Student Truck Driver - Get your CDL in as little as 3 weeks at Swift Academy!

    Hiring Positions:
    • Student / Recent Grad
    Hiring States:
    • AL
    • AR
    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • DE
    • IA
    • IL
    • KS
    • LA
    • MD
    • MI
    • MO
    • MS
    • NE
    • NJ
    • NM
    • NV
    • PA
    • TN
    • TX
    • UT
    • WY

    Job Overview

    Earn your CDL in just 3 weeks with the Swift Driving Academy. Qualified graduates have a job waiting for them. The best part is that we have a new trainee compensation package exclusively for CDL trainees in your area. If you attend Swift Academy and become a trainee at one of the eleven designated terminals, you are eligible for the new higher compensation pay package. At Swift, you'll be trained on every aspect of truck driving for the most powerful fleet on the road. As North America’s Largest Full Truckload Carrier, we offer incredible benefits, like a 401k and paid vacation as well as great pay to the drivers that make us a respected force on the road.

    Once you start down the road with Swift, we don’t leave you hanging. After CDL graduation, we offer Paid CDL Training, so you can get right down to work and to being paid. For those that qualify, Swift offers tuition reimbursement, a scholarship program and so much more!




    • Get industry-leading training when you enroll at the Swift Driving Academy. We will teach you all the necessary skills to prepare you for your Class A Commercial Driver's License exam.
    • Tuition Reimbursement—Swift will reimburse you for the total cost of the course over a period of 26 consecutive months of employment with Swift.
    • Financing available for student housing
    • Bus transportation to and from the Academy provided
    • Tuition Scholarships
    • Veterans Scholarship Program
    • New classes start weekly!
    • Job Placement with Swift Transportation
    • Paid CDL Training for Recent CDL Graduates
      (200-300 hours behind the wheel with a Swift Mentor while you earn good pay)


    • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug plans
    • 401k
    • Paid Vacation
    • High Tech Equipment
    • Paid Weekly
    • Work/Life Balance


    • Disability
    • Life
    • Group Accident
    • Critical Illness


    • Be 21 years or older
    • Have a good driving record in the last 5 years
    • Employment subject to Background Screening

    Apply by Phone:

    Call (866) 721-8957 to speak with a Swift Recruiter

    Payment Options:
    • Paid Weekly
    • Retirement Plan / 401k
    • Lay Over Pay
    • Vacation Pay
    • Fuel Surcharge
    Other Benefits:
    • No-Touch Freight: 90%
    • Lease Purchase Program
    • 24/7 Dispatch Available
    • Paperless Logs
    • Pet Policy
    • Health Insurance
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Plan
    • Est. Miles A Week: 2,751 - 3,000
    • Orientation Length: 2 days
    • Satellite Communications: Qualcomm
    General Information about Swift Transportation
    Established in: 1969 (49 years ago)
    Type of Company: Public
    Number of employees: 10,000 - 14,999
    Number of company trucks: 20,000+
    Number of trucking owner operators: 100 - 249

    About Swift Transportation:

    Swift transportation is now the largest publicly held truckload carrier in the U. S. We have been in business since 1965. Swift has grown an average of 23% every year for the past 12 years. We offer excellent pay and benefits. Our 401k is the best in the industry.

    Truck Driver Requirements
    • Minimum Age: 21
    • License Classes: A
    • OTR Exp: None Required
    • OTR Exp in last 5 years: None Required - [List in Job Profile]
    • Local Exp: Not Relevant
    • Endorsements Required: None

    Equipment Types (and experience required):
    • Dry Van
    • Flatbed

    Violations Accepted:
    • DUI Policy: Must be before Mar 18, 2013
    • Felony Policy: Will Consider
    • Moving Violations: 3 in the last 3 years
    • Reckless Driving Violations: 0 in the last 3 years
    • Preventable Accidents: 1 in the last 3 years