Swift Transportation Clarifies Driver Quarterly Performance Pay Incentive

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Swift Transportation Clarifies Driver Quarterly Performance Pay Incentive


Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:34 am MST



Public Company Information:

"As you can see from this new plan, we are serious about retaining and rewarding the best drivers in America."

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT), recently announced their next step to becoming “Best in Class” by awarding its ranked company drivers with a new Quarterly Performance Pay bonus. This exciting new incentive program is designed to retain and reward drivers on their level of excellence. Swift company drivers are currently ranked based on their safety, service and productivity level. This new program begins on July 1, 2012 and bonuses will be paid at the end of each fiscal quarter to ranked drivers who are employed the entire quarter.

The new Quarterly Performance Pay is in addition to the current pay and motivates drivers to improve their ranking through focused attention to safety, on-time service and miles driven. The higher the driver’s rank, the higher the Quarterly Performance Pay will be. Based on the driver’s performance, they can earn up to six bonus cents per mile - if they have achieved superior performance for an extended period of time. The program is designed to reward driver performance that enables the Company to achieve its goals. The cost of the quarterly bonus is expected to be approximately one cent per company mile - without taking into consideration the positive impact from further improvement in productivity, customer service and safety.

“As you can see from this new plan, we are serious about retaining and rewarding the best drivers in America.” Richard Stocking, President & COO

For more information about driver career opportunities at Swift, visit www.joinswift.com.

About Swift

Swift is based in Phoenix, Arizona. As of March 31, 2012, Swift operated a tractor fleet of approximately 15,600 units comprised of 11,600 tractors driven by company drivers and 4,000 owner-operator tractors, a fleet of 51,000 trailers, and 6,400 intermodal containers from 34 major terminals positioned near major freight centers and traffic lanes in the United States and Mexico. Swift offers customers the opportunity for “one-stop shopping” for their truckload transportation needs through a broad spectrum of services and equipment. Swift’s extensive suite of services includes general, dedicated and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada service, temperature-controlled, flatbed and specialized trailers, in addition to rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services, making it an attractive choice for a broad array of customers.

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Swift Transportation Company
Trent Broberg, 602-477-7146