PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT), the nation’s leading full truckload carrier, announces its partnership with safeTstep™, a brand of Payless ShoeSource®. Through this partnership, Swift employees will receive discounts to purchase safeTstep’s industry-leading, slip-resistant footwear at more than 3,000 Payless retail stores or www.payless.com. In addition, employees will receive a similar discount for Payless’ Dexter Work footwear line.
“I am amazed at the comfort of these shoes and the slip-resistance they have. I have been wearing the safeTstep dress shoes every work day for the last month and they have been comfortable from the minute I put them on. The resistance to slipping these shoes offer blow away even sneakers, which I often think of as being somewhat slip resistant,” says Victor Malchesky, Director of Safety at Swift Transportation. “I just don’t see how you can beat the protection and comfort these shoes provide.”
“As the business-to-business arm of Payless ShoeSource, safeTstep is committed to partnering with companies like Swift that put a high value on a culture of safety in the workplace,” adds Mike Vitelli, Chief Operating Officer, Payless ShoeSource. “Corporate footwear programs and safeTstep by Payless are the perfect fit for companies looking to keep employees safe, and help prevent accidents related to slips, trips and falls in the workplace.”
Swift Transportation’s partnership with Payless ShoeSource is one of many the company plans to roll out in 2017. The company is actively seeking strategic partners that provide better products, services and events to its drivers, maintenance technicians and office personnel.
“Our partnership with safeTstep by Payless is another great way we can maximize the size and strength of Swift to add value to our employees,” adds CEO and President of Swift Transportation Richard Stocking. “We hope this is one of many corporate partnerships we will introduce to deliver a better life to all of our employees.”
Swift Transportation originated and is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and operates a tractor fleet of approximately 18,000 units driven by company and owner-operator drivers. The company operates more than 40 major terminals positioned near major freight centers and traffic lanes in the United States and Mexico. Swift offers customers the opportunity for “one-stop shopping” for their truckload transportation needs through a broad spectrum of services and equipment. Swift’s extensive suite of services includes general, dedicated and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada service, temperature-controlled, flatbed and specialized trailers, in addition to rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services, making it an attractive choice for a broad array of customers.