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 was for the months of December, January, and February, which is the toughest time of the year for the fl atbed industry. During this period our drivers received an extra 2% of the revenue they produced. I am pleased to report that due to this bonus our drivers earned an astounding total amount of approximately $258,000. Most of our drivers by now have received this bonus and we hope that this has helped you through this winter season and helped brighten you day. We appreciate the hard work you do each and every day and we are proud of the Great Fleet of Drivers that we have here at WTI.

Spring is in the air, and that is a good sign for the fl atbed industry, people get spring fever and they start projects, they build houses, and they spend money. All of this is good for us because the demand for materials picks up and the manufacturers and retailers sell it and we get to haul the needed merchandise to them. We are beginning to see this pick up get started and hopefully our freight levels will continue to increase as the year goes forward. Hopefully, this will be a good year for all of us in the industry.

Always remember “Safety First” in everything that you do. The highways are beginning to get busy with people enjoying Spring breaks and vacations, so remember to stay focused on your surroundings and the vehicles around you. Drive defensively and do not assume anything, watch your speed and following distance, and expect the unexpected. You guys, Our Drivers, are Professionals and you have to watch out for the drivers that are not professionals!

Have a Safe Trip and Be Careful.

Rendy Taylor

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