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Old 07-19-2010, 11:44 PM
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Default Equipment at Swift

I'm headed back to Swift this July/August. Has the company upgraded its equipment recently, or are they still using Volvo tractors
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:20 AM
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Volvo, Freightliner, KW
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:26 AM
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you forgot international's
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:56 AM
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Yep I see Volvo, KW, Freighshaker, and Internationals. I don't see a bad truck really in their fleet they all seem to be in pretty decent shape depending on the driver of course. I started in a 88' Freightliner Cabover with no AC or Radio so I wouldn't complain about a brand new Volvo.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:33 AM
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:12 AM
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Celadon has a couple of the Lonestars, but they're technically not Celadon's trucks. International 'loaned' them to Celadon for testing purposes. They have the new engines and such. International is responsible for the maintenance on them.

BTW - the Lonestar's are *UGLY* trucks in all white.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:35 PM
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i think they're downright ugly no matter what color they are.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:03 PM
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Aha! A brand-new International parked in front of headquarters at Phoenix yard. Excellent recruiting tool, but is this something to be expected?
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:59 PM
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Aha! A brand-new International parked in front of headquarters at Phoenix yard. Excellent recruiting tool, but is this something to be expected?
think those arrow nosed internationals are FUGLY.

as far as swifts equipment. I think they've got some of the best trucks (again, based on the driver). But overall, its good equipment. I'm in my 2nd Volvo (new in Feb. 2009) and haven't had any major issue with the trucks. the 2005 Volvo i started with, had 530,000 miles on it...and never once had a major breakdown issue with it. Compare them to Schneider or JB Hunt, and you'll find some REALLY jacked up looking trucks. Orange duck tape, missing bumpers....

i think one thing Swift could do, is cut down on all the different makes of trucks. Go with all Volvo, KW or Freightliner. This will cut down on all the diffferent starters, wiring harness', oil filters, etc. on hand thus cutting down on overhead in all the shops.
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