US-based Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has applauded Denney Transport for the 60 new Utility 3000R reefers that it purchased to help promote a driver recruitment initiative.
“This is personal for my father,” stated Erica Denney, Sales Representative for Denney Transport.
“He started the company in 1994 when he bought his first tractor and trailer and grew it into a fleet of over 125 tractors and 170 refrigerated trailers that run coast to coast. He believes America is the land of opportunity and there is no other country where he could have done this. He wants drivers to share in that opportunity. Our mission is to make sure every driver has a chance to succeed and provide for their family.”
The main issue for every fleet today is a shortage of drivers, acording to Erica Denney.
“Some drivers have left the business due to the Electronic Logging mandate, and there is a lack of younger people who look at driving as a career.
“Driving is hard work, but it’s a great way of life, offering good pay. Our driver initiative offers an attractive pay package with excellent benefits, including satellite TV on our trucks,” she said.
Utility Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Craig Bennett, met with Mike and Erica Denney at ATA and heard about their efforts to recruit drivers.
“Finding talent is an industry-wide challenge,” said Bennett. “The driver shortage is impacting the economy and increasing costs for companies and consumers. I applaud Denney’s efforts to find and keep quality drivers.”