SOURCE: Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation

April 09, 2009 14:05 ET

Swift Transportation Recognized for Its Trip Reduction Program and ASE Certification

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - Swift Transportation Co., Inc., North America's Best-in-Class transportation solutions provider, was recognized by Maricopa County for the Trip Reduction Program (TRP) implemented at their corporate headquarters. The TRP's mandate is to improve air quality within Maricopa County by reducing employers' and schools' carbon footprint through carpooling and alternative modes of transport to work. Don Diggins, HR Compliance Manager of Swift, is responsible for the program and facilitates the Company's surveys, site audits and program communications. "Swift's employees have made a conscious effort to reduce traffic congestion and to reduce the environmental impact associated with green house emissions through carpooling, public transportation and riding bicycles to work," comments Diggins.

Greg Moeller, Transportation Plan Auditor for the County of Maricopa in Arizona, stated in a letter to the Company, "I want to thank you for your time and dedication seen at the last Annual TRP monitoring site visit. It was very clear to me the employer TRP program is successfully implemented due to your efforts. Keep up the good work. Your commitment and that of your fellow employees does make a difference in the air quality for our community."

In addition to the Trip Reduction Program, Swift is proud to announce that the Albuquerque Terminal, for the second consecutive year, has been awarded the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence for 2009. The ASE Certification recognizes technicians that have taken and passed written exams to demonstrate their expertise in truck repair and dedication to continuing education. ASE Blue Seal of Excellence recognizes a facility that has a high number of ASE Certified Technicians. To qualify, a minimum of 75% of technicians performing diagnosis and repairs must be ASE certified. Each area of service must also be covered by at least one ASE Certified Technician excluding service consultants, estimators, lube technicians, helpers, and administrative personnel. For 2009, Swift's Albuquerque Terminal has qualified with 77% of its technicians ASE certified in all areas of service offered. Swift would like to thank the following ASE Certified Technicians that helped with achieving the Blue Seal of Excellence:

Donald Peterson          ASE Med/Heavy Truck Technician
Glenn Logan              ASE Med/Heavy Truck Technician
Phillip Mellor           ASE Med/Heavy Truck Technician
John Fischer             ASE Med/Heavy Truck Technician
Angel Chavez             ASE Med/Heavy Master Truck Technician
Roger Heater             ASE Med/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist

"We are dedicated to helping make our environment better for future generations and are honored to be recognized by Maricopa County for our efforts. In addition to the Trip Reduction Program we have implemented and invested in the latest innovative technology to help reduce Swift's carbon footprint. Our new 'Clean Fleet' stationed in the port of Los Angeles is another example of this. Swift is also dedicated to the continuing education of its employees. One of our newly accepted values that guides us is development. We believe that everyone can be a star with the proper development and recognition. These recognitions are both prime examples of our road to Best in Class and our desire to be Best in Class in every department," said Richard Stocking, President and COO of Swift Transportation.

Swift Corporation 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, operating from 40 major terminals in 26 states and Mexico. Swift Transportation provides strong, regional operations, an expanding intermodal division, and various specialty and dedicated services to its customers while focusing on safety and service.

Contact Information

  • For more information about Swift Transportation, Inc., please visit
    www.swifttrans.com.

    For inquiries regarding Swift's Trip Reduction Program, please contact:
    Don Diggins
    (602)907-7968
    Email Contact

    For inquiries regarding Swift's ASE certification, please contact:
    Russ Thompson
    (602)907-7542
    Email Contact