CDL Training in Lewiston, ID

The Lewiston Swift Academy Difference

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How it Works 

If you are interested in earning your Class A CDL and live within the Lewiston hiring area, you can apply for our CDL training program. Once you are accepted and officially enrolled, you'll arrive at our Academy facility on Wednesday and:

  • Attend Swift Academy classes, which take four weeks to complete (including passing your Class A CDL road exams).
  • Apply to become a Dry Van or Reefer driver (once you've received your Class A CDL license).
  • Upon graduation from the Swift Academy, you can then meet your mentor and begin your over-the-road training.
  • Release to solo and begin your driving career.

For additional information, or to apply, call a Swift recruiter at 888-871-3537.


The Lewiston Difference

At Swift, our facility in Idaho is home to experienced, knowledgeable instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience. Not only that, but they're patient, and can help you learn the skills you'll need to be a safe, competent driver.

In addition, during Academy, you'll meet some incredible instructors and students who will become lifelong friends – and you'll train on some of the best equipment available. All of our on-the-range and over-the-road training is conducted using a top-of-the-line fleet from Freightliner that's less than five years old1.


About The Lewiston Terminal

It functions as both a Terminal and an Academy – giving students and professional drivers a great place to meet other drivers, connect with people who care about their success, a place to take care of themselves and their equipment, and experience what it's like to be part of the Swift family.

Currently, the Lewiston Terminal features a:


  • Truck, Trailer and Tire Shop
  • Fuel Island
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Showers
  • WiFi
  • Personal Vehicle Parking


The Lewiston Terminal is managed by Terminal Leader Bobbi Jo. It's located at 1616 6th Avenue North, Lewiston, Idaho 83501 and is open 24/7. Currently, we provide services for Dry Van and Canada services. For additional information, call 1-800-777-9100.

academy amenities

No Money Down/No Credit Checks

Transportation Available

Full-time Program

Tuition Assistance

Automatic Manuals

Hotel Stay Offered

Classes Begin Weekly

Veteran Scholarship

Getting Started

At the Lewiston, ID Academy, classes start every Wednesday morning, running from 6  a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Winter and 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Summer five days a week, and takes four weeks to complete. This way, once you're accepted into our program, you can start training with Swift when it suits you best.


For details on our CDL training program in Idaho, or information on our full-ride scholarships for veterans and first responders, give us a call at 888-871-3537 or visit our Truck Driving School/Academy page.


Swift Academy is a proud member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) and select institutions are approved for VA benefits by the state approving agency.

Experienced Driver looking to teach the next generation of drivers? We are always looking for CDL Instructors!