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WE ARE THE DRIVERS OF AMERICAN LIFE

No matter what drives you – a passion for the open road, career independence or financial security – Swift has the driving opportunities for you. Swift Transportation is a powerful force on the road with more than 16,000 trucks, 60,000 trailers and 16,000 company drivers. And while we’re busy making a difference in the everyday lives of millions, we’re dedicated to delivering success to you. Join Swift’s Driving Force today for a career that goes the long haul.

Class A Permit Classes

Class A Permit Classes

Swift offers permit classes in select states across the nation. This 5 day class is optional and is geared to help you obtain your Class A permit so that you can easily transition to the Swift Academy. Classes being every Monday. Please give a recruiter a call so we can get you scheduled!

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Swift Academy tuition program is designed to help you earn your Class A CDL with nearly no upfront cost and no credit checks! Swift will cover the upfront cost of tuition. Once you begin earning your own income as a Swift Driver, you would pay us back for that cost through installments out of your paycheck. If you stay with us long enough, we would actually pay you back for those installments, so eventually, tuition has the potential of being free! A Swift recruiter can provide more details.

Work/Family Balance

Work/Family Balance

Spending time with your family is just as important as providing for them financially. Swift believes in a solid work/life balance. So we prioritize driving schedules that support your family’s busy and changing lifestyle.

Career Growth

Career Growth

Swift lets you drive your career forward with training for every position, as well as continued educational opportunities. Start as a driver, become a mentor, or advance to working in one of our many terminals. 

Competitive Pay

Competitive Pay

We’ve increased our over-the-road pay PLUS added a bonus plan that allows you to earn up to an additional $3,000 in your first 6 months of driving OTR Dry Van, Refrigerated or Flatbed! First year drivers can earn between $50,000-$60,000, and after 6 months you qualify to participate in our Driver Ranking to earn even more.

Military Apprenticeship Program

Military Apprenticeship Program

Swift is nationally approved for the Military Apprenticeship Program. If you have these benefits, which include the GI Bill, use them to your advantage and get paid on the job CDL training.

SWIFT HAS THE FUTURE YOU WANT

Swift Perks

SWIFT CDL SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Dedicated Routes
Driving Ranking Program
Latest High Tech 'Smart' Trucks
Tuition Reimbursement
Work/life Balance

Swift Perks

SWIFT CDL SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Colombus, OH
Corsicana, TX
Jurupa Valley, CA
Kansas City, MO
Lewiston, ID
Memphis, TN

Inver Grove Heights, MN
Phoenix, AZ
Richmond, VA
Waco, GA
Menasha, WI
West Valley City, UT

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Driving Opportunities

As an experienced CDL-A Driver, you want the rewards of a successful career. Swift delivers more miles, more loads and more pathways to expand your career than any other carrier. We offer various hauls. Choose the one that fits you best!

Dry Van

It's the classic 53' trailer. Most freight is no-touch, drop, hook and go! Over-the-road and dedicated opportunities available.

Dedicated

Would you rather be home more often? Our customers keep us moving! We have a wide variety of dedicated opportunities that offer consistent freight and home time. At least 3 months experience required.

Flatbed

Looking to launch your CDL career to the next level? Give yourself the edge, stay competitive, and earn more by joining a specialized team as a Flatbed driver! Additional training, over-the-road, and dedicated opportunities available.

Heavy Haul

Be in it for the long haul with our heavy haul. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, we have the opportunities for you! Premium pay is offered on this fleet.

Intermodal

From the road to the rails, Intermodal gives you consistent freight and set schedules while keeping you close to home. Per load incentives and weekend mileage bonuses are also offered in this fleet. Furthermore, 99% of the freight is no-touch!

Ocean Container

Do you like staying by the water? From the ports to the road - Ocean Containers give you consistent freight close to the water. Dedicated opportunities available.

Refrigerated

Cool opportunities reside in this fleet. Our temperature controlled trailers offer Drivers consistent freight and miles. This fleet also has the most dedicated opportunities available!

Swift Express

Express drivers are home daily hauling freight on short routes. Join this fleet for an eased driving experience!

