Special Programs at Swift

From recognition to opportunities, Swift has you covered

Because your job should be as meaningful and enjoyable as your life, we've developed several special programs to help you get more from your time on, and off, the road. 


Rider & Dog Programs

We know that life on the road can get lonely at times – which is why we make it easy to bring someone along. With our Rider Program, you can bring a significant other, child or friend with you and get paid to travel and see the country with a loved one.

And with our Dog Program, trucking with a dog is easy. We just ask that your pup weigh 40 pounds or less, be friendly, and have proper vaccinations1.

Terminal Amenities

As a driver, our Terminals can be your home away from home. The place where you meet friendly faces, make new friends, see old ones, get a hot shower, a good meal and a little "me" time. Although our Terminal amenities vary by location – and are constantly being updated and upgraded – you can generally find:

  • Driver lounges

  • Showers

  • Bathrooms

  • Laundry facilities

  • Gyms

  • Food and Convenience Markets where you can grab a bite or small items for the road

And if you've had your dog in your truck all day, they're a great place to take a walk, burn off some energy and feed your "best friend" before the next leg of your journey.

In addition, every Terminal offers ways to take care of your truck and stay safe on the road. Each gives you something different, but some of the truck amenities available include:

  • Tire shops

  • Truck washes

  • Tractor shops

  • Trailer shops

  • Fuel islands


Veterans Scholarships & First Responders Scholarships

At Swift, we know that making a career change can be scary – and we support you. Through our Swift Salutes program, which includes our veterans CDL training scholarship (available to veterans, their spouses and dependents) you can earn your Class A CDL at no cost2. In addition, you can use your VA benefits and take advantage of our nationally approved Military Apprenticeship program.


And because we also work to honor our nation's first responders, we have opened up our full-ride scholarship program to you, too.


1Drivers should receive Terminal Leader approval for their dogs.

Swift offers a full-ride scholarship to veterans and first responders for the Swift Academy. For more information, give us a call at 888-871-3537

Hear From Our Drivers

"My dog's my best friend, it's nice having someone to keep you company on the road. When i'm gone 4-5 weeks at a time, he really makes the hard days easy. The dog policy to me is just a great thing. Having your dog on the truck when it's just you speaks a lot of volume."

Myles R

1 Year Experience

National Driver Appreciation Week

Every year from September 12-17, we celebrate all CDL Drivers with food, games, and activities at all of our Swift Terminal Locations! Drivers can come enjoy the festivities with fellow drivers and company leaders all week long. Drivers have kept our country moving in some of the most challenging times we've seen as a nation. Without you, we would not have necessities, goods, and gadgets that we enjoy and need in our day-to-day lives. We may throw a party for drivers once a year, but we celebrate drivers ALL YEAR LONG for being heroes of America!

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