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Swift Driving Academy: Richmond, VA               (Print information)

Academy Address:

5350-A Lewis Road, Sandston, VA 23150

Phone: 804-271-3660

Arrival Time:

Must not arrive at the hotel before 1 pm Sunday. If you are driving, save gas receipts and turn these in to the processor in Richmond when you attend Orientation. Your reimbursement will be on one of your paychecks.

Start Time:

On Monday morning at 5:30 AM sharp, the Academy bus will pick you up at Candlewood Suites. Please be ready and waiting at the rear of the hotel, in the back parking lot..

If driving, please report to the Academy before 6:00am.

Bus Drop off:

All students arriving at Greyhound on Sunday will need to use the Taxi shuttle (MO's taxi - 804-833-1253
or 804-519-4477) that will operate shuttles at 1:00 pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm and 10:00pm.

Hotel Name: Candlewood Suites
Hotel Address: 4301 Commerce Road, Richmond, VA
Hotel Phone: 804-271-0016
Hotel Occupancy:


Lunch Provided: No, bring extra money for meals.
Items Needed:

If you are staying at the hotel it is strongly recommended that you bring an alarm clock to ensure proper arrival time at orientation.

  • Drivers License
  • CDL Permit
  • DOT physical (completed within past 30 days)
  • Social Security Card (not laminated)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Alien Registration Card (if applicable)
  • Pen (black ink)
  • Pad for notes
  • Calculator
  • High-lighter
  • Work Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Poncho or Rain suit
  • Bring a jacket. The classrooms can be cold.
  • Credit card / phone card for phone services
  • Glasses, contacts, and hearing aids if required.
  • Money for food and other personal expenses

Please wear appropriate attire while attending school. Bring clothing for various weather conditions. Coin laundry available at hotel. The following applies:

1. Collar length hair, long hair has to be pulled back in a ponytail.
2. Beards and moustaches neatly trimmed.
3. No shorts or tank tops.
4. No sandals, flip flops, or any open toed shoes.
5. No excessive amount of jewelry.

Be prepared to leave with a mentor for up to 6 weeks after your schooling. When out with a trainer you will not be guaranteed any home time.

You must be able to pass a D.O.T. physical, substance / alcohol testing, Swift Work Well Program, and have 20/40 vision or below in each eye.

You will be sharing a suite with one other person of the same sex, two queen beds with bedding supplied, and one cleaning per week. All suites are non-smoking and include a TV and a kitchen area with stove, pots/pans, dishes, and microwave.

Please leave your valuables at home since Swift and the CAndlewood Suites are not responsible for such losses. Do not bring any weapons with you. This includes knives and pocketknives.

Any student found with alcohol or a person of the opposite sex in their room at any time will be terminated and sent home immediately at their own expense.

Must bring money for food and other personal expenses. We recommend at least $150.

Click here for more information on the Swift Driving Academy.


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Class A CDL: Yes   No


Driving Directions

To the Terminal

To the Hotel


Facility & Equipment Description

A 5,000 square foot office and classroom equipped with state-of-the-art video equipment and other visual aids.

A 25 acre driving range.

Training equipment includes freightliner tractors with conventional design, as well as 53' long trailers. All equipment is owned by the institution and is maintained in a clean, modern facility.



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