We respect the right of our employees to make appropriate personal health decisions. Accordingly, we oppose blanket or broad "one-size-fits-all" regulatory approaches that may compel or force most people to be vaccinated it order to continue working. Truck drivers are essential to keeping food, medicine, and clothing on shelves. We do not expect vaccine mandates or mandatory testing will apply to truck drivers.
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
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.
We understand that you may be worried to come to an unfamiliar place with new people, especially during this time. We want to assure you that at Swift, the health and safety of our students and employees is our number one priority. To prevent the contamination and spread of COVID-19, we’ve included the following precautionary measures within our Swift Academies and Swift Driver Qualification locations:
- Mask requirement; disposable masks available if needed
- 6-feet distance requirement where possible
- Temperature checks
- Virtual learning options
- Limited group gatherings; limited people in truck
- Cleaned and sanitized trucks and bunks
- Daily facility cleaning and sanitization
- Ample hand sanitizer
- Single occupancy for those coming into a hotel
- Prescreen questionnaire prior to visiting Swift
Should you have any questions regarding our preventative measures, please give a Swift recruiter a call at 866-437-3050.
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 as well as a recent interview with NYSE Executive Vice Chairman Betty Liu.
Knight-Swift Holdings Inc. Press Release
Earlier this year, KNX companies announced the following changes for drivers:
- 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
“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.
During this time, it is important to refer to professional guidance. Please use the CDC guidelines general information regarding COVID-19.
Face Covering Mandates
Many states across the country have implemented mandatory face coverings. Refer to local and state regulations for the most updated requirements.
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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