SWIFT Fires you for running over a bee!

by Sean Obrien
(Tampa, Florida, USA)

one night backing into a shippers DOC...I bumped the doc a little harder then normal...(over tried and close to my 34 hr re start) any way...the shipping manager came out and said I ran over the rain gutter downspout with my trailer...


I went around to the passenger rear side of the trailer and said that can not be possible since my trailer tandems where slid forward 6 feet away from the rear of the trailer...he insisted I did -and wrote it on the BOL...So I had to report it.

Swift safety manager asked me if I got out and looked...I said yes...He said then why did you write it on the qualcomm notes GOAL...since you did not it is a preventable accident.

the 2nd one was at a TA truck stop...I was 7 mins. from being in my HOS violation and was not finding a place to shut down for my 10 hr break, after going to 3 rest stops that were full and 2 other truck stops...I drove into the TA in Kansas...With only 2 mins left...I parked next to 3 other trucks in un marked no parking spot.

I shut down and did some paper work and jumped into the sleeper for the night...about an hr later my truck was bumped by another truck backing up...he hit the trailers skirting on the drivers side...I got out as he did...he pulled off the skirting and there was no damages to either vehicle...

2 senior Swift trainers drivers appeared out of no where...one said I needed to report this incident even though it was not me at fault.
The driver that hit me...stated i was going to shoot my self in the foot for reporting it...Since there was no damages to either of our trucks.

About then a security guard heard about what happened and asked if we needed the police to file accident report...The driver that hit my trailers skirting said no, there's no damages, no bodily injuries. But the Swift senior trainer, mentor...said I had too.

So I did my good deed and reported the incident...well what happens next is UN believable..

A couple of days go by and I am at a TA ...Another Swift driver & his Team Driver banged on my door as I am on a 10hr break...He said dispatch wants us to take your truck from you- and you need to get all your stuff off tonight..including your dogs stuff ...

I contacted Swift dispatch and inquired on what is going on...they said i was being terminated for the second incident, because it was preventable since I was parked in a no parking spot...if i had not been there...no accident would of happened.

I should of listened to my grandfathers first rule...
"NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED"
Now I am blacked balled from all trucking company's..even though I had a 99% on time pickup and delivery...Swift is Micro Managing simple safety issue that are not serious crashes...and ruining my career.

NO GOOD DEED GOES UN PUNISHED>>>ONLY THE DISHONEST MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD>

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May 25, 2017
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Screw the big guys NEW
by: Anonymous

Screw Swift. Screw Werner. Screw all the big companies I flip Werner off every time I'm on the I80 in Omaha. You've got to remember one thing when thinking about these big companies. I'm a truck driver. I went to college, but started driving a truck cause I hate corporate America. These companies were formed by a truck driver. Truck drivers, God love em, and god love the founders, are uneducated. It really shows in most trucking companies. Is it a good practice to fire drivers after 2 minor incidents? Maybe, maybe not, but the corporate culture there that was created by the founders, who never had any education in scientific business practices thought it was a good idea to create policies that intimidate the driver into performing well. It doesn't work well, but that's what the corporation wants and the guy at the top is won't change because he never got any formal education and doesn't think he needs to to run a trucking co.

One trucking I know about has bulletproof glass between the drivers and dispatch. The drivers can NEVER have a face to face convo. with the drivers or management. Rather than fix the reason why they needed to install this glass in the first place, they just left it there. All this dies is make drivers think that management fears them, which they do. And it makes you want to quit. An uneducated idiot decided to put the glass up between drivers and dispatchers. That guy's name is CL Werner.

Mar 09, 2017
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SO WHAT IM FUCKING TRYING NEW
by: Anonymous

I was a trainer for swift had a whopping 30 students come across my truck and in which only 4 graduated so they took my trainer badge because I would not pass everybody I was dispatched out of the Syracuse NY terminal swift is a shit company I was a lease operator with them there were times they tried to stop me from leaving needless to say they had to change a few of there gates lol u my friend are not black balled they always say on DAC N.A.F.R.H (NOT AVAILABLE FOR REHIRE) that's there way of trying to Fuck drivers over as if they don't do it enough and for any of you swiftys reading my post if u guys had half a brain you would leave swift and never look back

Feb 12, 2017
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If I Can find a Trucking Job, You Can Too
by: Sassie Cassie

I had a serious accident last summer when I worked for Schneider. I was terminated for it and thought I was finished as a trucker. Celadon hired me. You might want to try them as well. $100,000 accident and a failure to control ticket. Slid on a wet road.

Jan 06, 2017
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Blackballed? No you're not.
by: Anonymous

The Swift mentor that told you to report it is a jerk and should have minded his own business.

Try these; do the online applications then make a phone call tomorrow and say "I'm checking on my job application:
Florida Beauty Express/
Abilene Motor Express/
TransAm/

Dec 25, 2016
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Bee? What bee?
by: Anonymous

Where was the part where you ran over a bee?

Dec 21, 2016
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No worry
by: Anonymous

No worry brother SWIFT is a piece of shit company
to work for anyways keep applying elsewhere your not blackkballed....

Oct 31, 2016
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Want to haul cars ?
by: Ohio Road Warrior

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Oct 20, 2016
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Good deed
by: Shannyshacker

Do the next best thing get your own truck and auth. and do it your self. PEE ON Single White Idiot Female Trucking (swift pee you)

Oct 20, 2016
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ridiculous...
by: roy silva

typical of the abuses of drivers I am hearing about out there...you sound like a good guy, maybe you should have bugged out on em and told them to get fucked...probably still have your job...lmao..backwards logic? reverse psychology? time to chant...WE HATE THE NWO...all these corporate assholes out there. whole industry has gone down the shitter man...and every company has lots of finks and rat types that wouldnt last two seconds on the cell block,..lol

Sep 29, 2016
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Sep 02, 2016
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BlackBalled?
by: Anonymous

so i,ve had incidents my self does this mean your blackballed whats the deal, IM brand new my company ran me into the dirt when i Wouldn't drive for their trainer anymore he was just grabbing my miles. 600 a day.

Aug 21, 2016
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Any incidents
by: Anonymous

They hold against you. Like that at all companies.
PS Swift sucks

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