Arizona Chamber Honors Jerry Moyes Wi...

Arizona Chamber Honors Jerry Moyes With Inaugural Milton Friedman Award

There are 28 comments on the Earth Times story from Jun 22, 2007, titled Arizona Chamber Honors Jerry Moyes With Inaugural Milton Friedman Award. In it, Earth Times reports that:

“We are delighted to present Mr. Jerry Moyes with the inaugural Milton Friedman Award. His success in building Swift Transportation from one truck reveals he is a committed leader who believes in, and has benefited from, a strong, free-market economy”

Swift Corporation is proud to announce that Jerry Moyes, Swift Chairman and CEO, is the first recipient of the inaugural Milton Friedman Award presented by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. via Earth Times

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Lou Bowman

United States

#1 Aug 1, 2007
Mr. Moyes may believe in a "free market", but others in his employment are more aggressive in their business beliefs. Our little company had been a customer of Swift's as a property broker for 15 years and recently their sales department went directly to our customer and cut us, a small mom and pop company, out of the business and went directly to our shipper.
In addition, we had a "no back solicit" arrangement with financial penalties if they broke the contract, which they did, and they are ignoring our efforts to collect commissions due on the contract and placing us in the position as a small company to have to consider expensive litigation to resolve the issue. That's not what a free market is about. That's just an unfair business practice
Brian Kramer

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Oct 16, 2007
Not a surprise ... the little guy always get screwed. Shit or be the one who is shat on.

Also ... In 2005 Jerry Moyes agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle a stock-trading inquiry by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. He did not admit any guilt.

BTW, Mr. Moyes just sold his 5 BD, 6000+ sf Biltmore home for a cool $5.3 million. Doubtful that he thought of all the people he trampled on when he cashed that check.
NOT A STUPID PERSON

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Nov 29, 2007
HELLO, BEFORE YOU START POSTING ERRONEOUS INFORMATION ABOUT A VERY GOOD PERSON WHO DOES NOT NEED YOU OR ANYONE ELSE TO JUSTIFY WHAT HE DOES OR DOES NOT DO FOR THE GOOD OF PEOPLE, WHY DON'T YOU CHECK YOUR FACTS.

THE HOME WAS PURCHASED BY HIM, NOT SOLD. HE GIVES AWAY MORE MONEY TO CHARITIES THAN MOST PEOPLE WOULD EVER EVEN CONSIDER. IF ANYONE WAS "SCREWED", I GUARANTEE IT DID NOT COME FROM HIM. SOMETIMES IN THE PATH OF LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE THAT MANY EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR YOU, YOU CANNOT KNOW EVERY DETAIL. SOUNDS LIKE AN AWFUL LOT OF JEALOUSY IS GETTING IN THE WAY HERE.

GET OVER IT, MOVE ON AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Brian Kramer wrote:
Not a surprise ... the little guy always get screwed. Shit or be the one who is shat on.
Also ... In 2005 Jerry Moyes agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle a stock-trading inquiry by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. He did not admit any guilt.
BTW, Mr. Moyes just sold his 5 BD, 6000+ sf Biltmore home for a cool $5.3 million. Doubtful that he thought of all the people he trampled on when he cashed that check.
kelly clem

United States

#4 Jan 2, 2008
Quit whining, I was a lease operator with Swift. Recently I had to turn in my truck and quit driving because of medical reasons. I basicaly lost everything i had invested.I am sitting here unable to go to work with no help from the state or social security and I am not blaming Gerry. I thank Gerry Moyes for the oppertunity to make some money. If you are in buisnes for yourself you are there to make money. Gerry moyes does it better than most people. Quit complaining about the the way Gerry spends his money, He earned it and if you put just half the effort he did your pocket would be full of money. If you aren't making money don't blame Gerry Moyes, take a good look at yourself and the decision's you have made. Quit blaming other people for your failures.
BTC

Tolleson, AZ

#5 May 1, 2008
I personally know Jerry and he is an upstanding person that manages the multiple moving of his many companies with the highest integrity. He has been a staple for the valley's economy.
Innocent Third Party

Phoenix, AZ

#6 May 12, 2008
That article is a load of crap. He inheritied that Co. from his father who started it with one truck not Jerry Moyes. Give credit to the right person at least. Another thing he just recently paid to get the Co. back. Maybe if he MADE his kids work for their money instead of just paying them off they would be nice respectful people instead of GREEDY hurtful liars.

