Driver Spotlight 11/11/2022

Meet Chris Cooper! A newer addition to our family. He runs a local day cab here in Bradford, Ohio and this is what he has to say about his Dick Lavy Trucking Experience.

“My family has over 200 combined years behind the wheel, but I have been the only one to work for Mr. Lavy with my 2nd anniversary approaching very soon. I have never been assigned a spouse but do proudly have a 19-year-old son Outside of work you can generally find me at an auction or ball field, both on a good day. I have been blessed enough to be on a semi dedicated honda/ceva route. I haven’t found a down side to Dick Lavy Trucking, but the absolute best part is the family atmosphere and focus on safety. Mr. Lavy keeps us in the best equipment available so we can make it safely home. Having as much family experience as I do in the industry the most unique part of Dick Lavy Trucking is our phenomenal support staff. Dispatchers and route planners being drivers or drivers’ spouses and having real life knowledge is a godsend. Still making memories, and enjoying meeting new drivers. I brought a friend to Dick Lavy Trucking with me (Bob Alderson) and I will ask every driver the same as I asked him when I was pulling him in. Why not? Why not drive good equipment? Why not be respected, valued, and trusted? Why not have better and BE better? I enjoy Dick Lavy Trucking because of the respect all across the board; from the offices, to our customers, to our vendors and even the police. Lavy drivers seem to be treated better than any other company I have seen or heard of.”

Thanks for everything you do for us at Dick Lavy Trucking Chris! Stay safe out there making those memories!

Driver Spotlight 11/4/2022

Meet Al Albert! He has seen it all at Dick Lavy Trucking. Happily retired after 15 great years at the company. Al ran a Dedicated route for the Dick Lavy family and now enjoys his retirement. Al has 3 daughters and a wife of 40 years!! In his retirement he follows his passion of animals by running a Doggie daycare. He loves to joke about how he works harder now being retired then he ever did with Dick Lavy. Al told us the best thing about Dick Lavy was the friends he made along the way and how honest the company was with him. Al said that his favorite memory of all the years was when Dispatch worked with his sister in secret to get him home for a Surprise party for him and his wife to share. He also explained that the home time, outstanding pay and amazing equipment were top notch! In his years of service to his Dick Lavy Family he offers this advice to new drivers : “Give yourself enough time to settle in.”

Thanks to Al for his outstanding record with his home away from home! Enjoy your much disserved retirement sir.


2018 Dick Lavy Trucking Rodeo and Picnic – 40th Anniversary

This year we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary! There was something for everyone at our annual rodeo and picnic with our driver simulator, kids games, prizes, food and ice cream. We were particularly excited to present our top rodeo winner, Gary Jeffers with a $2,500 travel voucher donated by our friends at S&S Volvo. Nathan Wilson came in second place and Mike Brown came in third place. They both had first pick of all of our fabulous prizes.

We look forward to this event each year and enjoy watching our drivers compete in this friendly and rewarding competition. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this event and helping us celebrate 40 years in business!

2017 Dick Lavy Truck Rodeo and Picnic

As we continued our tradition of the truck rodeo and picnic, the food, fun and competition were better than ever! We even had a visit from Gem of the Dayton Dragons.

Taking home first place in the rodeo this year with the top score on accuracy, was Nathan Wilson. There was a tie for second place between Allan Berry, Charles Howerton and Jason Winkle. Alex Mosebrook was awarded the third place spot. The top winners got first pick of all of the awesome prizes donated by our generous and loyal vendors.

There were also winners for those who competed in the driver simulator contest. Ryan Boyd was the top winner for the office. Of the drivers, Jim Foley took the lead.

Thanks to everyone for making this event fun and memorable!

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 over 40 years ago, in 1978. Learn more about how it all began and what services they provide today at


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.