Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Carrier Info

Swift Transportation was founded in 1966 for transporting imported steel through the ports of Los Angeles to Arizona and Arizona cotton for export back through to Southern California. Swift maintains a network of more than 40 full-service terminals, across USA and Mexico. Swift owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico based carrier. It offers border crossing services at all major Mexican border crossings. Swift is unquestionably the largest full-truckload motor carrier in North America. The company uses late model Freightliner and Volvo tractor, in its fleet of more than 25000 trucks and around 800 trailers.  The freight types include dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and intermodal services, while routes are local, regional, dedicated, OTR, Line-haul and intermodal.

Just like aggressive growth opportunities for the company’s operations, the recruitment and training strategies for drivers are made with immense attention, at Swift. The company believes in getting, training and retaining the best drivers through highly competitive pay scales and career development opportunities.

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Trucking Jobs Available At Swift Transportation

Identified through company’s own website and other reliable online resources, following truck driving jobs are offered by Swift Transportation:

  • OTR (Experienced/Inexperienced Drivers, solo/Teams)
  • Owner operator

Swift Transportation Pay Scale

  • OTR:

On average, first year dry van drivers earn $41,110 annually.

Team dry van drivers, in their third year can earn roughly $88,710. $4,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers. The pay does gradually increase year by year, based on performance, safety and experience.

The average driver for the company will earn between $800 and $1000 per week. But, bonuses and compensation will boost the average salary of $40,000 a year up to the $50,000 a year mark.

  • Owner Operator:


Mileage Band     OO Pay/Loaded Mile     OO Pay/Empty Mile

0 – 24                       2.553                         1.075

25 – 99                     1.803                         1.075

100 – 149                 1.283                         1.075

150 – 199                 1.223                         1.075

200 – 249                 1.203                         1.075

250 – 499                 1.183                         1.075

500 – 799                 1.143                         1.075

800 +                       1.123                         1.075

Additional Perks for drivers working at Swift Transportation

  • Medical plans
  • Prescription drug plans
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • safety milestone bonuses
  • Dedicated routes
  • Longevity bonus: contractors who stay continuously leased on with Swift receive a progressive bonus per mile after the first three years of service
  • Base plate licensing and permits are provided
  • $35 for each additional drop/pick on multi-stop loads (after the first)
  • 100% of lumpers fees, if required, are paid
  • Contractors are insured while under dispatch by Swift Transportation
  • Tolls are reimbursed

Swift Transportation Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must hold/have held a valid U.S. driver’s license for at least 12 months
  • No DWI or DUI convictions within the past five years
  • No major preventable accidents within the past twelve months
  • No reckless driving convictions in the last three years in a personal or commercial vehicle
  • Able to pass a DOT physical and drug test
  • Must be at least 21 years old

Swift Transportation Hiring Areas

Swift Transportation hires drivers out of all 48 states:

AL / AR / AZ / CA / CO / CT / DE / FL / GA / ID / IL / IN / IA / KS / KY / LA / ME / MD / MA / MI / MN / MS / MO / MT / NE / ND / NV / NH / NJ / NM / NY / NC / ND / OH / OK / OR / PA / RI / SC / SD / TN / TX / UT / VT / VA / WA / WV / WI / WY.

Swift Transportation Equipment

Swift uses late model Freightliner and Volvo tractor, in its fleet of more than 25000 trucks and around 800 trailers.

Freightliner  Peterbilt  International  Kenworth  Volvo  Mack

volvo trucks

international trucks

Swift Transportation Orientation Process

The 3 days orientation is paid, in terms of lodging, breakfast and lunch. It is based on medical and drug test, and informative training sessions along with OTR training.

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