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Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation is <i>unquestionably the largest truckload motor carrier in the world</i> according to their website.

Swift Transportation is unquestionably the largest truckload motor carrier in the world according to their website.

Swift Transportation

2200 S. 75th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043


Swift Trans Quick Facts

Types of freight:
Dry Van

Hiring Area:
48 States

Number of Trucks

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Swift Trans Important Facts

Employees – Swift employs approximately 22,000 dedicated professionals, including roughly 17,000 skilled drivers.

Equipment – Swift has over 17,000 Volvo and Freightliner tractors—92% of which are less than five years old. In addition, Swift has more than 48,000 dry vans and 1,400 flatbed trailers at its disposal.

Earnings – In 2005, Swift generated approximately $3.2 billion in revenue resulting in a net profit of more than $101 million.

Terminal Network – 31 full-service terminals throughout the United States.

Miles – Swift trucks haul freight over two billion miles per year.

Services – Swift operates the following truckload services:

* Container
* Dedicated
* Dry Van
* Flatbed
* Heavy Haul
* Intermodal
* North American
* Refrigerated
* Trade Show

Swift Trans Pay & Benefits

Sliding scale based on experience:

Because our drivers are the key contributors to our ongoing success, Swift is committed to providing for their success through an excellent compensation and benefits program that rewards excellence and ambition.


At Swift, we provide for the needs of our drivers and their families in a number of ways:

Swift offers PPO plans that permit you to obtain care and service from any provider you choose. When you use “in-network” providers, your out-of-pocket expenses will be greatly reduced.

Prescription Drug Coverage
Swift offers a “no deductible” Prescription Drug (Rx) Plan. There are several levels of coverage available. For generic drugs, the co-pay is only $10. For brand name drugs, the amount you pay varies by the plan you select and the cost of the drug. Minimum and maximum charges may apply.

Taking good care of your health includes taking good care of your teeth and gums. Swift offers you the opportunity to purchase a voluntary Dental Plan that provides coverage for dental office visits and procedures, including orthodontia for children age 19 and under.

Swift is proud to offer eligible employees a 401(k) plan. The purpose of this plan is to facilitate and assist you in planning for your retirement. Swift will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 3% of your pay.

Life Insurance
Swift pays for a basic life insurance plan for all full-time employees. Some coverage is also provided for family members who are enrolled in the family medical plan.

Voluntary Benefits
Employees may enroll in Supplemental Life Insurance, Disability, Vision, Group Accident, Critical Illness and supplemental Hospital plans.

Employee Assistance Program
Swift has contracted with ComPsych to provide employees and their families with confidential, compassionate and responsive counseling and referral services (at no cost to you) to offer immediate help in resolving issues, such as marital and family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, eating disorders, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and physical abuse.

Swift Trans Qualifications & Requirements

* Have recent verifiable tractor trailer experience
* Have a valid class (A) CDL
* Be at least 21 years old
* Meet DOT requirements
* Pass a company physical, including substance screening
* Have a stable verifiable work history
* Have an acceptable driving record
* Be able to perform functions described in job description

Swift Trans General Information

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.

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