Our Mission and Values

Truckin' since 1966

MISSION

Our mission is three fold:

1. Industry leading results in safety, profit and growth.

2. Provide individuals training opportunities and a place to grow.

3.  Provide a high level of service to our customers while being the environmental leader in the industry and helpful in the communities we serve.​

SWIFT VALUES

GIVE YOUR BEST EVERYDAY

We accomplish extraordinary results by giving our best every day and helping others do the same. As we work on the collective goal of making our company better, extraordinary outcomes will occur with the special blend of humility, courage, and genuine desire to be good.

HONESTY AND MUTUAL RESPECT

Two of the finest characteristics anyone can possess arehonestlyand mutual respect. At Swift, we trust each other, have positive assumptions, and allow everyone to have a voice regardless of level, title, or tenure.

PASSIONATE ABOUT CONTINUAL LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT

Improvement is a result of taking risks, innovating, and sometimes even failing. Creating efficiencies, investing in innovation, and constant learning happens when we put aside the fear of failure and focus on problem-solving. Continual learning leads to continual improvement.

History

1966 Common Market Founded by Carl and Jerry Godell with one truck. Jerry and Vickie Moyes along with Jerry Godell, started Common Market Distributing Company. Common Market had four customers: American Fence Company, Marathon Steel, Swift Fresh Meat Company and Common Market Trading which was Godell’s own company. 1968 Carl Moyes purchases the Swift Fresh Meat company’s stock and starts operating under the name, Swift Transportation. Jerry continued to run Common Market while Carl operated Swift.

Adam Miller
Adam Miller
President / CFO

Adam Miller joined Knight Transportation in September 2002. He was appointed as CFO in May 2012 and served as the Secretary and Treasurer since February 2011. Prior to becoming CFO of Knight Transportation, Mr. Miller served as the Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance from February 2011 to May 2012 and as Controller of Knight Refrigerated, LLC from January 2006 to February 2011. Prior to his appointment as Controller of Knight Refrigerated, LLC, Mr. Miller served in several other accounting and finance positions at Knight since 2002. Following the merger with Swift Transportation in September 2017, Mr. Miller was appointed as the CFO of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. November 13, 2020, Adam Miller was appointed President of Swift Transportation and will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of Swift’s parent company, Knight-Swift. Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Arizona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Arizona 



Father to three active kids who keep him and his amazing wife on the move. When he has a break from work, nothing beats a date night with his wife or a movie night with his kids. Enjoys exercising and watching football, but not at the same time
 

Kevin Quast
Kevin Quast
Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin Quast was appointed Swift Transportation's Chief Operating Officer in September of 2017 following the merger with Knight Transportation. Prior to the merger, Mr. Quast was with Knight Transportation for more than 20 years.  After graduating from Brigham Young University, Mr. Quast joined Knight Transportation in January 1996. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer beginning in February 2011.  Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Knight, Mr. Quast served as the Business Unit Leader for the Southeast beginning in May 2010.  On November 13, 2020, Kevin Quast was appointed as the Chief Administrative Officer of Knight-Swift. 



Outside of work, Kevin and his wife
's greatest memories have been with their family, including spending time in the mountains or sand dunes. They also love spending time serving with their church group and community. Kevin also speaks Mandarin Chinese, although it is a little rusty since it has been a few decades since he lived in Taiwan and used it daily
 

Mike Ruchensky
Mike Ruchensky
Chief Information Officer

Mike Ruchensky joined Swift Transportation in 2003 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.  Following the merger with Knight Transportation in September 2017, Mr. Ruchensky transitioned to his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. and is responsible for all areas of technology for Knight-Swift Holdings.  Prior to Knight-Swift, Mr. Ruchensky held numerous technology positions at AlliedSignal, Sara Lee, and J-Del.  Mr. Ruchensky holds a B.A. in Accounting from Ottawa University and an MBA from Baker University.  



Away from work, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing a little golf and, of course, following his beloved Broncos, Jayhawks, and Royals
 

Rachel Monti joined Swift Transportation in May 1998, beginning her tenure in pricing, after which she helped lead quality assurance ISO certification efforts.  Starting in 2000, Ms. Monti began serving in human resource positions of increasing responsibility.  Ms. Monti has held the top leadership position in Human Resources for more than ten years, currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer.  Ms. Monti earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix.  She holds multiple professional certifications in the human resources specialty 



Having always been an avid traveler, Rachel finds it hard to stay in one place.  Close to home, she often explores Arizona
's hiking trails or witnesses the amazing beauty of its scenery by motorcycle.  When she has free time, her passion is traveling within the U.S. and internationally.  Rachel loves to experience other places and traditions because it expands her appreciation of diverse cultures as well as her own. Her record for the longest single flight (so far) is a little over 16 hours traveling to Australia
 

Rachel Monti
Rachel Monti
Chief Human Resource Officer
Jim Fitzsimmons
Jim Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations

Jim Fitzsimmons has served as the Executive Vice President of Operations at Swift since September 2018. Mr. Fitzsimmons joined Swift in 1993 and has held numerous leadership positions. Before his current position, Mr. Fitzsimmons served as Regional Vice President from 2006-2018 and Senior Vice President of Operations from January 2018 to September 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Arizona State University 



Jim enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and their three teenagers at the lake, off-roading or just relaxing at the house. Jim also likes working out, weekend trips to Puerto 
Penasco, Mexico & anything with a lot of horsepower
 

Tim Harrington
Tim Harrington
Executive Vice President of Sales

Tim Harrington joined Swift in 1997He has served as Executive Vice President of Sales since May 2018Before he was appointed Executive Vice President of Sales, Mr. Harrington served as Regional Vice President of Sales from 2006 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2018From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Harrington served as Vice President of Network OperationsBefore these roles, Mr. Harrington served in several leadership positions in sales and operationsMr. Harrington earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota 



When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and any combination of their three adult children. He enjoys playing and listening to music and is an avid hockey fan.

 

Mark Deere
Mark Deere
Senior Vice President of Dedicated Services

Mark Deere is the Senior Vice President of Swift Dedicated Fleet Services, one of the nation's largest dedicated fleet providers. During his 16-year Swift career, he has also held executive leadership roles in both Dedicated and Linehaul Operations, including stints as V.P. Customer Service, V.P. Network Capacity Management, V.P. Western Operations, and V.P. Dedicated Sales. He joined Swift via the M.S. Carriers acquisition in 2001. Mark is a 30+ year veteran of the transportation industry with prior leadership roles as Senior V.P. Operations at Transport Industries and President of Lake Shore-Pacific Corporation, along with multiple managerial positions at CRST International and Hormel Foods. Mark holds both a BBA in Finance and an MBA from the University of Iowa.    



Mark recently became an 
"empty-nester" and is looking forward to more free time… Mark and his family are avid sports fans and have been to over 100 different sporting venues around the country.  Relaxation includes creating rustic wood projects for friends and family in his development as a "hack" artist
 

Joe Sherer joined Knight in 2001. Joe currently serves as the Sr. Vice President of Logistics since January 2021 and most recently was the SVP of Account Management and Customer Service. He started in Driver Payroll and later became the Director of Credit & Billing. In July 2004, Joe moved to Southern CA as a Regional Sales Manager while also holding positions as Director of Sales and Vice President of Sales before moving back to Arizona as a General Manager in 2013. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Arizona State University.



Married to an amazing wife and proud father of 3. When he is not cheering on his kids at their sporting events you will usually find him cheering on the Wolverines. Enjoys the simple life with a touch of “sarcasm.” GO BLUE!

Joe Sherer
Joe Sherer
Senior Vice President Logistics