At Swift, we understand this is a very uncertain time in the country. Nevertheless, we couldn't be more proud to know we have the best drivers in the industry delivering food, goods, and supplies coast-to-coast. Drivers are our heroes today and everyday — they are on the frontlines. They're going the extra mile to deliver loads, day and night, so that store shelves are stocked, and America has the goods that they need. Our financial strength has enabled us to provide stability to all of our employees, and we understand that the country needs us now more than ever. Below are a few useful resources that drivers can refer to for supplemental support during this pandemic.
Supporting our Drivers
KNX Terminal Access
Drivers, please know that you have access to all Swift Transportation, Knight Transportation, Barr-Nunn Transportation and Abeline Motor Express terminals if needed. Below is a list of each company’s terminal locations. Please contact your Driver Leader for details.
- Swift Terminal Locations
- Knight Terminal Locations
- Abeline Motor Express Terminal Locations
- Barr-Nunn Transportation Terminal Locations
Well-being Medical Support
It is critical to know that at Swift, you are not alone and have resources to support your mental and physical well-being. Please checkout the portal for a Swift Well-being Resource document that includes telehealth information, virtual fitness classes and more.
Face Covering Mandates
LAREDO, TX: The city of Laredo, Texas has mandated anyone in public to cover their nose and mouth. This includes fuel stops, food takeout, and customer deliveries. The covering can include a face mask, bandana, scarf or any fabric that will cover your nose and mouth. Violations of this law will face up to $1,000 fine by local authorities.
LOS ANGELES, CA: Los Angeles residents must wear a face mask, bandanna, or other type of covering.
This has been been communicated to all our Driving Associates via Qualcomm.
We understand that our drivers are out on the road for extended periods of time and are unable to gather supplies. We have designated 25 locations across the Knight-Swift network as driver supply points. These locations will be stocked with cases of water, non-perishable food, and personal items. As deliveries come in, we will keep you up to date on which locations are fully stocked. All drivers are welcome to go to any location across all brands for supplies. More details are available on the Driver Portals.
Check out the latest leadership update regarding COVID-19 below, and be sure to keep up with the rest of our updates on our YouTube COVID-19 Playlist. Plus, check out Dave Jackson's recent interview with Freight Waves.
Knight-Swift Holdings Inc. Press Release
KNX companies announced the following changes for drivers:
- 25 locations have been established throughout the country where drivers in any KNX brand can acquire (free of charge); food, water, cleaning products, and other essentials.
- Intensified cleaning and sanitation of all trucks
- Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all terminals
- Virtual training classroom options for new Driving Associates
- Respecting social distancing during all training and onboarding processes
- Drivers and support staff that test positive will be compensated (and will not need to use their PTO)
“The health and safety of our employees, as well as, that of the communities we serve remains our number one priority. We thank our hard-working driving associates who have answered the call, at a critical time, in this country. We are grateful for those who support our Driving Associates and our customers in helping to keep store shelves stocked.” adds Knight-Swift CEO Dave Jackson.
Read the full Press Release here.
During this time, it is important to refer to professional guidance. Please use the CDC guidelines general information regarding COVID-19.
How to Make Your own Face Covering
We understand resources are scarce, and some may not be able to access store-bought face masks. Watch the U.S. Surgeon General below show you how to make your own face covering. For more information regarding cloth face coverings, visit the CDC website.
Essential Workers Letter
As we monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, it is imperative to understand that the transportation industry is essential to our country. To those individuals who are working at our facilities across the country to support our driving force, please follow the CDC recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, products, and clothing. For those of you that are traveling to and from work, please keep a copy of this letter with you for reference, if needed. It is available on the Company Portals, or your Driver Leader can send you a copy.
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