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Swift Transportation

 
Overview

At Swift we strive to be “Best in Class” in every department. We have employed many skills and tools to help us reach our goal. To become "Best in Class", we must have disciplined people, thought, and action. Swift Transportation is utilizing these three disciplines and making decisions for the long term in an effort to strengthen our relationships. Greatness is not a fact of circumstance. Greatness, as it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. We choose to be "Best in Class" and will continue to perform in this direction for many years to come. We must have a culture of discipline at Swift by making decisions that affect our value stream in a positive way. When you have disciplined people, you don’t need hierarchy. When you have disciplined thought, you don't need bureaucracy. When you have disciplined action, you don’t need excessive control. In our current environment, our culture understands that everyone of us needs to help reduce spending, cut costs, and “do more with less”. We have invested in tools like Lean Six Sigma, Franklin Covey, and other continuous learning opportunities in an effort to be "Best in Class" in every department. Swift has also invested time, resources, and capital towards innovation and technology.

Culture

Swift Transportation began operations in 1966 transporting imported steel through the ports of Los Angeles to Arizona and Arizona cotton for export back through to Southern California. Jerry Moyes, founder, began with the same entrepreneurial, can-do spirit that is one of Swift’s core values today. The original operation was conducted under the name of Common Market. Operating authority was purchased from a descendant of the Swift Meat Packing family, hence, today’s name of Swift Transportation. Jerry, with his father, brother and a partner, grew the business, with typical start up challenges, to a $25 million annual revenue in 1984. With the passing of Jerry’s father, Carl Moyes, Jerry became the sole owner. By 1990, Swift had grown to a $125 million carrier with 800 trucks. Swift’s significant revenue growth is attributable to internal growth with existing customers as well as acquisitions. Since 1988, Swift has acquired 11 different motor carriers. Today, Swift generates over $3.4 billion in revenue and operates over 16,000 trucks. Swift’s terminal network has grown to over forty full service facilities in both the continental United States and Mexico. Swift owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico based carrier. Swift offers border crossing services at all major Mexican border crossings. Swift maintains a presence in every Canadian province each day. Swift is unquestionably the largest truckload motor carrier in the world.

Mission

At Swift Transportation our mission is to attract and retain customers by providing Best in Class transportation solutions and fostering a profitable, disciplined culture of safety, service, and trust.

Careers

At Swift Transportation, our goal is to attract and retain enthusiastic, competent, credible and committed employees. Our vision is to be a leader in the transportation industry and we hold as a core belief that hiring talented employees is key to achieving our aggressive goals for future success.

The transportation industry is a critical to the economy. Truckload carriers provide for the bulk of these transportation needs. Virtually any product you purchase was at some point transported via truck. Randy SavoyAs a result, working in the truckload industry, especially with an industry leader, is a solid career decision!

We train, build and develop our employees through perpetual learning opportunities to enhance their skill sets, allowing us to recognize our talented people and provide for compelling career growth.

Swift Transportation hires great employees as drivers, shop mechanics, operations support, customer service, finance, sales, information technology, human resources, etc. Swift’s size, strength and stability make this a great place to be.

Come join our team!

Contact
Swift Transportation
2200 S. 75th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Tel:1.602.269.9700