One of the BWY drivers was chosen this month by GreatWide Truckload Management Company (the Company for which BWY serves as an agent). That is out of 600 drivers in the Greatwide Network!
Darron started driving school in 2008 after working two jobs to support six children – YES, you heard that, six children. Darron has three children of his own but he helped raise three other children in his extended family who would have gone to foster care had he not stepped in. Darron has always been a hard worker and was determined to provide for these children through earned income. He had been working for Mohawk Industries in GA and started a second job at Aquafil. He was laid off from both jobs in 2008, but then landed a wonderful opportunity. That wonderful opportunity came from Braum’s College, as a scholarship work program to attend Driving School in Forsythe, GA. Darron was the only one to graduate on the actual week of graduation. For the next year, Darron went on to drive in Ohio, but had to leave trucking for a couple of years. He returned home to take local jobs to help his teenage daughter through a rough patch. He was determined to do what needed to be done to get her back on track…and he did! When Darron returned to the trucking world in 2011, he drove for CFI trucking and then Crete, but fortunately landed in what we plan to be his last home, driving with the BWY Transport Inc family, agent for Greatwide. Darron has been with BWY over 5 years. We asked Darron what made him want to start driving and he said, “My mom told me, when I was a kid, I didn’t pick out hot cars off the road like many young boys do, I used to pick the big trucks and say, ‘That’s my truck!’” Now he is burning up the road in the Big Trucks!
We’ve been fortunate to have Heaven on our team for over two years now and she is such a great team player and has such a willingness to help. She is originally from Ohio but now a North Carolina gal and loves her two fur babies, Beau and Odin, who accompany her on the truck. She is an aunt to two nieces and a nephew whom she spoils with gifts like a Kenworth sweatshirt! Heaven’s dad is also a truck driver. Her grandfather always said she had a “Gypsy Soul” which probably explains why becoming a driver of the open road appealed to her. She loves to see new places. In her free time, when she isn’t driving, she likes to read and spend time with Beau and Odin of course
Jon is in our top 5 at BWY for overall performance and we appreciate him being here along with being part of our success culture! He has been with BWY just over a year but started his trucking career 20 years ago on a long nose Peterbilt with flames hauling a “parking lot” as he says (a car hauler). His son actually hauls cars now. Jon gave kudos to BWY for “not harassing me and letting me do my job”. We love drivers who get the job done! Thank you Jon for all you do!
Ken is no rookie to driving. He cut his teeth on flat bed steel hauling and then moved to a tractor trailer in the early seventies . His desire to be a truck driver came from listening to stories of his childhood hero, his uncle. His uncle was a cross country driver who actually helped Jimmy Hoffa organize the union and told him many cool stories of driving a truck. Ken, a Rochester NY native, now lives in Tennessee with his wife Jamie, they have two sons. He started driving for BWY Transport last year but had a former relationship with the BWY owner, Bryan Meeks, when they both worked for Bryan’s dad in his trucking company JM Enterprises. Ken loves this country and enjoys seeing the various sites. When he isn’t driving he enjoys relaxing at home.
Robert has been with BWY for four years and we can always count on him to do all he can to service the loads on time. He got his start 56 years ago as a truck driver at age 18 on his uncles farm driving a flat bed of hay. He bought his own truck in his twenties and continued as a truck driver because it was good money. For many years his wife road shotgun with him but has since passed. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his son and his family, riding his motorcycle and enjoying his motor home. He has big plans for retirement but we are fortunate to have him on our team still!
Valerie is such a joy to work with – kind of like the sweet aunt or momma that is always willing to help and bring in treats. To quote our operations dept….”Val goes out of her way to ensure every assignment is completed and never hesitates to take on the more difficult tasks. We certainly appreciate her more than she knows!” Val’s first encounter with a big truck was when she was 15 and had the opportunity to jump up in a cab over of her dad’s friend. She loved it and that feeling must have stuck because she has been driving for thirty years. She enjoys driving and seeing new sights. When she isn’t driving she enjoys going to music concerts, photography, growing African violets and taking care of her two furbabies – both are rescues, Buddy adopted in 2007 and Milan adopted in 2011. Congrats Val – WE are thankful to have you driving in our fleet!
According to operations staff … “Jacob is always willing to go the extra mile and assists with anything needed. Not only that, but he does it on time and without incident. He is certainly a role model for new drivers!” Jacob became a driver in fall of 2018 with the desire to provide a better opportunity for his children son Levi, 8 and daughter Leia, 7. He also enjoys the sceneries of driving across the country, especially in Colorado, and enjoys the challenges that can be met as a driver. He says it is a goal to back into a tight dock on the first try and get it right and also enjoys the challenge of city driving. In his down time he enjoys making videos of beats. He has his keyboard, microphone and recording equipment on the truck and takes DJ jobs when he is home. We are very fortunate to have Jacob as a part of the BWY Team and congratulate him on his Driver of the Month title.
Voted by our dispatch who collectively agreed “ he always helps us out when we need him, does his macros correctly , turns in his paperwork consistently on time and just overall does a great job!! “ Brian says he first thought about driving a truck when he was growing up on a farm in Douglas GA. A logging driver, Wesley Green (who has since passed) would drive by every day like clockwork at 12:15 and honk his horn. Brian looked forward to that daily event and liked the idea of driving heavy equipment. He also enjoys travel which is another reason he enjoys driving a truck . “There’s always something different to see” Thank you Brian for being part of the BWY team, we appreciate you!!
This incredible driver is also an incredible guy, a veteran of the army of 12 years, a truck driver of 27 years as well as husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather of a large beautiful family. Our operations team highly recommended him for Driver of the month due to his courtesy and professionalism… “He’s on time, polite, very honest. “. Brad has gone the extra mile to help us out on various occasions even though the extra benefit wasn’t there for him. When asked why he became a driver- he said he has just always liked driving. He likes seeing different states. In fact he has seen every state except Montana and Alaska. In his free time he enjoys watching movies on Pureflix and likes to ride his Kawasaki 1700 Vaquero motorcycle. We are appreciative of Brad and his hard work.