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Dollar Tree Stores Recognizes Superior Customer Service; Presents Swift with Two Prestigious Awards
PHOENIX, Mar 2, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Swift Transportation Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: SWFT) is proud to announce that it has earned two prestigious awards from Dollar Tree Stores Inc.
-- Inbound Carrier of the Year for 2004
-- Outbound Carrier of the Year for 2004
The coveted Inbound Carrier of the Year award is presented to a carrier delivering from a manufacturer to Dollar Tree's distribution centers recognizing on-time pickup as the primary criteria.
In discussing the Inbound Carrier of the Year award, Dean Jones, vice president of transportation for Dollar Tree, said, "Dollar Tree is pleased to present Swift Transportation with the Dollar Tree Stores' Inbound Carrier of the Year Award for 2004. This award recognizes Swift's superior customer service, its commitment to on-time pickup, and the strong partnership that exists between Dollar Tree Stores and Swift Transportation."
The prestigious Outbound Carrier award is presented to a carrier delivering from Dollar Tree's distribution centers to the 2,700-plus Dollar Tree retail stores. Service, utilization, backhauls and damage-free merchandise delivery are the key factors for determining the award recipient.
"Swift Transportation has supported the growth of Dollar Tree Outbound Transportation for more than five years," said Jones. "This strategic partnership has blossomed over the years." Jones continued, "Dollar Tree Stores is proud to recognize Swift's outbound dedicated fleet in Stockton, Calif., as the Outbound Carrier Operation of the Year. This award honors Swift's outstanding commitment to providing excellent driver support and on-time service while meeting Dollar Tree's volume requirements."
Based on Dollar Tree Stores' criteria for each award, Swift Transportation Co. ranked the highest.
"On behalf of all of the hard-working employees of Swift, and especially our 22,000 highly professional and safe drivers, we want to thank our long-time partner Dollar Tree Stores for both these awards," said Jerry Moyes, Swift chairman and CEO. "All of us at Swift focus on on-time delivery and safety and these important awards are a tribute to all the efforts of my fellow employees."
Swift Transportation Co. Inc. is a truckload carrier headquartered in Phoenix. Swift operates the largest fleet of truckload carrier equipment in the United States with regional operations throughout the continental United States. The principal types of freight transported by Swift include retail and discount department store merchandise, manufactured goods, paper products, non-perishable food, beverages and beverage containers, and building materials.
Dollar Tree Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: DLTR), the nation's largest $1 discount variety store chain, operates 2,735 stores in 48 states. The company also operates a coast-to-coast logistics network of nine distribution centers. Dollar Tree is a member of the Nasdaq 100 index. For more information, please visit www. DollarTree.com.
SOURCE: Swift Transportation Co. Inc.
Swift Transportation Co. Inc., Phoenix
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