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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Dayton Samlettle

Mesa, AZ

#21 Oct 14, 2009
I have herd Jerry does many horrible things, illegal things. It is true he will screw anyone and everyone just to make a buck. He seems to get off with a slap on the wrist every time he gets caught, but in the end I'm sure his greed will be his downfall. I've herd he uses many of his companies to shift money around with hordes of bogus invoices from one company to another.
Dayton Samlettle

Mesa, AZ

#22 Oct 14, 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.
Isn't it great in the world today? You can do whatever you want, illegal stuff too, and if you just "Donate some money" everyone thinks your great!
mark morse

Bettendorf, IA

#23 Nov 23, 2009
swift does not know how to pay there employees very well
they wouldnt get me home foe court i lost everythang because of them all they are liers thats why they cannt keep nobudy working for them i dont see them helping nobudy out when they are in trouble with i lost over 30.000 dollers because they wouldnt let me get to court
street rider

Mount Wilson, CA

#24 Apr 8, 2010
I HAE BEEN WORKING FOR THE COMPY FOR TWELVE YEARS AND IN ALL THESE YEARS JERRY HAS GIVEN TO EVERY ONE AND DONATED MONEY ,BUT I NEVER HEARD ANY THING ABOUT HIM GIVEN BACK TO THE ONES THAT MADE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS TODAY, ITS THE DRIVERS THAT RAN THAT EXTRA MILE FOR HIM AND TO MISS XMAS AND BDAYS AND WHATCHING THE KIDS GROW UP LOST TIME TO ASK FOR A LITTEL EXTRA FROM HIM,SOME TIMES ITS BETTER TO GIVE TO THE ONES THAT KEEP THE BISNESS GOING OUTHER THEN THE ONE THAT SIT BEHIND THE DESK.
I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF DRIVERS MAKE HERE AND I SEEN A LOT OF DRIVERS LOSE EVERY THING THEY WORK HARD FOR SOME ONE NEEDS TO HAVE JERRY WAKE UP.
Hammerdown-Hamme rlane

Clifton Park, NY

#25 May 10, 2010
street rider wrote:
I HAE BEEN WORKING FOR THE COMPY FOR TWELVE YEARS AND IN ALL THESE YEARS JERRY HAS GIVEN TO EVERY ONE AND DONATED MONEY ,BUT I NEVER HEARD ANY THING ABOUT HIM GIVEN BACK TO THE ONES THAT MADE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS TODAY, ITS THE DRIVERS THAT RAN THAT EXTRA MILE FOR HIM AND TO MISS XMAS AND BDAYS AND WHATCHING THE KIDS GROW UP LOST TIME TO ASK FOR A LITTEL EXTRA FROM HIM,SOME TIMES ITS BETTER TO GIVE TO THE ONES THAT KEEP THE BISNESS GOING OUTHER THEN THE ONE THAT SIT BEHIND THE DESK.
I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF DRIVERS MAKE HERE AND I SEEN A LOT OF DRIVERS LOSE EVERY THING THEY WORK HARD FOR SOME ONE NEEDS TO HAVE JERRY WAKE UP.
I think you as a Swift driver have lucidly made my point that Swift management,including Mr Jerry, have made your drivers miserable and lose everything they work hard for-your words not mine. If you enjoy that sorry-ass management style,be my guest.We live in a truly free-market system: work where you want-nobody forces anyone to stay with specific employer,unless you have employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.Not the case at Swift or most other trainee companies,except for those who received CDL training and signed employment contracts to work or pay back the tuition,if you quit before the end of the contractual work period.Nice to see a Swifty driver who has made my point rather than a corporate cheerleader who cannot think for themselves. As another post stated donations to charities alone does not make you a decent employer!
Evan

Cleveland, TN

#26 Jun 25, 2010
from now on nobody says the word whining or i will smack their mouthes over the internet any questions .
Bulls and Bears

United States

#28 Jun 1, 2011
Moyes has defrauded investors and stolen from any person that is unfortunate enough to do business with him. Phoenix Coyotes, Central Refrigerated, Law suit after lawsuit on labor violations. and...drumroll please, lets not forget the 33 people that have been killed in accidents in the past 24 months due to the dog and pony show his company calls safety. The list of his victims is a litany of dead. No one important enough has been killed by his company....yet. so lax practices continue. Dont invest here, look up "Not A Swift Idea" appearing in Barron's online magazine about Swift Transportation. Or for more entertainment check out "Field of Schemes" from amazon.com . It is about the coyotes debacle, no doubt this is popular reading in the Moyes household. Whatever you google on this guy, it is bad news. Wow. Glad I didn't invest.
peewee

Stone Mountain, GA

#29 Jul 7, 2015
I am a lease operator for swift. If my calculations are correct I am about $30,000 in the hole and I have only had the truck since February. I am going to have to end my contract. Most of the debt is from having to get the truck fixed to keep it road worthy. Does anyone know how to get ahold of Jerry Moyes or Richard Stockdale. I have tried but all I get is the run around.

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