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Swift Names VP of Driver Engagement

June 13, 2017

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Scott Barker has been promoted to vice president of driver engagement at Swift Transportation. Photo: Swift Transportation
Scott Barker has been promoted to vice president of driver engagement at Swift Transportation. Photo: Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation has promoted Scott Barker to vice president of driver engagement, a newly formed role at the company, in charge of providing support for the company's drivers.  

Barker has nearly 40 years of experience in safety, training, and development as well as years of developing initiatives that have impacted drivers at Swift. He was previously the vice president of safety, driver recruiting, and driver development for Swift, spearheading all aspects of safety, compliance, driver recruiting and development.

“Without our drivers, Swift cannot and does not exist,” said Deborah Owens, chief human resources officer of Swift Transportation. “We’re excited for Scott to become the voice of our more than 16,000 drivers nationwide, and to build that important bridge between them and driver support to positively impact their lives.”

Prior to working for Swift, Barker held several roles at UPS, starting his career as a delivery driver and progressing to director of safety, West Division, for UPS Freight. He has also been a member of several professional groups including the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, and participates in volunteer leadership roles within the trucking industry.

“Truck drivers are instrumental in the way that America moves,” said Barker. “I feel honored to deliver a better life for our drivers across the country.”

Comments

  1. 1. Bonny Smith [ June 19, 2017 @ 01:30PM ]

    I heard a rumor that Jerry Moyer and his son were killed in an accident with a big truck. Is there any truth to that?

  2. 2. Mike [ July 27, 2017 @ 03:40AM ]

    @ Bonny Smith absolutely untrue and just another rumor started by someone with way to much time on their hands. He is alive and well. He is retiring from Swift at years end once the merger with Knight transportation is done (assuming it gets legal clearance). Once the merger is done Swift/Knight will be a massive company, Swift already is.

 

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