SOURCE: Swift Transportation

January 18, 2007 19:00 ET

Swift Transportation Awards $1 Million to Safe Driver in Its "Thanks a Million!" Driver Appreciation Program

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- Swift Transportation Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: SWFT), the largest publicly traded truckload carrier, awarded $1 million to Juan De La Paz, a professional truck driver based at its El Paso, Texas Truck Terminal and Service Center. This is the second million-dollar award to a Swift driver in the last six months. In addition, the Company awarded nine finalists $10,000 each. Most of Swift's approximately 20,000 drivers participated in the program launched in mid 2006.

The "Thanks a Million" Driver Appreciation Program was designed to demonstrate Swift's appreciation for its drivers and to promote safe driving. For drivers to have been eligible to win they must, among other things, have no preventable accidents and completed all required logs during the program period. This is the second "Thanks a Million" giveaway and follows the first awards in September 2006.

The awards were announced Wednesday evening in Memphis, TN, during half time of the Memphis Grizzly basketball game. Over 250 of Swift's Memphis-based employees attended the game and awards ceremony to support the drivers.

Robert W. Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer and President of Swift, commented, "We know that superior performance as a company, and a strong track record for customer service and safety, starts first and foremost with recognition of those drivers and owner-operators that make it happen every day. Our 'Thanks a Million' Driver Appreciation Program has been tremendously successful and is just one of the things we have been doing to make Swift one of the best places for these men and women to work. Drivers and owner-operators are the backbone of our company. Attracting and retaining the best is one of our highest priorities."

About Swift Transportation

Swift is the holding company for Swift Transportation Co., Inc., a truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Swift's trucking subsidiary operates the largest fleet of truckload carrier equipment in the United States with regional operations throughout the continental United States.

Contact Information

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    David Berry
    (602) 907-7402

    Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
    (602) 297-9700