Swift Transportation was founded by Jerry Moyes originally as Common Market. The operations began in 1966 transporting imported steel from the ports of Los Angeles to Arizona, and then returning with Arizona cotton to be delivered to Southern California. The company name today, Swift Transportation, was purchased from a descendant of the Swift Meat Packing family. With the help of his father, brother and a partner, Jerry grew the business to a $25 million annual revenue in 1984 transportation company. By 1990, Swift Transportation has grown to a $125 million carrier with over 800 trucks. The company growth has continued since 1988 with the purchasing of (11) different motor carriers throughout the United States. Today, this company, with over 16,000 trucks, generates over $2.5 billion in revenue.
Swift’s terminal network has grown to over forty full service facilities in both the continental United States and Mexico. Swift owns 100% of Trans-Mex, a Nuevo Laredo, Mexico-based carrier. Swift offers border crossing services at all major Mexican border crossings. Swift maintains a presence in every Canadian province each day.