Swift Trainees Honking Mad

Feb 29, 2008 Full story: WREG-TV Memphis 45

“My license is suspended now and I have a flawless record. Now I have to go back to Ohio because I don't have a CDL. I quit my job to get here. On top of everything else, I have four kids to supply for.”

The company's website says business as usual and that it is not the target of a federal investigation. via WREG-TV Memphis

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Mike

Greenville, MI

#45 Feb 16, 2011
susie wrote:
I leaving MKE on Sunday for SAT for CDL training. Hope you rumor people are wrong. I quit my travel agent job a month ago to become a trucker. My husband has MS and I have to kick it up a notch to survive.
I went to the Swift "driving school" in Memphis in '07. I went to renew my CDL in Michigan today. The Secretary of State office notified me that my CDL (and 500 others in MI) was non-renewable because the "instructors" at Swift in Memphis we're never authorized by any state or federal authority to test the students for they're CDLs and therefore my CDL is null and void. My best advice to you is to go to a 3rd party HONEST driving school and get a job with a respectable company like DART or US Express! Good luck! You'll need it if you go anywhere near Swift!
HeadWorks

United States

#46 Jul 6, 2011
Sounds like about of trucker driver talk to me. Bitch Bitch Bitch.Shutup ,Drive the Truck.The dumbass from Lansing,MI.. Are you your own Attorney?? Would he like you put your case out in public??? And by the way ...QUIT giving the rest of us Michigan People a BAD Name.I think at driving school they should have taught you common sence first.
john

Lexington, SC

#47 Jul 23, 2011
Ocala driver wrote:
The BS at this terminal. Its incredible. Too many managers are tied through blood ties and drivers cant complain for fear of being fired. Look if your DM's father is the fleet manager, better keep a low profile and play the game. Too big, too impersonal...its a paycheck only and don't get personally or care any. Get your money and be ready to run. High turnover because people don't care.
i agree had the same issue so i finally had enough bs after 8 yrs and left for a better company now i put up with 100% no bs its great life is much better beyond swift , and the grass is greener on the other side of the fence
Swift Bones U2

Albany, NY

#48 Oct 18, 2011
HeadWorks wrote:
Sounds like about of trucker driver talk to me. Bitch Bitch Bitch.Shutup ,Drive the Truck.The dumbass from Lansing,MI.. Are you your own Attorney?? Would he like you put your case out in public??? And by the way ...QUIT giving the rest of us Michigan People a BAD Name.I think at driving school they should have taught you common sence first.
Should have taught you to speel oops spell no commonsense ass clown! Drive the truck for Swift or maybe Gainey Transportation-Grand Rapids,MI right in your backyard-another Swift style outfit,only on a smaller scale.Gainey declared bankruptcy but manages to continue opns under Gainey;Superservice;LCT Lester Coggins Trucking(Reefer Madness) It's true many truckers bitch;but, you will find concurrence among most expd drivers that Swift,like Gainey,does not have a good rep. Fine maybe if you are starting out new and can't get hired on anywhere else.Drive 1Yr and then leave as another Swift driver commented.Owner Operator's comments about making all that $ at Swift too funny and phony.Believe whatever you want;but,Swift still remains a poor choice for any serious O/O,except fleece-purchase:-) Drive Safe!
Swift Bones U2

Albany, NY

#49 Oct 18, 2011
john wrote:
<quoted text> i agree had the same issue so i finally had enough bs after 8 yrs and left for a better company now i put up with 100% no bs its great life is much better beyond swift , and the grass is greener on the other side of the fence
Good advice-8Yrs seems like an eternity working for an outfit like Swift.Best of luck with your new carrier.I could not agree more-life is much better beyond Swift. At least your comments are not Swift cheerleader/recruiter variety like Owner Operator claiming all the huge $$$ Swift pays him. If that were true,nobody would leave such a great company? Unfortunately,it's total BS:phony earnings.Drive Safe!

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