Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date, honest, and accurate information about various trucking companies. We know it’s easy to get information mixed up or hard to know whether or not everything the recruiters are being 100% honest. We’re pretty determined to bring transparency to this process and even the playing field between carriers and drivers.
No carrier can pay us to remove negative information from a review. The only way we will remove it is if they provide us with documentation of a policy change or if we get feedback from enough drivers to warrant an update.
That being said, if you’re a driver at one of these carriers and want to help keep this information updated and accurate, then we would love to hear from you. We’re a small team and it’s very time consuming to keep up with everything. If you want to learn more about how you can help out the community, then submit a form at the bottom of this page or use our contact page.
You may read elsewhere that Swift does not allow pets. We’re pleased to say that has changed. Swift now has a dog policy. You can request the paperwork to bring your dog on your truck with you during orientation.
Swift also allows service dogs.
It is unclear at this time whether or not there are any deposit fees for having your dog; check with your recruiter beforehand and get it in writing.
You are only allowed to have 1 rider at a time with you and they must be at least 12 years of age. If the rider is under 18, then they may not ride while school is in session.
Females cannot be knowingly pregnant and ride in the truck.
An annual $100 insurance fee is deducted via payroll deduction on a monthly basis.
Most drivers remain in the OTR division for 6 months to 1 year. Some students get lucky though. However, drivers may choose a “comfort zone” meaning that Swift will try to keep you within a 1 to 2 day trip from home and remain in an area drivers are more comfortable with.
Trainees are required to call their assigned Driver Manager at least once per week to check in and discuss the progress they are making in the training program. If you have any issues then you should bring them up then.
You may also call the main dispatch line to talk about any issues at any time. Disputes are handled on a case by case basis but you’ll get a new mentor if one is needed.
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