Recent Graduate? Start your career with our entry-level truck driving jobs

Swift can show you why we’re the best trucking company for new drivers

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Beginner Truck Driving Jobs

Entering the workforce in any industry can be challenging – and at Swift, we understand that. But we believe in new drivers, recent grads, and truck driver trainees. That's why we have programs in place to help you get a job and the experience you need to move your career forward – all while making a great wage.

If you're like many new truck drivers, you've probably already discovered that most companies require you to have experience in order to get a job. But experience is hard to come by if you don't have a job. It's a classic Catch 22.

By giving new and inexperienced truck drivers jobs and mentors, who will ride with them for up to 300 hours1, Swift can help ensure that you learn the ropes from a professional truck driver, are confident behind the wheel, and get any additional training you need to drive safely and succeed at Swift. During this time, your pay will be commensurate with your experience, but once you've successfully completed your over-the-road training, your pay will increase, along with your responsibility.

After you graduate from Swift Academy and earn your Class A CDL, take it to the next level with Top Gun! Top Gun is a new exclusive CDL training program to help make you a safer, better-prepared driver. After years in the making, we have developed proficiency-based training using elite technology with experienced facilitators. Drivers will receive high focus practice on all backing and close quarter maneuvers and get paid while doing so. Gain hands-on experience from the finest instructors in the industry. 

Repaying Your Tuition

Swift Academy offers special scholarships to military veterans and first responders, as well as a tuition-assistance program that allows you to earn your Class A CDL with little to no upfront costs2. We also realize that some recent graduates who apply for our entry-level truck driver jobs may have received their training elsewhere. Because of this, Swift also offers a tuition reimbursement program for licensed drivers who completed their CDL training at other truck driving schools. It's our way of welcoming you to the Swift family. Contact a Swift recruiter at 888-871-3537 for tuition reimbursement details.


Longevity, Services & Support

At Swift, we've been around long enough to understand what makes a great truck driving job for beginners. In fact, we've been around since 1966, and know what makes a great truck driving job, period! And as you research "best truck driving companies for new drivers," you should also consider whether the company is a good fit for you, your family, and your long-term goals.

If you don't already know, Swift is an industry leader in safety, security, and accountability, but we're more than that. We're family. And we work to support every driver, every mile, every day through special programs, awards, and recognitions. Not only that, but with benefits that include, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and employee assistance programs, we can help take care of you and yours from the beginning of your career well into retirement. Plus, with opportunities to work as part of a team, drive different freight, move to a new city, become a mentor, become a trainer or even work in our home office, at Swift, you'll never be short of career-growth opportunities.


So, if you're ready to start your career with Swift, call 888-871-3537, and talk to one of our recruiters about our entry-level trucking jobs whether you’re a beginner or recent graduate.


New drivers will be required to drive with a mentor for up to 300 hours. Drivers with verifiable experience elsewhere may drive with a mentor for less time. The length of time any driver is required to drive with a mentor is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Swift Academy tuition program is designed to help you earn your Class A CDL with nearly no upfront cost and no credit checks. Swift will cover the upfront cost of tuition. Once you begin earning your paycheck as a Swift Driver, we make it easy. Your tuition cost will be paid off through installments out of your paycheck and your tuition can potentially be free. A Swift recruiter can provide more details.

Hear From Our Drivers

When I applied to the Swift Academy, I felt like it was long overdue. I should have done it a long time ago to get it under my belt because it is honestly the best decision I’ve made. 

Rafael V.