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Take charge and rev up your life when you start a trucking career at Swift Academy. At our truck driving school, you’ll be trained on every aspect of driving for the most powerful fleet on the road. Classes start weekly!

You can earn your CDL in as little as three weeks! Plus, qualified graduates have a job waiting for them. The best part, we have a new trainee compensation package. If you attend Swift Academy and become a trainee, you are eligible for the new higher compensation pay package.

Earning your CDL will expand your career opportunities and equip you with marketable skills in an industry that is in constant growth. Swift offers great benefits and competitive pay to our drivers. We welcome drivers into our Swift Transportation family for the long haul, helping them enjoy a lasting career. Swift is committed to you, from “hire to retire.” Join Swift’s Driving Force and be part of a company that makes a difference in the everyday lives of millions.

Three ways to apply. Call to speak with a recruiter; hit the 'Join Swift's Driving Force!' button for our short contact form, or click here: Driver Application to complete our full application. 

Earn your CDL in as little as three weeks!

We Offer:

  • Tuition reimbursement if you choose to work for Swift
  • No employment contracts
  • The latest high tech ‘Smart’ Trucks
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plans (once on-boarded as a Swift Driver)
  • Disability, life, accident and critical Illness coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K
  • Financing available for student housing
  • Bus transportation to and from the Academy
  • Veterans scholarship program
  • Paid CDL training
  • Weekly pay check once you join Swift


Swift offers more: more miles, more respect, and more pathways to drive your career further.  Many drivers find rewarding careers beyond driving, moving into shop, terminal, and office positions.  We support your career for the long haul.


Enroll at the Swift Driving Academy, and we will teach you all the necessary skills to prepare you for your Class-A Commercial Driver's License exam. Are you here from another state? We offer financing for student housing. Don’t have a car? We have bus transportation to and from the Academy.

For those that qualify, Swift offers tuition reimbursement, a scholarship program, and so much more!

Three ways to apply. Call to speak with a recruiter; hit the 'Join Swift's Driving Force!' button for our short contact form, or click here: Driver Application to complete our full application. 

For Tennessee residents:

  • The cost of tuition for the program is $3,900.00. Swift offers tuition reimbursement for eligible students who become employed drivers  at Swift. 
  • 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.
  • Swift Driving Academy is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
  • In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Swift Driving Academy , please visit

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Join Swift's Driving Force

After you earn your CDL and your training is complete, drive your career forward with Swift! Choose the right lifestyle for you with a haul that fits your needs. Swift gives you more options than any other carrier: Dry Van, Dedicated Routes, Flatbed, Heavy Haul, Intermodal, Refrigerated, Convention Services, and Express. Rev up your future with great pay, consistent freight, full benefits, paid vacation and work/life balance.


If you choose to join Swift’s Driving Force, we will reimburse you for the total cost of the Swift Academy over a period of 26 consecutive months of employment with Swift. Best of all, there are no employment contracts.


When you join Swift’s Driving Force, you join our family. After earning your CDL, we’ll match you with an experienced mentor. Together you’ll drive 200-300 hours  learning your craft. You’ll gain experience and get paid to train. We provide you with a Driver Leader for 24/7 support on the road.

Why Work For Us

1.Paid Training & Driver Mentorship

Get paid while you work with one of the best mentors in the industry. Swift matches you with a highly skilled mentor. Together you'll train 200-300 hours on the road so gain the experience to excel at your job.

2.Competitive Pay

We’re highly competitive with all players in the industry. Feel free to talk to one of our recruiters about our ambitious salaries, benefits, and medical plans.

3.Career Growth

Drive your career forward with Swift! We offer training for every position as well as continued educational opportunities. Start as a driver, move to our shop team, or advance to working in one of our many terminals. 


Experience freedom when you hit the road with Swift. Our drivers have the best views from their office windows. Find your favorite places to travel in North America while sitting in the driver's seat.

5.Work/Family Balance

Providing for your family is just as important as time spent with your family. At Swift, we believe in a work/life balance. This means we prioritize your driving schedules to support your well-deserved, and also busy, home life.

6.Advanced Technologies

Our leading edge driver technology increases efficiency and safety for you and others on the road. Swift’s goal is to get everyone home safely while making sure the equipment is the best on the road.

Life at Swift Transportation

Hear From Our Team Members

Mike Sullivan
Double Diamond Driver

“I’m delivering food that people purchase every day. As a driver, I help feed families. It is so rewarding to be a part of that cycle.”

Jay Cooley
Quadruple Diamond Driver

“As a driver mentor, there is no better feeling than when one of my trainees is graduating and doing well. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. My experiences working with new drivers has always been rewarding.”

Jeff Ayers
Quadruple Diamond Driver

“I like driving for Swift because it fits my personality better than any other job I’ve had. I compete with myself rather than with coworkers. Truck driving, especially with Swift Transportation, puts you in control of your own personal destiny.”