From the Desk of Jim Collins
As September comes to a close, the month of Driver Appreciation Week, I would like to thank each of you once again for your hard work, dedication, and professionalism. The life of an owner operator and / or driver is certainly not an easy one and I want you to know that we appreciate all of your effort and are glad that we had a chance to recognize it in some small way during Appreciation Week. We had a wonderful Appreciation Day event here in Cincinnati. At the same time, A & H Trucking in Cleveland also hosted an Ace Doran Driver Appreciation Day event that was very well attended, and by all reports, a good time was had by all. A big thank you to everyone who contributed and / or pledged support for the Ace Doran Driver Relief Fund. We set another record this year by raising over $20,000.00. Everyone should be very proud of the way the Ace Doran Community rallied to support a good cause.
I would also like to ask for, and encourage, your participation in the monthly Ace Doran Safety Call which we began in September. We had 43 drivers on the line for our first call. We covered a variety of, topics and I sincerely hope the drivers who were on the line found the call helpful and informative. We will have this call the last Wednesday of every Month at 2:00 PM EST. Initially, we plan to focus on UnSafe Driving issues, but over the long haul we intend to cover a broad range of topics and we also plan to have a variety of different speakers from various terminals and departments here at Ace Doran. I want these calls to be informative and interesting for all of you. In addition to the Ace Doran Safety Call, we encourage you to dial in to the Bennett Safety call which is held on the second Tuesday of every Month at 2:00 PM EST. Paul Molnar, who many of you know, hosts those calls and does a really great job. Please contact the Safety Department if you need information on how to get connected.
Freight looks like it will continue to roll strong out of September, into October, and hopefully throughout the majority of the 4th Quarter. I hope that you are feeling well, your truck is running well, and you are able to take advantage of this freight rich environment. My pledge to you is that we will continue to work hard to bring you the right mix of freight at competitive rates. My sincere thanks to all of you for your efforts to continue to make Ace Doran the carrier of choice f or our customers.
Jim Collins – PresidentAce Doran October 2017 Newsletter