As part of the largest trucking companies, Swift and Knight Transportation, Swift has long been a leader in the trucking industry. Now Swift is going a step further for military vets. Swift Transportation is increasing opportunities for military veterans interested in trucking jobs. Vets can enroll in the US Military Apprenticeship Program at the Arizona trucking company via any truck driver terminal in the US. Ready to get started? Check out the fine print about this apprenticeship and where you can find Swift trucking jobs today.
About the US Military Apprenticeship Program
The US Military Apprenticeship Program will only be available for Swift Transportation truck drivers. Once you are enrolled, you will begin receiving transitional services. These range from help getting a CDL to getting financial aid during this time. For starters, as a military vet, you most likely have access to GI Bill benefits.
Since the Swift trucking program for vets is accepted by the Department of Labor for job training, you are able to receive these benefits. Plus, Swift will be paying you as a truck driver while you are in the apprenticeship program. If the sound of two incomes is music to your ears, then keep reading to learn how to get started.
How to Enroll in US Military Apprenticeship Program
The first step to gain entry into this program for military veteran truck drivers is to apply for a trucking job at Swift Transportation. But, wait, shouldn’t you apply to Swift-Knight since they have merged? No. While Swift-Knight Transportation is the largest trucking company in the US, each of these carriers remains independent in their fleets’ operations. After you apply you are able to sign up to participate in the apprenticeship.
What to Expect as a Truck Driving Apprentice
For the first year of your job at Swift, while transitioning to a commercial truck driving career, you will receive training specifically geared toward military veterans. After all, military vets often have an uphill battle when it comes to showcasing military skills for commercial jobs.
That is one of the biggest benefits of this apprenticeship. Say you already spent five years as a truck driver in the military, giving you the experience you need to operate a big rig. Swift will help you translate those skills into commercial truck driving skills.
What if you have never operated a truck in the military but want to transition to this industry today? Swift Transportation’s apprenticeship program is designed to help military vets identify where they currently are in the process of becoming a commercial truck driver. If you are completely green to trucking, you will be provided with the resources to start from scratch.
After you successfully complete the US Military Apprenticeship Program, Swift Transportation will have a truck driving job ready for you. All you have to do to get started is to apply for a trucking job at Swift today.
Trucking Jobs at Swift
Start the process of applying for a trucking job at Swift by searching for jobs at Careers in Gear. You can find all of the latest Swift trucking jobs listed here according to haul type and location. Another option is to take a look at the terminals operated by Swift Transportation throughout the US:
- Sumner, Washington
- Troutdale, Oregon
- Lewiston, Idaho
- Sparks, Nevada
- Lathrop, California
- Jurupa Valley, California
- Otay Mesa, California
- Mexicali, BC in Mexico on the US-Mexico border
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Nogales, SON on the US-Mexico border
- Cd. Juarez also on the border
- Lancaster, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Denver, Colorado
- West Valley City, Utah
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Ocala, Florida
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Greer, South Carolina
- Richmond, Virginia
- Edwardsville, Kansas
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Menasha, Wisconsin
- Rochelle, Illinois
- Manteno, Illinois
- Gary, Indiana
- Detroit, Michigan
- Columbus, Ohio
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Richmond, Virginia
As a truck driver, if you live near either one of these trucker terminals, a job at Swift Transportation makes logical sense. More importantly, you are based close to a terminal, which extends your home time. You can easily park your vehicle at the terminal and drive back home, saving you money and the hassle of trying to find private parking near you.
Finding Military Vet Friendly Employers
Other trucking companies also offering a military veteran training program include Werner Enterprises, Schneider National, Averitt Express, and Holland. To learn more about companies like these that fully support US military in the trucking industry, check out the information at Careers in Gear. We feature all of the top paying trucking companies in the US. As a military veteran, use this resource to help you find trucking jobs and employers in your current area.
When you find a trucking job that is aimed at military vet truck drivers, go ahead and read more about the company. We have trucking company profiles for all of the top paying trucking companies. These profiles list contact info and other details that you can use to learn more about their military driver programs. Trucking companies are actively recruiting truck drivers out of the military. This is in part thanks to the dedication and expertise that vets gain from their military experience. So keep this in mind as you scout out trucking jobs here at Careers in Gear.
Source: Swift Transportation – Press Release