This order makes Volvo the major supplier of highway tractors to Swift, company officials said. The initial units in the order will be produced in the first quarter of 2004.
“It has been over a decade since we changed our preferred supplier of power units,” stated Jerry Moyes, chairman, president and CEO of Swift. “This brings us full circle to 1986, when Volvo was our prime supplier. Times have definitely changed. The last order with Volvo in 1986 was for 60 units, today’s order is for over 4,000.”