Dry Van

Dry Van

It's the classic 53' trailer. Most freight is no-touch, drop, hook and go! Over-the-road and dedicated opportunities available.

Dedicated

Dedicated

Would you rather be home more often? Our customers keep us moving! We have a wide variety of dedicated opportunities that offer consistent freight and home time. At least 3 months experience required.

Flatbed

Flatbed

Looking to launch your CDL career to the next level? Give yourself the edge, stay competitive, and earn more by joining a specialized team as a Flatbed driver! Additional training, over-the-road, and dedicated opportunities available.

Heavy Haul

Heavy Haul

Be in it for the long haul with our heavy haul. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, we have the opportunities for you! Premium pay is offered on this fleet.

Intermodal

Intermodal

From the road to the rails, Intermodal gives you consistent freight and set schedules while keeping you close to home. Per load incentives and weekend mileage bonuses are also offered in this fleet. Furthermore, 99% of the freight is no-touch!

Ocean Container

Ocean Container

Do you like staying by the water? From the ports to the road - Ocean Containers give you consistent freight close to the water. Dedicated opportunities available.

Refrigerated

Refrigerated

Cool opportunities reside in this fleet. Our temperature controlled trailers offer Drivers consistent freight and miles. This fleet also has the most dedicated opportunities available!

Swift Express

Swift Express

Express drivers are home daily hauling freight on short routes. Join this fleet for an eased driving experience!

Our Fleet is Top of the Line

Swift partners with some of the industry’s top manufacturers, using late-model Freightliner and Volvo tractors – 92% of which are less than five years old.

Swift has more to offer

Driver Ranking Bonus

We reward our drivers based on their miles driven, commitment to safety, on-time deliverables, low customer service failure rate and total day of employment.

Military Benefits Program

Swift is nationally approved for the Military Apprenticeship Program. If you have these benefits, which include the GI Bill, use them to your advantage and get paid on the job CDL training.

Dog Policy

Drivers can now bring man’s best friend on the road with them. Dogs must be under 40 pounds, non-aggressive and have proof of proper vaccinations.

Hear From Our Team

 

My best memory was going back to the DMV and getting my permit. Seeing myself on that little card was awesome. Swift's permit class helped me out a lot! "

Fernando

Academy Student

 

It's always about getting to the next level: driving, shifting, braking (smoothly). It has all been quite fun!"

Mark

Academy Student and Veteran

 

The experience has been great! The instructors help you a lot. When I came here I knew nothing about trucks, and now i know so much."

Carlos

Phoenix Academy Student

FAQS

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Tennessee Transferability Disclosure Statement

Credits earned at Swift Driving Academy may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Swift Driving Academy. You should obtain confirmation that Swift Driving Academy will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Swift Driving Academy to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Swift Driving Academy prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Swift Driving Academy to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Swift Driving Academy if you enroll in another educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Swift Driving Academy and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer credits earned at Swift Driving Academy before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

How much money do I need to bring to Swift Academy?

We suggest you bring enough money to cover meals and the cost for your CDL, which depends on your state. Check with your recruiter on the specifics!

Am I hired after graduating from the Swift Academy?

You are eligible for hire upon graduation if you meet our hiring criteria at that time.

How long is the Swift Academy?

The program is 3 weeks long. If you choose to attend the permit class, it is an additional week. Note that time to graduation depends on completion of testing.

Will I be paid during the Academy?

We do not compensate during your time in the Academy.

Where are the Swift Academies located?

We have schools located across the country! Aside from Florida, North Dakota, South Dakota, and some upper east states, we would send you to the school nearest you, transportation on us!

Does Swift offer tuition reimbursement?

We do! In order to qualify we require documentation. A Swift recruiter will let you know exactly what you need!

Am I on a contract once completing the Swift Academy?

The only commitment at Swift is to your career. We do not participate in employment contracts. However, we do have a financial agreement for Academy costs.

How much is the Swift Academy?

Swift Academy tuition is $3,900. Housing is optional at an additional $750. After one year of employment, tuition is fully reimbursed. We do not do credit checks! A Swift recruiter can give you more details.

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