Swift Transportation joins Trucking Alliance

PHOENIX, AZ – Swift Transportation has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly referred to as the Trucking Alliance.

“The Trucking Alliance is advancing safety reforms that we support,” said Richard Stocking, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swift Transportation. “And we believe the Alliance’s operating principles are setting a new safety standard for our industry.”

The Trucking Alliance backs technology and procedures such as electronic logging devices (ELDs), truck speed limiters, pre-employment drug screening via hair sample, and forward collision warning and mitigation systems. Most recently the Trucking Alliance declared support for the development of autonomous trucking technologies.

The Alliance’s board of directors will be joined by Stocking, while David Berry, vice president of Swift, will join the Alliance’s Advisory Group that analyzes legislative and regulatory proposals and help with the organizations advocacy efforts.

With Swift joining the organization, the Trucking Alliance now includes companies that collectively employ 68,000 drivers, management, and logistics personnel, in addition to collectively owning 52,000 trucks, and 175,000 trailers.

“It’s gratifying that Swift will be part of the Trucking Alliance going forward, as we work to lower the number of truck accidents and improve highway safety, for our drivers and the general public,” said Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and president of the Trucking Alliance.

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