Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Company Review

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Company Overview

Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
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Swift Transportation began operations in 1966 transporting imported steel through the ports of Los Angeles to Arizona and Arizona cotton for export back through to Southern California.

Jerry Moyes started the original operation under the name of Common Market. Operating authority was purchased from a descendant of the Swift Meat Packing family, hence, today's name of Swift Transportation. Jerry, with his father, brother and a partner, grew the business, with typical start up challenges, to a $25 million annual revenue in 1984.

With the passing of Jerry's father, Carl Moyes, Jerry became the sole owner. By 1990, Swift had grown to a $125 million carrier with 800 trucks. Swift's significant revenue growth is attributable to internal growth with existing customers as well as acquisitions. Since 1988, Swift has acquired 13 different motor carriers. Today, Swift generates over $4 billion in revenue and operates nearly 18,000 trucks.

Swift's terminal network has grown to over forty full service facilities in both the continental United States and Mexico. Swift owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico based carrier. Swift offers border crossing services at all major Mexican border crossings. Swift maintains a presence in every Canadian province each day. Swift is unquestionably the largest full-truckload motor carrier in North America.

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Paid CDL Training

Swift Paid CDL Training

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  • Length Of Training At Swift

    The training at Swift will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Swift Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Swift

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Swift you will run solo after training.

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Swift corporate headquarters
2200 S. 75th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Phone: 1-800-800-2200
Website: Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Getting Hired At Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must hold/have held a valid U.S. driver's license for at least 12 months
  • No DWI or DUI convictions within the past five years
  • No major preventable accidents within the past twelve months
  • No reckless driving convictions in the last three years in a personal or commercial vehicle
  • Able to pass a DOT physical and drug test
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DWI or DUI convictions within the past 5 years.


Swift Hiring Area

Swift hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Swift Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Swift 21  
  • USA Truck 21  
  • Wil-Trans 21  
  • Oak Harbor 21  
  • Beelman 21  
  • MVT 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Swift Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Venture  12  
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Covenant
    No Experience Required
  •  Central
    No Experience Required
  •  PAM
    No Experience Required
  •  Western Express
    No Experience Required

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Swift Transportation Co., Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
  • Line-Haul
  • Intermodal

Swift Operating Area

Swift operates all 48 contiguous states

Swift operates in all 48 contiguous states, as well as Canada and Mexico

Swift Transportation Co., Inc. Terminal Locations

Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
 terminal locations
  • Sparks, NV
  • Lathrop, CA
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Lewiston, ID
  • Manteno, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Memphis, TN
  • Houston, TX
  • Lewiston, ID
  • West Valley City, UT
  • Gary, IN
  • Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Lancaster, TX
  • Troutdale, OR
  • Greer, SC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sumner, WA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Otay Mesa, CA
  • El Paso, TX
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Laredo, TX
  • Columbus, OH
  • Edwardsville, KS
  • Menasha, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Ocala, FL
  • Richmond, VA

Swift Yearly Revenues

Swift: $4,118,195,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
  • Swift  $4.12B
  • Celadon  $554.65M
  • Western Express  $463.45M
  • Carter  $208M
  • Navajo  $170M
  • G & P  $80M

Swift Yearly Miles

Swift: 1,873,016,864

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • J.B. Hunt  997.86M
  • Cowan  150M
  • Maverick  144.44M
  • Salmon  62.49M
  • CT  25.19M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Swift Company Policies

  • Swift Home Time Options

    Swift has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Swift over-the-road drivers are typically out for 10-14 days at a time. Regional drivers home time varies based on freight demand.

  • Swift Rider Policy

    Swift does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Swift Tuition Reimbursement

    Swift does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Swift Pet Policy

    Swift does not allow pets.

Swift Canadian Policies

Swift maintains a presence in every Canadian province each day.

Swift Company Equipment

Swift Number Of Trucks

Swift Number Of Trucks:
25,685 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • J.B. Hunt  13,169
  • Knight  4,000
  • TransAm  1,400
  • Koch  1,345
  • PGT  972
  • Lynden  198

Swift Number Of Trailers

Swift Number Of Trailers:
70,802 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Swift  70,802
  • XPO  33,300
  • R + L  8,000
  • NEMF  3,584
  • SRT  1,700
  • Wil-Trans  300

Swift Governed Speed

Swift Speed:
62 MPH

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Carter  68 mph
  • SRT  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Swift  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph

Swift Tractor Brands

  • Swift

  • MTS

  • Roehl

  • Hirschbach

  • Schneider

  • Eagle

  • CT

  • PGT

  • Cowan

  • Averitt

  • Covenant

  • Decker

Swift Transmission Types

Swift has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • Schaffer
    • K & B
    • Lone Star
    • Prime
    • Crete
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer
    • Trimac
    • Melton
    • TMC
    • Wil-Trans

Swift APU Policy

Swift has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Celadon
    • Koch
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • Marten
    • Paschall
  • Without APU's
    • ODFL
    • USA Truck
    • Watkins Shepard
    • JBS
    • Gypsum
    • Werner
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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