FMCSA Announces $1 Million For Military Veteran CDL Training

Swift is offering 1,000 driving academy scholarships to veterans of the armed services and $1,000 discount to those who are in the Reserves or National Guard, with a 1 year driving commitment.

In a press release Vice President of Safety, Recruiting and Driver Development Scott Barker said, “At Swift, we are happy to honor and celebrate the bravery and courage of our U.S. veterans.  We believe these men and women deserve the utmost respect from all of us and we want to help those who might be interested in trucking. ”

After driver training is complete, Swift says it will place all trainees in over-the-road or regional driving positions.

To qualify, you must have no more than 30 months time out of the armed services or be an active member of the Guard or Reserve.  Veterans may choose from any of Swift’s driving schools in Phoenix, Arizona; Millintgon, Tennessee; San Antonio, Texas; or Lewiston, Idaho.

Swift has offered a similar scholarship to veterans in the past, but this is the first 100% scholarship the company has offered.