Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation was started in 1966 with one truck by Jerry Moyes. His Aunt Sally tells the story about Jerry when he was 7 years old and playing outside with a toy truck and trailer. She told him he looked like he was having fun. He looked at her and said “One day I’m going to have 100 of these trucks!”

Swift has grown to be one of the largest trucking companies in the world, with a fleet of more than 17,000 tractors and 48,000 trailers. They maintain a network of 40 terminals in 24 states.

Swift Transportation has employment opportunities for new drivers fresh out of truck driving school as well as drivers with experience. You can choose to drive a dry van, a refrigerated trailer (also called a reefer), or a flatbed. Owner operators are encouraged to work with Swift by offering them generous discounts on fuel, tires, insurance and service.

If you’re brand-new to trucking, they also have their own truck driving school called Swift Academy. Tuition is $3900 and Swift will reimburse you for the total cost of tuition. This is accomplished over a period of 26 months of consecutive employment with Swift.


If you are a veteran, you may qualify for a full scholarship to the Swift Academy of your choice. Selected Reserves and National Guard members can receive a $1000 tuition discount with a one-year commitment to drive with Swift.

In addition to a paycheck, Swift transportation provides its employees with medical, dental and prescription drug coverage. There are also counseling services available at no cost. Eligible employees can also participate in a 401(k) plan in which Swift will match contributions dollar for dollar up to 3% of your pay.

For more information you can visit their website at http://SwiftTrans.com. Corporate offices are located here:

Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
2200 S. 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85043

You can apply online here: http://www.joinswift.com/apply-now.html


You can also apply by phone by calling a recruiter:

Eastern Division (East of The Mississippi River)

1-866-902-0940 Toll-Free
1-800-231-5209 Toll-Free

Western Division (West of The Mississippi River)

1-866-902-2043 Toll-Free
1-866-333-8801 Toll-Free

Here’s a list of a few alternative options that our readers are often interested in:

2 Responses to “Swift Transportation”

  1. Jeremy Parker says:

    I was in the Navy. How do I get that full scholarship from Swift?

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