to me like I was 15 yrs old. My partner crashed the trailer on our truck and he threw me off the truck after it was repaired because I wouldn't leave right then and there. (He wanted us to leave while he was still at work (before 5 pm) even though the pre-plan gave us three days to go 1700 miles), I reported all to the Swift police and went to the Swift human relations people, who took down my information and let me die a lonely death. All my stuff was thrown on the side of the truck wash. (I Qualcommed him and said I would leave at 7 pm and that we had plenty of time to make the load time and a service failure was not in question). Nothing was done. DON'T LAUGH, HEHEHEHE..... I re-aplied two months later( I know, I am looking for punishment, however I had alot of friends that were driving from school and I truly wanted to make it in this industry) and they rehired me. I thought ok, let's try this again. (Obviously after their review they realized their shortcommings or did they?). After weeks in the East corridor (Which by the way was not made for the current size of the current eighteen wheelers), and no sight of comming home, having my son with me and threating me (Dispatch) all the time, I finally called someone and they made it right. I had to call someone that knew Jerry Moyes personnaly before the planners and driver managers could sway their minds. I got home and quit. When I was in Chicago and over three weeks on the road, they sent me back east to New York State. School was starting and I needed to get my son home. They gave me a 57 ft trailer to haul and gave me a hard time about that! Mean while my checks many were less than 50 dollars (My high was a little over 700), were few and far between. (I have a 1100.00 note on my house alone.) My driver manager (a woman) said that's just the way it is here. ***************************** Stay away from this company. They use, abuse, and deny anything that resembles something wrong. Hey all you Swift drivers = You know your in trouble when the Qualcomm goes off and they use your first name and say can you please help us!!! Tell me if I am wrong! I realize freight needs to get there but Swift continualy tried to get me to drive illegally. (Quote, " I know it is really snowy and icy out there, just go slowly and carefully") (Can you say "Black Ice?) I remember my trainer in the classroom (who works for Swift) said to remember that it was my licence not theirs on the line and to refuse. I did and now I am gone. I went from six months (3700.00 total income) to being a machinist that makes 65K a year. (This was a skill I had before 9-11 and the economy just dried up and I got laid off, so.... I wanted to make a career change,,Bad Move I guess............. Tip===== Stay home and make the money. Modern Slavery is just not where it's at. JBHunt and Schnieder are the same way. They get you away from home and use the living hell out of you. If you say no to forced dispatching they say then you " Turn in your keys NOW!!" (I said no to a 83 mile dispatch and they sent me instructions to the nearest yard (Gary In.) and said turn in your keys. See, the know they got you ( I live in Phoenix), I was lucky. I knew someone. When I got home I quit. I had a chance.
F*** Swift. If Jerry cared as much about Swift as he does the AZ Diamondbacks and the Coyotes (and his jet taxi service) his company would be top dog. By numbers he is top dog. How come he needs body guards? Hmmm....
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