Jerry Moyes relocated to Phoenix in 1966 and began hauling steel with his one truck, forming a partnership with a steel importer called Common Market Dist. Corp., which he later merged with a company he founded, Swift Transportation. In 1986, he was named Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the company. Mr. Moyes is a graduate of Weber State College with a B.S. in Business and an honorary doctorate degree. Through the years he has also been involved in a number of other organizations, serving as vice president of the American Trucking Association and president of the Arizona Trucking Association. He served as a board member of the Truckload Carriers Association, a director for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and a member of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University.