Swift Company Offers Trucking Tuitions for Veterans
There is good news for veterans who wish to become truck drivers. Swift Transportation Co. Inc., in a March 30 press release announced that the company is offering 1,000 full Swift Driving Academy scholarships to veterans, with a l-year commitment. They are also offering a $1,000 discount to members of the Selective Reserves and National Guard, with l-year commitment. The veterans must have left the military within the past 30 months or be active in the Guard or Reserve to qualify. The academies are located in Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, and Idaho.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Swift's is a huge company with a fleet of around 15,900 tractors and 50,550 trailers. They also have 6,210 intermodal containers and 34 major terminals. They operate in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and have freight brokerage and management services. They and are well known throughout the industry for their excellent service and superior drivers. Their commitment to add highly trained military personnel to their fleet is an example of their dedication to the trucking arena.
With the excellent used trucks available through the Internet, it is possible for an academy graduate, or anyone, to select a model at a low price and then trade-up until the latest model on the market is obtained. With the many busy trucking centers located throughout the country these are in excellent condition. Many drivers have started out this way and are now making an excellent living by trucking over the nation's highways.