WTI December 2018 Newsletter

Christmas Message from Jack,

Dear WTI Family, I want to personally thank each and every member of the WTI Family for an outstanding 2018 and express my appreciation to our Customers and partners that worked with us throughout this year. I never lose sight of your efforts and want to express my genuine gratitude for all the contributions and sacrifices each of you make on a daily basis.

I want you to know everyone here at WTI wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This is a special time of...

WTI September 2018 Newsletter

A Message from Jack

Do you need Love, Kindness and Respect in your life?

It is human nature for all of us as individuals to appreciate the value of these gestures when they are received. However, today it is a far less common occurrence than it was in the past. Here at  WTI we are taking this approach with our employees, drivers and customers. I want to use these principles and build a new future for our company. It's amazing how people respond when you treat them with Love, Kindness and Respect in...

WTI June 2018 Newsletter

Message from Jack

I wanted to personally thank each of you for the amazing job you do for WTI and being part of our family.  It’s a great time to be in the Flatbed industry and things are as good as I have seen in my 27 years in Transportation.

I recently had a conversation with some of our Driver associates and we talked about the economy and how good things are right now but I also wanted to tell you that it’s a great time to save some money. I...

WTI March 2018 Newsletter

A Message From Rendy Taylor

Spring is here, and that is great news for the flatbed industry. People are beginning to start on their spring projects and the demand for building materials has picked up. We have really seen a big uptick in the freight levels so far in 2018 and from all indications it appears that we are going to have a great 2018. Hopefully, this will be a good year for all of us in the industry.

But always remember, no matter how busy we get, Safety always comes first. The highways will be busy...

WTI Kenworth T-660 Giveaway

Win a Kenworth T-660 With WTI!

 This September 14th, WTI Transport will provide drivers the chance to win a 2014 Kenworth T-660 with premium seating and an electronics package! Driving with WTI and your hired driver referrals are the key to success – the more qualified referrals you provide, the more chances you have at winning!

 The Nitty-gritty:

• Winner must work with WTI at the time of the drawing

• Winner must have worked...

WTI December 2017 Newsletter

A Message from Rendy Taylor

I hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast with the ones you love. It’s hard to believe 2017 is nearly in the history books, this year has flown by.

In spite of all the turmoil and unrest in so many regions of the world, it is important that we Americans stay focused on, and take control in, all the unlimited opportunities we are so fortunate to have. There aren’t many places in the world where the entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and enjoyed like it is here...

WTI September 2017 Newsletter

Another year is flying by; this must mean we are getting older. Summer is over and the kids are back in school and Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it. So far 2017 has been a strong year for WTI Transport and from all indicators it should continue to be great for us. Freight levels for WTI are very high at this time and should remain that way throughout the rest of the year.

We have many things to be thankful for, our great country that we live in, the great company that we work...

WTI June 2017 Newsletter

Summer is here and it is going to get HOT, make sure to drink plenty of water and take precautions to reduce the risk of getting too hot. Freight levels and rates have increased in the past few weeks, this is great for everyone. It appears that the economy has picked up and many people are buying and building more than they have in some time. What this means for us is, there is more freight availability to choose from and that means more opportunity to make money. Because we are a percentage pay company, you guys, our drivers,...

2017 Daseke Employee Stock Awards Program

The 2017 Daseke Employee  Stock Award Program was rolled out  on Monday May 22th. This program will provide company drivers, after working a full quarter, a Stock Grant worth $4,000 in Stock Units with stock ownership subject to a vesting schedule of 20% annually. This Grant Award is above and beyond a drivers normal compensation and is a great way to own part of the Daseke company.  

WTI March 2017 Newsletter

It looks like Winter is over with, for the most part, and Spring is in the air, which is a good sign for the fl atbed industry. There are some exciting and changing times ahead for the trucking industry. Overall, it appears that the economy is starting to move forward and people are feeling better about their situation along with the country’s economy. We are beginning to see more money being spent on special projects and on construction, both in the commercial and private sectors. Another good sign for the fl atbed industry is, we see companies...

WTI Driver Associates of the Month for February 2017

Congratulations to Stanley Hollins- Owner-Operator, James Wilson-Lease Purchase, Joe Hartsfield-Lease Maintenance and Kevin Boquist-Company Driver for being selected February's Driver Associate of the Month.

Each of our drivers receive a walnut plaque, certificate of accomplishment, 10,000 Drive for Gold points, a $25.00 Darden Restaurant gift card and a Driver Associate of the Month Polo shirt.

December 2016 Newsletter

A Message From Randy Taylor

As the song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, and it certainly is, and that means the New Year is just around the corner. I for one am looking forward to the New Year and for all the changes it could bring us. 2016 just never seemed to get kick started off the way we wanted or expected it to. But, here of late we are beginning to hear and see signs that 2017 should be a better year, it can’t get here quick enough.<...

October 2016 Newsletter

A Message From Randy Taylor

Hello everyone, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was preparing an article for the summer Newsletter, and here we are, the kids are back in school, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will be here before we know it, and time does really fl y. I wish I could say that 2016 has been a robust year, as the economists were predicting this time last year, but the world economy has been very flat, with little to no growth, and due to this, the trucking industry...

June 2016 Newsletter

A Message From Rendy Taylor

Well it is summertime here in the South and the weather is heating up; please remember to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids and taking rest breaks often, while working out in the heat. Freight has begun to pick up and we feel there is a great opportunity for our drivers to make good money in the next few months.

As you all know the most important day of the week, that determines your greatest Success,is delivering on Monday mornings with hours left to...

