PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swift Transportation Company (NYSE: SWFT), the industry's leader in transportation solutions and service, was recognized by Walmart as their 2010 General Merchandise Diamond Carrier of the Year and the 2010 Sam's Carrier of the Year. "Swift Transportation has set themselves apart from other carrier partners in the industry by going above and beyond to service our customers and exceeding our service expectations... Your company's overall dedication to customer service, operational excellence, and the ability to offer creative solutions to our complex supply chain opportunities has set you apart from your peers." Ken Braunbach Senior Director, Walmart Transportation.
These two awards mark the 6th and 7th Carrier of the Year Awards Swift Transportation has won in 2011. "We are extremely proud to receive such prestigious awards from a world-class organization such as Walmart. We would like to thank Mr. Braunbach and the entire Walmart Transportation group for their continued trust in Swift Transportation. We recognize this award signifies a lot of hard work and dedication to the relationship between the Walmart and Swift Transportation teams. We are proud of our best-in-class driver, operation and shop team members for the continued support in our best-in-class initiatives to achieve greatness. The General Merchandise Diamond award is one of the highest awards a carrier can receive in the industry and we are extremely proud and excited to be the recipient for 2010." Richard Stocking President, Swift Transportation.
Swift is based in Phoenix, Arizona. As of March 31, 2011, Swift operated a tractor fleet of approximately 16,100 units comprised of 12,100 tractors driven by company drivers and 4,000 owner-operator tractors, a fleet of 49,400 trailers, and 5,000 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.