Welcome to the World of Trucking

Thanks for your interest in beginning an exciting new career as a truck driver with Swift Transportation. As you click around, you'll begin to see some of the many reasons why a trucking career with Swift could be the right move for you right now.

  • On the road

    Nothing compares to life out on the open road. There's unmatched freedom when you get out from behind a desk or outside of a factory and get your career in gear. Your job is constantly in motion, opening up new vistas, taking you to new places and introducing you to new people every day.

    Even more than the interesting things you'll see on the road are what you won't see—someone looking over your shoulder. Rather than a hovering boss, you'll have a Driver Manager who is committed to giving you all of the support you need to make the most of your time on the road.

  • Going home

    As varied and rewarding as life on the road may be, we understand that the real reasons you drive are all waiting for you back home. Our excellent compensation and benefits package afford you the opportunity to take great care of your family. More than that, we want you to be able to spend quality and quantity time with your family. That's why we're committed to having you home at least one day for every six on the road.

Mentor Program

Click here to find out how our mentor program can positively impact your career.

Get Your CDL So You Can Get On the Road and Start Making Good Money Right Away.

A career in trucking offers tremendous opportunities for financial rewards and professional growth. Whether you're just out of school or you're in a dead-end job, whether you're retired or even if you're looking for a job you can do with your spouse, this could be the ideal career for you. The best part is that even if you don't have previous experience, Swift can help jumpstart your career as a truck driver.

Driving Schools

To get your career in trucking rolling, a Swift Driving Academy is the place to start. Tuition for the comprehensive course is $3,900. Swift will reimburse you for the total cost of the course over the period of 26 consecutive months of employment with Swift. Swift Academies offer the following:

· Financing available for student housing
· Bus transportation to and from the Academy
· Drug screen testing
New classes start weekly

Academy Locations

Students please click the link below for the important checklist information for the Academy location you will be attending. If you have further questions, please check with your Swift Recruiter.

  • Arizona (PTDI certified course offered):

    2200 S. 75th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85043 (866) 480-8766

  • Idaho (PTDI certified course offered):

    1428 Seventh Ave. North Lewiston, ID 83501 (866) 398-8274

  • Tennessee (PTDI certified course offered):

    1940 East Brooks Road Memphis, TN 38116 (800) 914-8751

    Swift Driving Academy is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the program offered by Swift Driving Academy, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec/ and click on the Authorized Institution Data button. V.A. Benefits are accepted here. PTDI certified course offered.

  • Texas (PTDI certified course offered):

     2450 S. Business Highway 45  Corsicana, TX 75110 (903) 872-2077

  • Virginia

     2841 Charles City Rd  Richmond, VA 23231 (804) 588-5274

Giving back, one hero at a time.

Swift is offering 1,000 Full Truck Driving Academy Scholarships to Veterans.

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. is celebrating the men and women of the armed forces by offering them a new career in trucking. Swift is committed to providing career opportunities for the heroes of our country, by providing 1,000 full scholarships to Veterans to attend a Swift Academy of their choice. The transportation leader is offering full scholarships to veterans with a 1-year commitment, as well as a $1,000 tuition discount to Selective Reserves and National Guard with a 1-year commitment.

Former military personnel are a great fit for Swift because their values and work ethics align with what the company looks for in quality candidates.

Through the Swift Veterans Scholarship program, the company hopes to gain long-term, dedicated, and loyal Swift family members that can grow and develop as they help Swift on its continuous journey toward Best-in-Class. While Swift has offered partial scholarships to veterans for several years, this is the first time they are offering full scholarships.

Upon training, Swift will place trainees either in over-the-road dedicated or regional driving positions. Once an individual gets into the organization and performs effectively, there are opportunities for development into a team driver, dedicated fleet work, and the potential to become a mentor for future new drivers. At Swift, career paths can even lead to office and leadership positions.

Participants and those eligible must have been separated from service with an honorable discharge or be an active member of the Guard or Reserve to qualify for the Swift Veterans Scholarship Program. Additionally, if a National Guard or Reserve was called to active duty, they will qualify for the full Scholarship (DD-214 required for verification) Swift driving academies are located in Phoenix, AZ; Millington, TN; Corsicana, TX; and Lewiston, ID.

As the Truckload Leader, Swift Offers You the Miles to Make More Money and Some of the Best Benefits In the Business.

Because our drivers are the key contributors to our ongoing success, Swift is committed to providing for their success through an excellent compensation and benefits program that rewards excellence and ambition.


Swift offers a PPO plan that permits you to obtain care and service from any provider you choose. However, if you select "in-network" providers, your out-of-pocket expenses will be greatly reduced. Our medical plan also includes some vision coverage.

Prescription Drug Coverage

Swift offers a “no deductible” Prescription Drug (Rx) Plan. There are several levels of coverage available. For generic drugs, the co-pay is only $10. For brand name drugs, the amount you pay varies by the plan you select and the cost of the drug. Minimum and maximum charges may apply.


Taking good care of your health includes taking good care of your teeth and gums. Swift offers you the opportunity to purchase a voluntary Dental Plan, administered by Cigna that provides coverage for dental office visits and procedures, including orthodontia for children age 19 and under.


Swift continues to recognize the efforts you have made to its success and is proud to offer eligible employees a 401(k) plan. The purpose of this plan is to facilitate and assist you in planning for your retirement. Swift will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 3% of your pay.

Employee Assistance Program

Swift has contracted with ComPsych to provide employees and their families with confidential and compassionate and responsive counseling. Also, referral services (at no cost to you) to offer immediate help in resolving issues, such as marital and family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, eating disorders, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and physical abuse.

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