October MPG Contest

Congratulations to Jeff Smith, a 12 year veteran of Dick Lavy Trucking! Jeff has had an outstanding record with us for the last 12 years and had the best MPG out of our entire fleet last month! He averaged 9.5MPG for the month of October and won a Yeti Cooler, donated by our friends at BASF! If you see him on the road give him a wave!

Employee Spotlight

Meet Doug Bare, our newest addition to dispatch and the Dick Lavy family. Doug comes from being the Operations manager for Yellow Corporation for the last 1.5 years. He has driven OTR, Regional and local the 12 years prior to his stay in operations! His search for employment started after Yellow went out of business. He enjoyed the idea of a local company with a great record for stability. Doug has been married for 7 years and has two kids that are adults. He enjoys obstacle course races, playing tabletop games and soccer. He is eager to help anyone that he is able to.

Doug looks forward to meeting everyone and learning the operations of Dick Lavy Trucking. Please join me in welcoming Doug to his new-found home and family!

Employee Spotlight

Meet Alantra, our new Accounts Receivable / Collections clerk at Dick Lavy Trucking, who comes from a background of safety and compliance. Since the pandemic she’s been working from home, but found us and decided to get back into the office. Our terminal is a great location between her home and her kids’ school. She is married with a 5-year-old son and 3.5-year-old daughter! During her time at home she enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid runner! Alantra plans on running her first marathon this fall! So far, she has really enjoyed our family atmosphere and all of the support she’s been given. Alantra would like to say, “I am super excited to be back in an office and look forward to working with you all! I appreciate your patience as this has been a huge transition for me.”

As she continues to learn and be the best she can be, please give her a warm welcome from the Dick Lavy Family.

The End of an Era, the start of a new adventure!

Today is a bittersweet type of day. Martha Baker, our Accounts Receivable / Collections clerk, will be ending her long career with the Dick Lavy Trucking Family today. After 24 years with Dick Lavy Trucking, Martha has started her happy retirement! Her constant dedication and work ethic has undoubtably impacted the company’s history. She has been with Dick Lavy Trucking for over half of the companies lifetime! Over the years she has created amazing relationships with customers, drivers and anyone who stepped into the building. Her hard work has not gone unnoticed and she will forever be remembered as part of our family. Her plans are vague for what is next for her, but that is half of the adventure! From all of us at the Dick Lavy Trucking Family, Thank You for everything you’ve done for us and congratulations on a much deserved retirement!

2023 Transportation Partner Of The Year

Last Thursday we had the honor to share a full day of growth with our partners from Clopay. During Clopay’s annual Golf Charity event we were presented an amazing award. 2023 Transportation Partner of the Year was awarded to Dick Lavy Trucking for exceeding the expectations of On time Delivery percentages, Commitment to Volume and Excellent Communication. We would like to thank Clopay for their continued support and partnership throughout the years. We would also like to thank all of our Drivers who go above and beyond the make our visions of success a reality. Above all we would like to thank the families we have that support us all, to raise the bar in all aspects of the transportation industry. We truly could not do any of this without the dedicated Dick Lavy Trucking Family. We look forward to the years to come!

Driver Spotlight 3.24.23

Meet Jon Thordsen, a 4-year veteran of Dick Lavy Trucking. He is a second-generation driver that is happily following in his fathers’ footsteps. When he is not out on the road he enjoys spending time at home with family and friends. Jon says that best thing about working for Dick Lavy Trucking is meeting the people and customers while driving the state-of-the-art equipment. Everyone is willing to take time to chat and they are always so friendly. Jon has always wanted to be a driver ever since he was a child and with the Dick Lavy family he is achieving his dreams. His advice to others is, “Always challenge yourself and learn something new.”

Thanks to Jon for keeping America running!

Driver Spotlight 3.3.23

Meet Ricky Caylor, a 9 year Over the road Veteran with the Dick Lavy family. He enjoys gaming and the open road. The best part of being a part of Dick Lavy for Ricky is the passion he has for driving. He enjoys the family atmosphere here and not being just another number. Ricky loves being treated like family and the office support staff knowing him by name. “With great home time, great pay and the overwhelming feeling of importance. Do what makes you happy and if you aren’t come to Dick Lavy Trucking and make that change!”

Thanks for Ricky for always being a dedicated driver and a loyal Dick Lavy family member. We appreciate you Ricky.