Thank a Harrell's Truck Driver National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

In my 14 years with Harrell’s, one thing that continues to resonate with me came all the way from the top. “Our people are our greatest asset.” It was true when I started with only three locations, and it remains true today as we are set to open our 21st and 22nd locations. In my not so humble, not so unbiased opinion, our professional employee-owner truck drivers are our greatest assets!

This month highlights my favorite time of the year. During the week of September 9th – 16th, our nation champions, applauds and celebrates professional drivers like these 57 men during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. In a time when drivers are in such great demand, the men and women in this industry continue to travel more than 270 million miles a year. Often when we are celebrating holidays, they are sacrificing their time to drive our nation’s economy. When we are the middle of our nightly rest, they are rising to hit the road in darkness. When we are having dinner with our families or enjoying activities after work, they have often gone to bed for the night. Professional truck drivers dedicate themselves to safety, customer service, and rigorous regulatory demands. They do this because they are professionals who know that this nation relies on them to deliver 70% of our nation’s freight. If it’s in your home or makes up your home, it most likely came on a truck. In a time when you hear so much about autonomous trucks, don’t forget that without these men and women, the United States of America stops!

Harrell’s customer service is what helps set us apart from our competitors. Our professional drivers personify that customer service and our culture of growing and delivering a better world. Harrell’s became successful, remains successful and will continue to be successful because of the tireless work of our professional employee-owner drivers. I’ll remind you every year and every chance I get that we have the best professional drivers in the industry. When you see them, stop and thank them. Take them to lunch! Name a child after them! No matter what location you call home, no matter what role you play, make and take the time to recognize and thank the gentlemen listed below for their continued commitment to safety, customer service, and delivering Harrell’s to America. 

NAME LOCATION
Raoul LaFlamme AUBURN
Steve King AUBURN
Bill Anderson BUTLER
Bobby Maxwell BUTLER
Keith Huggins BUTLER
Mike Zedeck BUTLER
Chris Blanton CARROLLTON
Scott Harmon CARROLLTON
Tracy Marshall CARROLLTON
Curt Huntley CHARLOTTE
Lee Griffin CHARLOTTE
Shawn Groh CHARLOTTE
Walter Blake CHARLOTTE
Wayne York CHARLOTTE
David Bennett HOMESTEAD
David Montes HOMESTEAD
Eric Gallup HOUSTON
Gerrin Walker HOUSTON
Paul Keane HOUSTON
Sedrick Finnie HOUSTON
Bernie Lopez LAKELAND
Chad Harvey LAKELAND
Dwayne Duncan LAKELAND
Jim Henderson LAKELAND
Joe Wenger LAKELAND
John Dixon LAKELAND
Matt Crupper LAKELAND
Will Contner LAKELAND
Willie Dixson LAKELAND
NAME
LOCATION
Dennis Canada LIVONIA
Lonny Teeters LIVONIA
Mark McKay LIVONIA
Will Perez LOMBARD
Angel Molina NEW MILFORD
David Budness NEW MILFORD
Jeff Davis NEW MILFORD
Mike Willis OKLAHOMA
Rodney Crick OKLAHOMA
Darnell Gilmore PHOENIX
George Long PHOENIX
Art Sarmiento SANTA FE SPRINGS
Ben Van Heyningen SANTA FE SPRINGS
Ed Ramos SANTA FE SPRINGS
Chris Jacobs SYLACAUGA
Donny McGinnis SYLACAUGA
Jonathan Strong SYLACAUGA
Mark Fields SYLACAUGA
Randall Foster SYLACAUGA
Rusty Porter SYLACAUGA
Eddie Hernandez VISTA
Roger Ano VISTA
AJ Sundling WHITESTOWN
Brent Cooksey WHITESTOWN
John Roberts WHITESTOWN
Dan Folkenroth YORK
Don Archer YORK
Scott Montag YORK