Sustainability

Doing our part to contribute to a more sustainable future

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Sustainability has always been at the core of our culture. While we have made significant strides in improving our environmental footprint over the years, we believe that setting an ambitious public goal to reduce carbon emissions generated by our fleet by 50% over the next 15 years quantifies our commitment. Our passionate and dedicated team members have the knowledge to rally around and execute on this achievable goal that will benefit our families, our communities, and future generations.

– Dave Jackson, CEO Knight-Swift Transportation

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Committed To Making An Impact

At Swift Transportation, we are committed to our corporate responsibilities as an industry leader and global citizen.  To achieve this, we seek to influence for good the areas of safety, human rights, environmental stewardship, and innovation in technological advancements. 

 

Our People

Community

  • Knight-Swift Charities Network, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work, provides important fundraising and unlimited volunteer opportunities to our employees. 
  • Over a 10-year span, we have provided over $10.6MIL in employee and community assistance. 
  • In 2019, we launched a companywide partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, bringing opportunities to support our pillars of giving. 

Employees

  •  Emphasizing employee development has resulted in a culture of continuous learning through our corporate universities. 
  • We hired over 6,000 U.S. veterans, managing a strong program that is increasing year over year. 
  • We have created over 11,000 employment opportunities to start a new career in the transportation industry. 
  • On-site fitness centers in 14 locations with plans to expand in the future. 

Environmental Stewardship

We will continue our strategy of investing capital in new equipment to take advantage of improvements in tractor cab aerodynamic drag, engine efficiency and developing fuel saving technologies. In addition, we are committed to completing our initiative to install Start-Stop idle reduction technology in all our tractors to reduce emissions. To date, we have deployed this technology in 61% of our tractors and have plans to complete this by Q4 2023. Along with our rigorous management and training efforts centered around fuel efficiency, we are also actively working to implement next generation trailer aerodynamic solutions, optimize diesel emissions with new cleaner burning solutions and implement various other strategies as technology is further developed.

We will make meaningful progress using technologies and strategies that are currently available in the marketplace. However, to meet the long-term goal of a 50% reduction, we will be reliant upon new technologies that are currently under various phases of development. We are anticipating that zero-emissions vehicles (including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) will move from prototype phase to cost-effective market solutions. We are currently testing and closely monitoring these technologies and anticipate that the solutions will be a meaningful contributor towards the targeted reduction

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COMMUNITY GIVING

Swift Charities, the formal charitable arm of Knight-Swift Transportation, is committed to investing and supporting our employees, their families and the communities we serve.

Funded by voluntary payroll contributions from employees and Owner Operators, followed by a dollar for dollar match from the Company, these generous contributions make tremendous positive impacts in our communities in a myriad of ways. From employee hardship grants, scholarships, and charitable organization support, in 2020, we were proud to award over $1.3 million dollars in assistance.

Community grants are those awarded to organizations nominated by our employees. We are proud to champion great organizations who support our communities in our home state of Arizona and across the entire United States.

One relationship we are extremely proud of is our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network. In 2020, grants were given to 42 hospitals in order to help address their most urgent and critical needs.

Whether providing care to children without insurance, investing in research that discovers new treatments and cures, training the next generation of doctors and nurses, or offering families comfort and peace of mind during the most trying moments of their lives, Knight-Swift is proud to support Children’s Miracle Network in their life-saving mission.

Human Rights

  • Employment Law - We comply with all U.S. and State regulations related to employment law, including child labor laws.
  • Truckers Against Trafficking - Sponsorship with Truckers Against Human Trafficking, we advocate for education and communication out to our mobile workforce.
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Diversity and Inclusion Initiative launched in 2020 with ongoing efforts in place to support and encourage a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • 2020 Women On Boards - Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards as a “W” Winning Company, with at least 20% women represented on our board of directors.