Swift Transportation Announces U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program
The Swift Tradition of Honoring Military Veterans Continues
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)– July 11, 2018 – Swift Transportation Co., LLC (“Swift” or “Swift Transportation”), a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KNX), announces the approval of the U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program nationwide. The national program was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist military veterans as they transition to a civilian occupation. Over the course of a year, the apprentice will undergo specialized training to be prepared for a career in the transportation industry.
While enrolled in the apprenticeship program, veterans can earn additional pay through the monthly VA educational program benefit from their GI Bill on top of their Swift paycheck. For many years Swift has offered a tuition scholarship program to veterans through the Swift Academy network. The apprenticeship program builds on the existing scholarship program and provides additional nationwide support to veterans. Swift Transportation is the largest full truckload carrier in the United States and a leader within the transportation industry. Swift values the dedication, integrity and professionalism our military veterans bring to the transportation industry.
It is with immense pride that Swift Transportation has been approved to offer this national program to our military veterans. We thank you for your sacrifice for and service to our great country!
About Swift Transportation
Swift Transportation, a subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., originated and is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and operates a tractor fleet of approximately 16,000 units driven by company and owner-operator drivers. The company operates more than 40 major terminals positioned near major freight centers and traffic lanes in the United States and Mexico. Swift offers customers the opportunity for “one-stop shopping” for their truckload transportation needs through a broad spectrum of services and equipment. Swift’s extensive suite of services includes general, dedicated and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada service, temperature-controlled, flatbed and specialized trailers, in addition to rail intermodal and non-asset-based freight brokerage and logistics management services, making it an attractive choice for a broad array of customers.
SOURCE: Swift Transportation