Swift founder to buy Central Freight

Swift founder to buy Central Freight

There are 13 comments on the Truckers News story from Jan 31, 2006, titled Swift founder to buy Central Freight. In it, Truckers News reports that:

Swift founder to buy Central Freight By eTrucker Staff Central Freight Lines has agreed to be acquired by Swift Transportation founder Jerry Moyes in a deal that values the trucking company at $2.25 a share, ...

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Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Feb 8, 2006
I'd like to see Jerry take central to the top and then take Swift back from all the backstabers. Hey Swift CEO remember who brought you to the top....

Houston, TX

#2 Feb 26, 2006

A new google group just starting

United States

#3 Apr 29, 2006
Jerry took Swift to where it is today so he'll probally do it with central.
But we really need him back at Swift

Corona Del Mar, CA

#4 Jan 1, 2007
Earlier this week, Swift Transportation Co. Inc. rejected an all-cash offer from Moyes to take private the truckload carrier that he founded, with the special committee that evaluated the $29 per share bid saying the price was too low. Moyes was removed as CEO of Swift last year following a $1.25 million settlement of insider trading allegations by the Securities Exchange Commission.
He's a crook and an only looking to get richer. Just like he's doing now. Magicaly Swift stock drops. Just so the crook can buy his company back.
just my opinion

Thibodaux, LA

#5 Mar 4, 2007
uh-non-uh-muhs what would you do if you had the worlds largest truck load carrier and were going to change the contract with freightliner would you get youre money out of there first sry i cant blame jerry on that i would have done the same thing. as well as alot of others.
yes hes looking to get richer but not at the expence of us the drivers who makes him that money like boby boy. heck i look foward to making money dont you.


#6 Jun 5, 2007
Welcome back Jerry. Hope you get rid of all the dead weight around here and lets get back to business. you have youre work cut out for you to get this company back rolling in the right direction. I hope one of your first prioritys is to the drivers, the ones that have hung in here over the years doing their job and making money for the company. Been 5 years since last raise. Not good. Give us a reason to stay and make Swift the best in the industry.


#7 Jun 13, 2007
If the experience i just had at the KC, Mo school is and indication of how this company is being run I feel sorry for the drivers. Nobody knows for sure what to do. I wanted directions to the driving academy where I was supposed to start school and nobody would tell me. The ones I was given in email were incorrect and the fiasco of being told yes come to KC and then being told when I got there no you will have to go somewhere else leaves me wondering who the hell is in charge???

Lake George, MN

#8 Jun 15, 2007
Sounds like Swift didn't lose much Carlee. If you don't have the resources to find the driving school, you shouldn't be driving a big rig. Stick to the sod and let real drivers handle the big rigs.
Its all for the money

United States

#9 Dec 12, 2011
It's 2011. Central is run it the ground. How many people are still working for them. And to have people run the company in the ground just to buy back the stock for 2$ how can soimeone work 4 swift they are a joke

Monroeville, AL

#10 Dec 12, 2011
ya gotta start some place.poor folks that don't know any better take what there givin.
its all for the money

United States

#11 Dec 18, 2011
Well I work for them. That was a big company at one time he had people on the inside just run the stock into the ground. The bad thing was UPS was looking in to buying them. But it was all done just to buy back the stock at $2 a share. I only work for them 2001 to 2006

Portage, MI

#12 Jul 14, 2012
Swift LTL but he ran it in the ground

United States

#13 Jun 8, 2017
That dickhead ran that company
Into the ground just by it back

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