Swift Transportation Selects AT&T as Primary Communications Provider
Phoenix, Arizona, May 5, 2009
Today, AT&T* and Swift Transportation Inc., a large privately held long haul trucking company, announced that Swift has awarded AT&T a three-year contract valued at $24 million. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will provide Swift a unified voice and data network and a streamlined set of wireless solutions to help Swift offer improved customer service internally and externally, optimize IT expense and increase revenue.
Swift sought a wide-ranging set of communications services from AT&T to support its expansive business which includes strong regional operations, a 17,000-truck fleet, an expedited transcontinental business and a comprehensive Intermodal transport package. Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will provide a robust set of solutions, including Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to more than 125 corporate locations in the U.S. and Mexico and all wireless services for corporate and employee use.
Using AT&T’s services and resources, Swift augments its own IT team, consolidates its Contact Center voice and data traffic onto one network and centralizes wireless and wireline applications.
“AT&T offers us the best technology roadmap, the most robust network and the opportunity to increase our business velocity,” said Mike Ruchensky, CIO of Swift Transportation. “The ability to offer complete solutions to meet our communication needs and provide the security and reliability we sought made AT&T the clear choice for a long-term relationship.”
Swift Transportation also will have around-the-clock access to real-time information about the performance of its networking services and a direct connection to electronic billing and ordering systems through the reliable and award-winning AT&T BusinessDirect® portal.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Swift Transportation
Swift began operations in 1966 with just one truck and has grown as North America’s largest truckload carrier. Swift’s Best-in-Class suite of transportation solutions is unmatched in the industry, with 40 major terminals across the U.S. and Mexico. Swift Transportation is positioned to be your sole source provider for all your transportation needs including: Intermodal, Dry Van, Temperature Controlled, Dedicated, Container, Flatbed and more. Operating over 17,000 trucks with over 45 years of experience in the industry, Swift has the capacity and competency to partner with customers when they need it most.
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