Swift Transportation Near Me

August 9, 2023

Swift transportation near me is one of the largest full truckload motor carriers in North America. It has over forty full service terminals across the United States and Mexico. It also owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico based trucking company. It is estimated that the company transports a minimum of 3 million loads each year.

The Swift Trucking Academy is an excellent place to start a career in trucking for those who are new to the industry. The school offers company sponsored CDL training as well as tuition assistance for students who have already attended other CDL schools. The school requires a commitment of 22 weeks, which is standard for most trucking schools. In addition to the classroom and backing pad training, students will receive hands on driving experience in a Swift truck.

Although the starting pay is a bit lower than the industry average, drivers will earn 5 raises in their first year with the company. In addition, they are offered load and unload pay, breakdown pay, detention pay, and deferral pay.

While the positive press for Swift is true, their negative press occurs mainly due to the sheer number of people they hire and then fail miserably. Truck driving is not an easy profession, and it is unfortunate that many of the “epic fails” seen on TikTok are due to poor trucker training, rather than being due to any fault of the company itself. There are plenty of other examples, but these get the most attention due to social media.


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