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Jimmy B

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The Swift Questions Thread
« on: May 11, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »
I thought I'd start a thread on general questions about swift, maybe the folks in the know can answer the asked questions.

First Question:

I was out for a couple of hours today taking truck pictures. It was at a location were only westbound trucks could be photographed, so I didn't get a photo. Anyway, heading east was a Swift flat bed, Is it a seperate operating unit from the dry-van operation?

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The Swift Questions Thread
« on: May 11, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »

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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 01:19:55 AM »
Not an insiders view Jimmy but i dug up some info about the flatbed division for you. Hope this helps a bit. :|


                                                     http://www.swifttrans.com/c-clamp.aspx?id=254

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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 05:12:02 AM »
I would like to know if Swift is still adding new trailers to the fleet. swift#1 said last month, that he saw a 085002. Has anyone seen anything higher than that?
I asked my Driver Manager for you Mike..He says we Wont get more till some of the older trls get traded in.....
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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 10:51:25 AM »
Was it a Swift flatbed tractor trailer or a truck and trailer unit?  When I was out west in 2006 I saw many truck and trailer combos and doubles units heading west.  I occasionally see drop decks and covered wagons up here, but never anything like what I saw in Arizona.
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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 08:19:05 AM »
Not an insiders view Jimmy but i dug up some info about the flatbed division for you. Hope this helps a bit. :|


                                                     http://www.swifttrans.com/c-clamp.aspx?id=254

Thanks a lot Charlie, that answered a bunch of questions.

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The Swift Questions Thread: Drayage Agent
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 08:23:01 AM »
The other day I saw what looked like a drayage truck-tractor hauling a Swift container, probably out of Stockton, CA. Does Swift use drayage agents to pick-up and deliver their containers?

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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 10:17:21 AM »
The other day I saw what looked like a drayage truck-tractor hauling a Swift container, probably out of Stockton, CA. Does Swift use drayage agents to pick-up and deliver their containers?

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There's a red White/GMC twin screw daycab that I occassionally see pulling Swift containers around here.  I'm not sure if they're a drayage agent or a mail contractor though... :|
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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 01:32:53 PM »
There's a red White/GMC twin screw daycab that I occassionally see pulling Swift containers around here.  I'm not sure if they're a drayage agent or a mail contractor though... :|

Yes,swift has some companies know to pull containers pull ours...on the east coast swift pulls some of their own..and most of the time its a company called Eagle...but I have no idea what happens in the rest of the country. :?
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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 06:49:18 PM »
Yes,swift has some companies know to pull containers pull ours...on the east coast swift pulls some of their own..and most of the time its a company called Eagle...but I have no idea what happens in the rest of the country. :?

only a handful haul conatainers in california......

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Re: The Swift Questions Thread
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