Swift Transportation Company, Inc.
Swift Transportation Entry Level Drivers
For those who are interested in attending one of our Swift owned and operated schools, we have two choices for you. One is located in Memphis, TN and the other is located in San Antonio, TX. Both 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.
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 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 Swifts 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.