Dick Lavy Trucking donates over 2,000 items to local food bank


Featured in The Early Bird Newspaper

June 13, 2017 by Clinton Randall

DARKE COUNTY – As part of the second annual Honda’s Week of Service, office staff and drivers of Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc. worked to collect over 2,000 items to donate to a local food bank.

This was the first year the locally owned and operated trucking company took part in the national community service campaign.

Employees began collecting non-perishable food items in April…competing to see which driver and office staff member could contribute the most to this worthwhile cause. Bryan Dzoch won among the drivers, while Shelley Fireoved collected the most among the office staff.

Heading the food drive was Sherry Grise (Office Administrator), Nicole Whitesel (Payroll Administrator) and Shelley Fireoved (Driver Recruiter).

The items are scheduled to be delivered to the Fish Choice Food Bank in Greenville on Wednesday.

“We were very honored to be able to give back to our community during Honda’s week of service, and are excited about our contribution next year,” Grise told The Early Bird.

Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc. went into business nearly 40 years ago, in 1978. Learn more about how it all began and what services they provide today at dicklavytrucking.com.


2017 Pay Increase

Dick Lavy Trucking recognizes hard work and dedication. To show appreciation, you are getting a PAY INCREASE!

Effective April 2, 2017 all Over The Road drivers will receive a RAISE of .01 per mile. This increase is in ADDITION to the yearly anniversary raise of .01 per mile. The new top pay is 0.505 per mile!


2016 Dick Lavy Trucking Rodeo


Our 2016 annual truck rodeo was a fun time had by all. Friday we kicked things off with health fair hosted Wayne Healthcare, followed by a friendly driver simulator competition with our office and shop staff. Andrew Wolfe took home first place for the shop and Sherry Grise took home first place for the office. Valvoline grilled out for us on Friday, and Farmer Brown rounded out the day with his food truck for all employees. The weather was hot and beautiful for the day of the rodeo. The driver course is always a reminder to us of what profession drivers we have at Dick Lavy Trucking. They are safe, and have a lot of fun showcasing their skills. This year 1st place went to Charles Howerton he chose a TV as his Grand Prize, 2nd place went to Daryl Mt. Castle who chose a large gas grill, and 3rd place was a tie and went to Mike Brown and Tracy Weathington, both chose TV’s as their prizes also. We would like to thank everyone who made the rodeo such a great success this year, and to all of our generous vendors for their donations.

Celebrating Retirement

Gary's Retirement
Gary’s Retirement

We would like to wish a very happy retirement to Gary Jeffers. After forty years driving a truck, he is ready for some relaxation. We wish Gary many years of relaxation, and plenty of time to spend with loved ones. We would like to thank Gary, for his commitment, service and professionalism as a driver for Dick Lavy Trucking.

Rodeo 2015 Winners

Dick Lavy Trucking held it’s annual Truck Rodeo on July 18, 2015. This is a fun opportunity for our drivers to showcase their awesome driving skills. This year’s 1st place winner went to Jason Winkle, 2nd place went to Charles Campbell, and 3rd place went to Andrew Schmidt. Thank you to all who participated this year, we enjoy seeing our drivers have an opportunity to show us why Dick Lavy Trucking drivers are some of the safest drivers on the road.

Rodeo 2014 Winners

Our 36th annual Rodeo was a success! We would like to give many thanks to all vendors who donated prizes, judges, Heritage and Farmer Brown for the wonderful food and last but not least our employees for making it such a great day.

With 33 participants, the Rodeo was such a success and we had three new top winners this year:

Rodeo 2014

It’s time again for our annual Rodeo! Festivities will kick off this Friday, July 18, with Valvoline providing lunch for all employees and bringing in their midget racer for all to view.

Later in the evening Farmer Brown’s will be here to… provide a dinner to all employees, YUM! On Saturday free health screenings will be provided starting at 7 A.M. for employees who sign up, if you know you are interested now you can call Bethany to be signed up early!

Safety meeting will be held at 8 A.M. and Rodeo to begin immediately after. Lunch will be provided by Heritage Catering of Piqua following the Rodeo and Ice Cream by Farmer Brown’s once again this year.

There will be prizes for everyone to enjoy! We are looking forward to seeing each and everyone of you there and who might be our top three winners of this years Rodeo!

New Pay Package

Dick Lavy Trucking has recently made new changes to our Pay Package! We have issued a new structure of driver pay per mile, added pay increases within the 2014 year and revamped how mileage is paid.

On top of all of these changes, Mr. Lavy is still keeping yearly pay increases for drivers until they have reached our top pay (call to hear about the new top pay)!

Drivers interested in learning more about these changes are encouraged to contact our Recruiting department. Call us at 1-888-987-0654 and dial two.