Swift Transportation Company Owned Schools, Contract Schools, Entry Level Drivers

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For those who are interested in attending one of our Swift owned and operated schools, we have seven choices for you. Located in Memphis, TN; San Antonio, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Troutdale, OR; Lewiston, ID; Kansas City, MO; and Richmond, VA. They are approximately 4 weeks long and are extremely competitive in price with as little as $150 down payment and no credit check. More information about Swift owned and operated schools.

Swift also has contract schools across the U.S. Swift typically writes the contracts with the students to finance the tuition. There is a $500 to $600 housing agreement for the hotel cost if needed, which Swift will also finance. Down payment and contracts are the same as our Swift owned schools listed above and there is no credit check. List of Swift contract schools.

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Swift Transportation Entry Level Teams:

Drivers who want to come to Swift as entry level teams will each go through our 6 week training program then team together in their own truck after the 6 weeks training. Normal training pay applies. Anyone wanting to drive team can go through a 4 x 4 program. This means they will each go through 4 weeks with a trainer (earning $350 / for 2 weeks, then $400 / week for 2 weeks) then after 4 weeks they will get into their own truck, drive together, and begin earning team pay ($.32 cpm team split). Team split means that the truck earns 32 cpm, each driver getting paid 16 cents per mile for all the miles the truck runs no matter who is driving.

Free Spouse Training. Swift also offers a free Spouse Training Program for husbands and wives who wish to drive together. In order to qualify for this program a copy of the marriage certificate has to be provided to Swift.

Swift Tuition Reimbursement
If you went to a Swift approved school and you are responsible to repay your loan for school, Swift can help. We offer tuition reimbursement for up to $5,000 as long as you are a full time company driver for Swift.

Swift Apprentice Program (approx. first 60 days)
Swift Transportation Company has an excellent advanced apprenticeship program for driving school graduates and drivers with less than 90 days of over-the-road experience.
A Driver Services representative will be your contact for any issues you may have during you first 60 days. You will meet this person during orientation and will communicate with them throughout the start of your career with Swift.

You will drive with a qualified Mentor pulling actual loads and earning student pay while learning the Swift system. Training time currently is 6 weeks with a Certified Mentor. Pay is $350 per week for the first 2 weeks, then $400 for weeks 3-4, and finally $500 for weeks 5-6.

Swift utilizes both male and female Mentors, an apprentice driver always has the option of training with the first available Mentor or waiting until a Mentor of the same gender becomes available.

Once you complete the 6 weeks of apprenticeship and pass your final road test you will get the keys to your own truck and be ready to go- Swift Transportation Company Driver Information

Swift Mentor / Owner Operator (available at 6 month anniversary)
On your 6 month anniversary many things become available for you as a driver for Swift.

  • Your first raise happens on your 6 month anniversary
  • You become eligible to become a Certified Mentor for the company and increase your earnings potential by as much as 33%, while mentoring others to become successful members of the Swift driving force.
  • You become eligible for the lease purchase program and become your own boss
  • You have met the 6-month requirement to join the 401K program
  • Around this time Swiftís dedicated fleets will be looking for you to drive in their fleet. Only drivers who exhibit professional skills and attitude are promoted to these positions.

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A career in trucking offers tremendous opportunities for financial rewards and professional growth. Whether youíre just out of school or youíre in a dead-end job, whether youíre retired or even if youíre 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 donít have previous experience, Swift can help jumpstart your career as a truck driver.

To get your career in trucking rolling, a Swift Driving Academy is the place to start. Tuition for the comprehensive 23-day 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. There is a non-refundable sitting fee of $150 due on your first day of class. Your tuition includes the following:

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  • 207-hour course
  • Student housing
  • Bus transportation to and from the Academy
  • All study materials and testing
  • Physical, Workwell, and drug screen testing
  • All license fees

New classes start every Wednesday at each location. For complete program details, contact the Swift Driving Academy nearest you.

For students from Pennsylvania, North Carolina or South Carolina, please check with your Swift recruiter, as special permit requirements exist.

Choose a Swift Transportation Company Owned School Location nearest you:

2200 S. 75th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85043

1428 7th Avenue North
Lewiston, ID 83501

1775 Universal Ave. Room #2081
Kansas City, MO 64120

2021 N.W. Sundial Rd.
Troutdale, OR 97060

7965 Veterans Pkwy, Suite 107
Millington, TN 38053

5348 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220

3900 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

6110 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Richmond, VA 23234

Swift Transportation Contract Schools
Tuition Reimbursement program for Swift Contract Schools

Participating Schools:

  • SWIFT DRIVING ACADEMY- Memphis TN; San Antonio, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Troutdale, OR; Lewiston, ID; Kansas City, MO; Richmond, VA
  • Truck Driving Academy (Sacramento, CA)
  • Diesel Truck Driver Training
  • Fort Scott Community College (Fort Scott, KS)
  • Fox Valley Technical Institute (Appleton, WI)
  • Transport Training (Newberry, SC)
  • National Transportation Driver Training Centers
  • Ogden-Weber Technical  (Ogden, UT)
  • Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Millennium Trucking Academy (Salt Lake City, UT)

If you Finance:

  • Loan amount $3,900
  • Interest Free
  • 13 payments @ $300.00 each month
  • Swift will pay $150 each month through tuition reimbursement; in addition the driver will also pay $150 each month for a total payment of $300.00 each month. The loan will be repaid in 13 months and the tuition reimbursement will continue at $150 each month until driver receives $3,900.00.
  • Seat Reservation Fee $150 (NON-REFUNDABLE/CASH ONLY)

Cash price:

  • $3,900.00
    $3900 to be refunded after service as a full-time driver for Swift

*Tuition Reimbursement ceases to all parties upon termination


  • Swift Transportation will reimburse the driver $150.00 per month. Driver will receive tuition reimbursement payment after completion of the Finishing Program. The maximum loan amount reimbursed not to exceed $5,000.00.
  • The payments of the loan are the driverís responsibility. Swift will not call the school or finance company if driver loan is past due for any reason.
  • Swift Transportation will reimburse only the principle portion of any tuition loan. Any interest, penalties or other charges shall be the responsibility of the employee.
  • Reimbursement of the tuition shall be suspended during the period of time that the employee is on medical leave, personal leave, workers compensation leave, or suspended from driving. Reimbursement of tuition shall resume upon reinstatement of full time active driver status as an employee for Swift Transportation.
  • Reimbursement ceases to all parties upon termination of employment with Swift Transportation.
  • The driver will be required to produce a copy of promissory note in order to receive tuition reimbursement.

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