Owner Operator Requirements

Owner Operator Requirements

AT SWIFT, OWNER OPERATORS ARE A VITAL PART OF OUR SUCCESS AS AN ORGANIZATION.

We strive to treat our Owner Operators not merely as contractors, but as partners in your success.

On the road, Swift maintains clean, full-service terminals throughout the country. These locations serve as your home away from home. For your convenience and to improve your profitibility, Swift also provides discounted labor, parts and tires at all company shops and outside shops.

To join Swift as an Owner Operator, you must meet the below requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.

Tractor Requirements 

  • Truck must be 5 years old or newer
  • Your tractor must pass a DOT 1 level inspection
  • 3-axle with sleeper and sliding fifth wheel, and preferably low-profile tires. Maximum (WB 265) wheelbase; maximum weight- 22,000 lbs. with fuel

Truck Insurance 

  • Physical damage insurance—available at 2.5% per $1,000.00 of truck value.
  • Non-trucking liability insurance—available through Mohave at $5.77 per week.
  • Occupational Accident per Hazard insurance—available at $32.31 or $45.00 per week.
  • Insurance is available through our preferred vendor or you have the option of using your own insurance. Your insurance policy must comply with our contract requirements.