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We Hire Truck Drivers for Swift Transportation

 

REAL TRUCK DRIVING JOBS

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‪(931) 548-6610‬

 Accepted Experience Levels 
No CDL/ Has CDL but 0 Experience/6 Months In the Last Year OR 12 Months In the Last 5 Years

Pre-Qualifications

Minimum Age

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have held a US driver’s license for the last 12 consecutive months.

Minimum Experience (tractor Trailer/OTR)

ACADEMY

  • 0 months experience needed

TRAINEE

  • 0 months experience needed, but Driver MUST have a valid Class A CDL

EXPERIENCED

  • 6 months OTR experience (after training) within the last 12 months

OR

  • At least 12 months in the past 5 years 

* A newly trained CDL driver that is currently employed as a commercial driver with 3 months OTR experience (excluding training) with no moving violations and no preventable accidents during the time they have held a CDL (regardless if the citation/accident was in a personal or commercial vehicle) is also considered an experienced driver.

* Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, in current state of residence.

* Swift must attempt to verify past employment on all jobs in the past 3 years

* Local experience will be considered on local accounts

* Will consider Military experience  with a valid DD214 and the Driver will have to complete a "Military verification form"

Moving Violations (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 2 MV’s in the last 2 years

  • No serious traffic violations in the last 6 months *

  • CDL Holder - No citations for driving while CDL or Medical Certificate was suspended, disqualified, or expired in the past 6 months. 

* Serious traffic violations include:

  • Reckless driving

  • Following too closely

  • Failing to obey a traffic control device

  • Erratic driving

  • Improper lane change

  • Leaving the scene of an accident 

  • Any ticket that is 15 and over is a 6 month DQ from date of violation

* PSP reports will be obtained for every CDL holder with experience and violations will be reviewed individually by Safety.

Policy on License suspensions

  • Will review

DOT Recordable Accidents

  • No more than 1 preventable in the past 2 years (loss over $1750.00)

  • No major accident in the last 5 years (loss over $25 K) 

  • Any Preventable DOT Accident WITH injuries in the last 5 years is a DQ

Incidents (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 2 preventable incidents within the last 2 years (loss under $1750.00)

Ticket / Accident / Incident Combo

  • The combination of preventable accidents/incidents may not exceed 3 with no more than 1 of the 3 being an accident

Max. Number of Jobs- in the last 3 years

  • No more than 4 commercial driving jobs in the last 12 months

Policy Against Unemployment- even if it is accounted for

Swift will no longer consider a driver for employment if have more than;

  • 6 months of unemployment in the past year

  • 12 months of unemployment in the past 3 years

*** NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Terminated Applicants

  • Must not have been terminated from last employer for poor safety record or theft

  • Must not have been terminated from more than 1 employer in 5 years for poor safety record or theft

Felony & Misdemeanor Convictions - How old must they be?
Based off the conviction date? What are the "silver bullets"?

  • No Felony in the last 10 years for Drug possession (other than marijuana), Assault with a weapon, armed robbery/burglary

 

  • No Misdemeanor that is sexual in nature in the last 10 years. 

 

  • No charges for Drug manufacturing or delivery, murder, felony sexual assault, multiple domestic/assault charges. 

* Criminal Conviction Form required for any charges

* Please go by the date of the charge

DUI/DWI- What is the max number and what
time frames do they need to fall outside of?

  • No DUI/DWI within the past 10 years if the offense occurred while they held a CDL-A

  • No DUI/DWI within the last 5 years if the offense occurred prior to getting a CDL-A

  • No Multiple DUI/DWI’s

  • No DUI/DWI in a commercial vehicle ever

 

* Go by the date of the charge

Drug/Substance Test

  • Hair Test given at Orientation 

  • No use of illegal drugs, positive/refused tests in the past 10 years if the incident occurred while they held a CDL-A

  • No use of illegal drugs, positive or refused tests within the past 5 years if the incident occurred prior to getting a CDL-A

  • No use of illegal drugs, positive/refused test in a commercial vehicle ever

  • No use or possession of marijuana in the past 3 years and no conviction within the last 5 years (simple possession) 

 

* Go by the date of the charge

* Failed drug tests have to be 10 years old and have a completed SAP program

Is Haz-Mat Required? Is there a grace period for
driver to obtain it?

  • HazMat not required

Other Endorsements Required

  • None

DOT Physical Requirements

  • Drivers will be required to have a DOT Physical at Orientation if their Medical Card expires within 90 days 

  • If their Medical Card is current and not within 90 days of expiration, it must be from one of the following approved locations, or they will have to have a new one: Approved DOT Physical Locations

  • Drivers without a current DOT Physical must have one at Orientation

 

Cameras: Front Facing Cameras - Event Only

 

Presentations are located in the individual Information Sheets below!

 

Virtual Orientation Information

  • 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete

  • Orientation be only 1 day long

  • Experienced, Trainees and Rehires Only

  • They are still working out kinks for Academies

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