Spring 2016 Newsletter

A Message from Randy Taylor

It appears the winter months have come and gone and we survived without a lot of snow and ice. This winter was a little milder than what we have experienced in the past few winters, but there is one thing for sure, we did experience a lot of rain and winds, and that did create some problems for us. As many of you know, we decided last year after the tough 2015 winter that we had, to create a winter incentive bonus for our driver associates. This bonus...

December 2015 Newsletter

A Message from Rendy Taylor

If you haven’t noticed, by all the decorations and the heavy traffic, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As the year comes to an end, let’s all be thankful for the year 2015. It hasn’t been the year that we all thought it was going to be, as in the economic boom, or lack thereof, but we held our own!

I just want to take a moment to Thank all the associates at WTI for their hard work and...

October 2015 Newsletter

Another year is flying by, the kids are back in school and Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it. As all of you know the economy plays a big role in the trucking industry and it has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride this year. The economist are a lot like the weatherman, with their forecast and predications, sometimes they get it right and other times they miss it all together. Last year most of the forecast we were hearing was that 2015 was going to be a strong year,...

June 2015 Newsletter

Well Summer is here again and it is HOT in the South!!!! As usual a lot of families are heading out for vacation and the roadways are busy, so you guys watch out for the other autos on the road and as always drive defensively, expect the unexpected. People are excited about their vacations and are in a hurry to get to their destinations, so they can get started enjoying themselves. So be on the LOOKOUT. This has been a very different start of the year compared to the past few; we had 3 consecutive...

March 2015 Newsletter

Winter 2015 is gone, we hope, and Spring is here. Let’s go make some $MONEY$. It has been a tough winter, a lot of snow and ice, where is that Global Warming they keep talking about. I want to Congratulate everyone here at WTI for being named once again, one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For” in North America. We have had the honor of being named one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For”, 4 out of the last 5 years, only 20 fleets in North America receive this recognition each year. That is a...

WTI Transport, Inc. Named a 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For

WTI Transport, Inc. Named a 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For

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December 2014 Newsletter

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  What a great year 2014 has been for WTI. This year we proved to ourselves by working hard, working as a team, and never looking back we can accomplish anything. We have seen some BIG changes here at WTI during 2014; we became a member of the Daseke team and we moved to our new location.

Click here to download or read the December 2014 Newsletter

WTI Takes First Place in ATA Annual Safety Awards

In October Jem Blair, VP Safety announced WTI Transport had won the First Place Safety Award in the Flatbed Division with the American Trucking Association. WTI also won the Second Place Award in Industrial Safety and Risk Management. These are nationwide awards presented within the entire Trucking Industry.

In Jem’s announcement he said  “congratulations to our great fleet of drivers, who earn this award every day on the road being safe, and our support staff of Operations, Maintenance, Customer Service, Human Resources, Recruiting, Payroll and Safety. Our WTI Team commitment to Safety is...

September 2014 WTI Newsletter

2014 is flying by! The summer is over, the kids are back in school and the 4th quarter will be here before we know it. There are still a lot of positives regarding our economy and things appear to be headed upward. We are looking forward to finishing up 2014 Strong. 

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June 2014 WTI Newsletter

Summer is here and it is HOT, make sure you are drinking plenty of water and not over exerting yourself in this heat. There are many exciting things happening in the Trucking Industry and it is a Great time to be a Trucker, especially here at WTI Transport. We have moved into our new terminal, or maybe I should say we are about 85 percent moved in, and we think you are going to love it. We have 18 acres of land compared to the 3.5 acres we had at the old location, so there should not be...

WTI Rewards Program Starts April 14, 2014

WTI and Stay Metrics, out of South Bend Indiana, have come together to introduce the “WTI Rewards Program” starting April 14, 2014.

The WTI Rewards Program is designed to recognize and reward drivers for their service, professionalism, safe driving, Hours of Service and company training.  This program was designed for Company Drivers, Lease Purchase and Owner Operators. The entire program is managed online, through a driver’s personalized WTI Rewards Program website. The website provides everything a driver needs—including capturing and displaying the reward points earned. Moreover, when a driver is ready...

WTI Takes 3rd Place at the Alabama Trucking Association Safety Awards

The Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards took place March 24, 2014. WTI earned the 3rd Place Safety Award in General Commodities Linehaul Division. These annual awards recognized companies and drivers who upheld the highest safety standards in the state for the previous calendar year. Companies with the best safety records in 14 different classes were awarded the Fleet Safety Awards. Safety records were determined by calculating the number of accidents per million miles driven within the state (Source information taken from ATA website).

March 2014 WTI Newsletter

Old man winter has really shown his force this year. Many of us, especially the ones in the South, have not seen anything like this in a long time, if ever. I certainly hope the worse is over and we can get back on a consistent bases hauling freight. The year started off strong and our customers were very optimistic about their orders for the year, then the winter storms took over and things began to slow down. We still are encouraged about the future and hopefully as the weather clears the strong freight...

December 2013 WTI Newsletter

It is hard to believe but 2013 has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and New Year’s and getting all excited about what was in store for the upcoming year. 2013 has been a very successful and prosperous year, and I am so proud of our team we have here at WTI, everyone works hard to make this company the BEST. Being the Best does not come easy; everyone has to commit to doing their best and excelling each and every day. I want to Thank our drivers,...

Taking no chances with flatbed coil securement

What kind of truck accident has seriously damaged interstate highway around downtown Birmingham, Ala., about 30 times since 1987? Flatbeds dropping steel loads, usually coils, whether by rollover, jackknife, securement failure or other problem.

Most of these have happened at the intersection of I-20/59 and I-65, known as Malfunction Junction. The repair cost averages $200,000 to $300,000 per incident, according to bhamwiki.com, an online encyclopedia.

An hour away in Overdrive’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., WTI Transport does a good job of teaching its drivers coil securement to ensure they don’t join...