Our Mission and Values

Truckin' since 1966

MISSION

Our mission is three fold:

1. Industry leading results in safety, profit and growth.

2. Provide individuals training opportunities and a place to grow.

3. Provide a high level of service to our customers while being the environmental leader in the industry and helpful in the communities we serve.​

SWIFT VALUES

GIVE YOUR BEST EVERYDAY

We accomplish extraordinary results by giving our best every day and helping others do the same. As we work on the collective goal of making our company better, extraordinary outcomes will occur with the special blend of humility, courage, and genuine desire to be good.

HONESTY AND MUTUAL RESPECT

Two of the finest characteristics anyone can possess are honesty and mutual respect. At Swift, we trust each other, have positive assumptions, and allow everyone to have a voice regardless of level, title, or tenure.

PASSIONATE ABOUT CONTINUAL LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT

Improvement is a result of taking risks, innovating, and sometimes even failing. Creating efficiencies, investing in innovation, and constant learning happens when we put aside the fear of failure and focus on problem-solving. Continual learning leads to continual improvement.

History

In 1966, Carl Moyes and Jerry Godell started Common Market with one truck. Jerry and Vickie Moyes along with Jerry Godell, started Common Market Distributing Company. Common Market had four customers: American Fence Company, Marathon Steel, Swift Fresh Meat Company and Common Market Trading which was Godell’s own company. 1968 Carl Moyes purchases the Swift Fresh Meat company’s stock and starts operating under the name, Swift Transportation. Jerry continued to run Common Market while Carl operated Swift.

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