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


  • 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. 


  •  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


Knight-Swift has teamed with Daimler Trucks North America (“DTNA”) to deploy the Company’s first Zero-Emissions battery electric vehicle, consisting of a pre-production Freightliner eCascadia day cab tractor as part of DTNA’s Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. The Freightliner CX Fleet is part of DTNA’s ongoing co-creation initiative that engages customers in the commercial electric vehicle development process by deploying trucks in real-world applications. This Freightliner eCascadia, equipped with a fully electric drivetrain, will be used by Knight-Swift to service the Greater Los Angeles area with the benefit of zero tailpipe emissions.


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.