According to Jim Watson, the general manager for Wabash Valley, this new program tailors customer’s needs to those needs of a driver. “A lot of times we can tailor a job to the driver’s needs. How does this guy’s needs fit into our customer’s needs? We can essentially make a job that will work for him, us and for our customer.”
Wabash Valley Transportation (WVT) is no stranger to this concept. According to Bill Burns, a driver for WVT, “You’re home every weekend. If you want to stay out past the weekend, they will work with you and let you stay out all you want. But if you have doctors appointments or family things coming up, Charlies’ (his dispatcher) never had a problem. You let him know a week before… he works it right in there with you.” Burns went on to state that in the 9 months he has been working for WVT, there has only been 2 times he has not been home – neither time was the fault of the company and they actually paid for his hotel.
Another veteran driver, Bryce Lindsay, also confirms their ability to get drivers home when they need to be. “They were able to get me home when I needed to be home.” He goes on about the work, “There’
Wabash Valley Transportation is based in Remington, Indiana and has terminals in St. Joseph, MO; Sperry, IA; Mount Vernon, IN; Shoals, Indiana; and Lafayette, IN. They are part of the affiliation of companies that include WVT of Texas (flatbed carrier based in Crockett, TX); Schilli Specialized (van carrier based in Indianapolis);
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Wabash Valley Transportation is a full service flatbed company that specializes in hauling building materials, steel, lumber, automotive, and other materials for a diverse customer base throughout the Midwest and southeast.