Photo: Evan Lockridge

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Swift Transportation has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance. The Phoenix, Arizona-based Swift is one of the largest trucking companies and full truckload carriers in the U.S.

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

The Alliance supports technologies and procedures such as electronic logging devices, truck speed limiters, hair testing for driver pre-employment drug screening, and forward collision warning/mitigation systems, and recently expressed support for the development of autonomous trucking technologies.

Stocking will join the Alliance board of directors, and Swift’s vice president, David Berry, will join the Alliance’s Advisory Group that analyzes legislative and regulatory proposals and assists with the organization’s advocacy efforts.

With the addition of Swift, the Trucking Alliance now includes companies that collectively employ 68,000 drivers, management, and logistics personnel and own 52,000 trucks and 175,000 trailers.

“Swift Transportation is the largest full truckload carrier in the United States and its leadership team is one of the best in the business,” said Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and Trucking Alliance president. “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.”

The Trucking Alliance is a coalition of transportation companies working to reduce large truck accidents, injuries and fatalities on U.S. highways. Affiliation in the Trucking Alliance is by invitation and the group currently includes, Cargo Transporters, Dupré Logistics, JB Hunt Transport Services, KLLM Transport Services, Knight Transportation, Maverick USA, Swift Transportation, and US Xpress.