Since: May 08

Corona Del Mar, CA

#7 May 20, 2008
Innocent Third Party wrote:
That article is a load of crap. He inheritied that Co. from his father who started it with one truck not Jerry Moyes. Give credit to the right person at least. Another thing he just recently paid to get the Co. back. Maybe if he MADE his kids work for their money instead of just paying them off they Would be nice respectful people instead of GREEDY
hurtful liars.
You are clueless...Jerry did not inherit the company from anyone, he started it himself.
someone more insightful

Orem, UT

#8 Nov 3, 2008
Wow, for not being long ago, not many people know the history of Swift. Vernal and Carl Moyes (Jerry's dad) started the company in Ogden UT. Vernal got out of the business soon after and Carl relocated to AZ. Carl left the business to all of the children. Jerry worked hard to get the business where it is now. He is a very honest and generous person. Look up how much TIME and money he donates.
cdla driver

Lansing, MI

#9 Jan 9, 2009
Not soap boxen.

Just elling the truth.

Can you handle it?

Or don't you tell the truth?

I'm the Swift driver who told the truth about Swift and I have not been able to work since.

SWift will not obey the Law and put me back to work.

I need a job driving truck again.

Any Honest Trucking Companies out there that would hire me right now.

cdla driver ya oo com
GGg

Buckeye, AZ

#10 Jan 21, 2009
Moyes, steals from his kids trust, defrauds the stockholders of his company by trying to sell stock only to get caught and has to pay 1.26 million. Gets sued by his brother and settles. Sure he gives a lot to charities when he is living on borrowed money.
YouKnowNothing

Ballston Spa, NY

#11 Feb 8, 2009
someone more insightful wrote:
Wow, for not being long ago, not many people know the history of Swift. Vernal and Carl Moyes (Jerry's dad) started the company in Ogden UT. Vernal got out of the business soon after and Carl relocated to AZ. Carl left the business to all of the children. Jerry worked hard to get the business where it is now. He is a very honest and generous person. Look up how much TIME and money he donates.
Clueless.Bernie Madoff also donated to some charities.However, he still remains a crook who the US Govt only now has begun their investigation.Jerry earned his $ and so did Bernie with his business.It is nice that we all benefit from such magnanimous thieves.Who else could receive such charitable tax deductions?
YouKnowNothing

Ballston Spa, NY

#12 Feb 8, 2009
GGg wrote:
Moyes, steals from his kids trust, defrauds the stockholders of his company by trying to sell stock only to get caught and has to pay 1.26 million. Gets sued by his brother and settles. Sure he gives a lot to charities when he is living on borrowed money.
I agree!Good assessment:)
YouKnowNothing

Ballston Spa, NY

#13 Feb 8, 2009
kelly clem wrote:
Quit whining, I was a lease operator with Swift. Recently I had to turn in my truck and quit driving because of medical reasons. I basicaly lost everything i had invested.I am sitting here unable to go to work with no help from the state or social security and I am not blaming Gerry. I thank Gerry Moyes for the oppertunity to make some money. If you are in buisnes for yourself you are there to make money. Gerry moyes does it better than most people. Quit complaining about the the way Gerry spends his money, He earned it and if you put just half the effort he did your pocket would be full of money. If you aren't making money don't blame Gerry Moyes, take a good look at yourself and the decision's you have made. Quit blaming other people for your failures.
Right on! Quit your complaining and go work for another company! If you have poor health and cannot pass your DOT physical-tough break.You will still have to find another job or go on disability.If you are really ill and not just ill-tempered, hope you get well soon and best of luck with your job search:) Personally, I would have never leased to Swift much less driven for them as company driver.
If you made $ as lease-operator, that's great. Company driver pay there sucks compared with other companies with better pay/management team. Just call their recruiters or visit their website to view pay-scale.I cannot speak to lease operator pay only company drivers.Good Luck!
Michael Hill

