Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Greg Swift recognized for exceptional safety and service in 2014
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Shippers want their freight moved safely and efficiently. When they find a really special highway superhero who safely moves freight and professionally represents their brand, they recognize him or her.
KBX Logistics, an agent for Georgia-Pacific (which is the world’s leading maker of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals), evaluated nominees from a pool of more than 1,900 drivers from trucking companies that provide dedicated services to the company. It found its superhero in Greg Swift, a Schneider driver with 23 years’ experience and over three million accident-free miles under his belt. He was named the 2014 Dedicated Driver of the Year, an award that honors characteristics such as safety, fuel conservation, number of Georgia-Pacific miles driven and overall service. Swift went above and beyond in all categories to earn Georgia-Pacific’s top spot.
Swift has been on Schneider’s Georgia-Pacific Dedicated account for two and a half years, logging 358,920 miles during this time. With 100 percent on-time service and a reputation built on never missing a day of work, Swift ensures that cargo always gets where it needs to be.
Another area of performance management that Georgia-Pacific/KBX Logistics values is fuel efficiency. Swift maintained little to no idle, and he drove under the miles planned for his route. At the time of the award evaluations, he was 756 miles under plan and used Schneider’s fuel optimizer 100 percent of the time.
"Greg is a driver who always goes above and beyond," offered Mark Rourke, EVP, chief operating officer for Schneider. “He shares his ideas and observations on a regular basis because he is always trying to help Schneider and Georgia-Pacific improve our service and safety performance. Having his hard work recognized by a customer is the ultimate honor.”
"We are very pleased to recognize the excellent performance of Greg Swift," said Ken Weber, transportation manager at KBX Logistics. "It was a very tough competition among so many great drivers, but in the end we believed Greg was the most outstanding."
Schneider also received Georgia-Pacific’s Intermodal Carrier of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.
Shippers who want their freight moved by safe, courteous, hustling drivers who deliver superior service should visit www.schneider.com.
One of the largest truckload carriers in North America, Schneider has been the top choice of safety-minded drivers for 80 years. With over 75 percent of its drivers getting home weekly or better, Schneider provides professional opportunities that meet the work-life balance needs of today’s drivers and owner-operators. Schneider is a $3.9 billion company and is ranked a top-paying carrier by the National Transportation Institute. It has been nationally recognized for its support of current and former military personnel. For more information about Schneider career opportunities, visit http://www.SchneiderJobs.com. You can also connect with Schneider on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jobsatschneider or follow on Twitter @schneiderjobs.