Photos by Darrell Seaman
I was taking my 10-hour break after dropping a load in Georgia at a stop, and the clouds were looking really nice. So I rushed to grab my camera to capture it before the moment was gone. There I was, standing in a ditch, trying to get the right angles with the weeds. I love photography.
New Payroll Software Update
I just wanted to take a quick second and thank everyone here at Marvin Keller, from the drivers, to the office staff, and the shop guys. Your kindness and patience did not go unnoticed. There were definitely some growing pains, but everything seems to be up and working properly! If you are having any issues please talk your driver manager so that we can get it addressed as soon possible. For those of you that are still not signed up, talk to your driver manager so that we can
We are currently seeking feedback on how to improve our company. Please feel free to submit suggestions, ideas or general feedback. https://www.marvinkeller.com/submit If you scroll down, you should see a submission box to submit content for the Marvin Keller Weekly. The form can also accept anonymous submissions. If you would like to submit an anonymous suggestion, just leave the name and email boxes blank on the form. This way we will have no way of tracing the suggestion b
We will soon be taking employee photos to upload to TMW and Paycor. We will also be issuing employee badges. To do this, will be bringing all drivers through the office so that we can take their picture. Company badges are a security requirement and is now a Marvin Keller policy. All new hires will now be photographed while they are here for orientation. This will include Owner Operators but not Board Carriers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington DC Update
As noted in an earlier article, the mission of the Honor Flight organization is to provide round trip transportation for veterans of the WWII, Korean & Vietnam eras who wish to visit their memorials in Washington DC. The day trip is provided completely free of charge to the veteran in honor of his/her service to our country. Trained guardian volunteers provide assistance and accompany the veterans on their flight. It was my honor on June 20, 2017, to serve as a guardian to a
Eleazar Torres: Driver Introduction
We wanted to welcome Eleazar as our newest Owner Operator! Eleazar is seasoned driver, bringing 13 years experience over the road. Hello, Eleazar, thanks for speaking with us today. To start, can you talk a little bit about your experience in the trucking industry? “I’ve been an industry driver since 2004. I’ve learned that trucking is one of those industries that is really affected by the economy. The job was really good in the beginning, but then the economy slowed down sig
Larry Brown: Driver Update
Larry Brown, has been an owner operator with Marvin Keller for almost one year. We wanted to do a driver update for you. Larry has been driving a truck for 44 years, since 1973. He was referred to Marvin Keller by Mike Monge. Larry worked for Tri – Alexander out of Oklahoma for two years before he joined our fleet. Larry made the switch to Marvin Keller because freight was much slower at his previous employer. Larry says that he has been to every state except Alaska, includin
Driving Tactics, Avoiding Deer: Do Not Swerve
All of us have been in this situation before, where a deer crosses the street and freezes in your headlights. As a driver hauling an 80,000 pound trailer, what are you supposed to do? Your first instinct may be to swerve out of the way to avoid killing an animal, but swerving can cause you to crash into oncoming traffic, or lose control of the vehicle resulting in further damage or injury. The best thing to do in this situation is to drive straight on, not leaving your lane.
Seeking Driver Trainers
We are currently seeking drivers to join our Driver Trainer team. Our training program is one of the best, and we want to extend the opportunity for experienced drivers to join one of the best teams at Marvin Keller. Driver Trainers have a rewarding career not only through higher pay, but because they have a direct impact in training Marvin Keller’s future. Currently 40% of our fleet are drivers who have been through the Marvin Keller training program. Each year approximately