Bloomsburg, PA

#14 Mar 22, 2009
Swift Transportaion has the the most DISHONEST of DRIVER MANAGERS in the Industry of trucking. If they want to ruin your Driving all they have to do is type whatevver they feel about you to USIS/DAC and it stick's. I am in the process od trying to get ahold of this Gentleman Jerry Moyer to see what he's going to do to correct the situation I'm in cause instead of being terminated from employ from SWIFT I as well as the DM should have been reprimanded, no his ass was saved due to him not MANNING UP. So i had to pay the consequences. This company is DIRT. and I plan to bring a very BIG law/civil suite against them. This practic has got to stop. too many drivers losing there jobs due to SWIFT, and he has to know how his STAFF from the desk aspect work. Respectfully Michael HILL from Watervliet,NY
Trucker

Somerset, KY

#15 Mar 22, 2009
bassmaster2007 wrote:
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You are clueless...Jerry did not inherit the company from anyone, he started it himself.
your all cluest Jerry worked as a lease driver for Swift the meat company and bought thier Authority from them. The guy is a criminal and he should be in jail. He has been charged in everything from insider trading to Predatory pricing, as yet he has gotten off only to have pay small fines like most white collar criminals but the Bush Era is over and if he tries his same old routine I think the Feds will take him down under RICCO next time. The slimeball returns over 22,000 hits from google for his inditements and class action suits against his company.
Michael Hill

United States

#16 Mar 22, 2009
Hey, YOUKNOWNOTHING are you still in Albany ? You must have been employed by SWIFT at sometime in your driving life. locally I've driven for Imperial Pools,Hauser Trucking,Harbour roads Paving,Arcy Plastic Laminates, Dagen trucking, and never a problem with any of them go to SWIFT and BAM they screw me. 10 yrs driving gone hopefully someone locazlly hires me. going to try a previouse employer who does not use the DAC or USIS system contact me BIGRIGDRIVER229@YAHOO.COM PEACE OUT
LMAOLDS

Salt Lake City, UT

#17 Mar 29, 2009
Jerry Moyes is a lying cheat who steals from employees and gives those spoils to the mormon church. The only medal he deserves is a wristband engraved with his prison ID number. 23 hours a day lockup with a shower every fourth day. No towels. No soap. Moyes has sown more fetid karma than anyone else in the transportation industry. You reap what you sow, my friend, and the harvest has begun. No need to send a postcard.
Whatever

Perth Amboy, NJ

#18 May 6, 2009
Jerry Moyes is a mormon. Mormon=thieving,lying shit. Just look what he did with the Coyotes. I wish we could go back to the good ole days when the only good mormon was a dead one and it was still legal to exterminate them like the vermin mormons are.
Brenda Gruver

AOL

#19 Sep 15, 2009
I have also been trying to get in touch with Jerry. I wanted to let him know of the elogle practices from the DM's at the Hbg. Pa terminal. And when you complain to the safety detp about it, you get fired the next week. They your career is ruined. And your life is over.
Lori utah

United States

#20 Sep 29, 2009
Well actually if you was to read about how the company got started Jerry Moyers did not start the company by himself.It was started by Jerry his dad and his brother Carl and the two boys inherited they dads share of the company. Jerry can be a really nice person but on the other hand he is out to make money so he will do what he needs to to earn money i know this cause i worked for the man as well and he is greedy thats why he under pays his drivers by about 5 to 10 lower than everyone else. Yes he gives to charities but ask yurself why its a tax ride off and he gets it back at the end of the year so if thats being charitable then ok but he does it for a reason and i guarantee he gives to charities to benefit from it in the long run.So learn the faxes first

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