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Swift Driving Academy: San Antonio, TX               (Print information)

School Address:

5348 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78220

Arrival Time:

You must arrive in San Antonio on Tuesday afternoon.

Start Time:

Wednesday. On the first day of class only, all students must arrive at the Days Inn by 6:45 AM Sharp. We will be conducting our DOT physicals and Workwell screening within walking distance of the motel.

After the first morning, our bus arrives in front of the Days Inn at 6:30 am to bring students to class and will return when class is finished for the day.

Bus Drop off:

The school van/bus only makes scheduled pickups at the bus station at 8:00am, 12:00pm and 4:00pm. The Days Inn van will make pickups at 6:00pm and 9:00pm.

All students have to meet the Swift van/bus outside of baggage claim to be picked up. We do not go inside Greyhound to pick you up. Swift will not reimburse a student if they arrive at the motel/school by taxi.

Hotel Name: Days Inn
Hotel Address: 3443 IH 35 North, San Antonio, TX
Hotel Phone: 210-225-4040
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.

  • $150 cashiers check, money order, Visa, or Mastercard payable to Swift Driving Academy. This is required the first day of class. No Cash or Personal Checks accepted
  • Drivers License
  • Social Security Card (not laminated)
  • Birth Certificate (original of certified copy)
  • Alien Registration Card (if applicable)
  • Pen (black ink)
  • Pad for notes
  • Calculator
  • High-lighter
  • Work Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Poncho or Rain suit
  • 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.

Anyone driving to our Academy must have Texas plates on their vehicle or they must arrive by bus. This is Texas DPS regulations.

You must have proof that you have held a valid driver’s license for at least 12 months before attending the Academy.

You will be responsible for all meals while you are in training. The motel provides a Continental breakfast starting at 6:00 am.

After Academy training, you will be sent home that first weekend before going to orientation at the closest terminal to your home. You will be asked about your transportation needs to orientation the last Monday you are in training.

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.

All motel rooms are two-person, non-smoking rooms. Most rooms have a mini-refrigerator and microwave in them. The refrigerator/microwave rooms may not be available your first two nights but may become available after our graduating class has checked out of their rooms on Thursdays.

Please leave your valuables at home since Swift and the Days Inn 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.

Our Academy is located in the Central Freight Lines terminal on the east side of San Antonio on the corner of Loop 410 and East Houston Street (exit 34 on Loop 410). The address is 5348 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78220.

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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