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Those who have served our country deserve respect and support — and that’s why one company has developed a comprehensive set of programs designed to support military veterans and their families as they find a career in trucking.

Now more than ever, Americans are relying on the transportation industry to regularly supply the goods needed to keep the country fed and the economy moving. This is why one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, Swift Transportation, has committed to supporting and elevating the elite men and women of the U.S. military as they lend their skills to the trucking industry to help move America forward.

Making the transition to civilian life can be a challenge, which is why Swift offers multiple programs and resources for a seamless transition into a trucking career. Whether you are transitioning out of military service or you served decades ago, Swift has solutions to help you succeed in the trucking industry.

Top-End Pay & Benefits Show Respect For The Sacrifices Of Those Who Have Served

Those who have served deserve financial security, which is why veteran drivers receive more pay per mile with Swift than non-veterans. Swift also offers an OTR bonus on top of a recent pay bump for OTR drivers. Other benefits include newer model equipment, medical, dental and vision coverage, a 401K, paid vacation, multiple types of driving opportunities (including dedicated, flatbed, heavy haul, refrigerated, and dry van), and plenty of career advancement opportunities.

No CDL? No Problem — Full-Ride Scholarship Opportunities Are Available

For those military vetrans, currently serving Guardsmen or Reservists, and first responders who are new to the trucking industry, Swift provides a full-ride scholarship that covers the cost of tuition and qualified housing as you upgrade your skill set and earn your CDL. The scholarship is available for current and former military members, first responders and correctional officers. The scholarship opportunity is also available to the spouses and dependents of veterans and first responders.

VA-Approved Apprenticeship Program Aids In Transition To Trucking

For those who are ending their careers with the U.S. military, Swift has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer an apprenticeship program to provide support and financial assistance while you receive training to earn your CDL and get your start in trucking. Swift can guide you as you take advantage of your G.I. Bill and train on the job through the apprenticeship program.

Check out the video below to learn how Swift’s opportunities for veterans provided valuable opportunities in the trucking industry for a father and son who now drive team.

If you’re ready to answer the call to duty, click here to join the thousands of veterans who have already partnered with Swift to achieve their career goals.

Swift Transportation was founded by Jerry Moyes in 1966 and has grown over the decades to become the nation’s largest full-truckload motor carrier, operating more than 14,000 trucks nationwide and generating nearly $4 billion in annual revenue.

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