2,000,000 Miles or Bust!!
October was a month of a new milestone for Central Oregon Truck! Our drivers were offered, accepted and ran over 2 million miles for the first time in company history! In our afternoon operational meeting yesterday, I was so proud of the sales and planning group for being able to put those kinds of miles in front of our trucks during a early winter month, but the real depth of the accomplishment did not sink in until last night when I was telling my wife about the achievement.
While I am mostly focused on business improvement, she is often focused on helping others, since we are just beginning our drive to help local families in need for the holidays; she put the achievement into a very simple perspective. Here is how.
Those 2 million miles represent revenue to every single one of us here at Central Oregon Truck, which means that we also paid out more wage to our drivers than any other month in our history! So now what do we all do with the money? First we support our family’s needs, such as food clothing and shelter, then we support our family’s wants, nights out, travel, gifts, etc. and then most people find a way to help others! What a wonderful gift we all received this month, we are all working, we are all safe and we do have the ability to give something to those in need! That is what 2 million miles means to me!
In a time when so many people are truly hurting and do not even have the opportunity to work, how blessed is this company that we can keep all of our folks working at a high level each day?
So thank you all for all of your hard work that enables the company to continue to achieve new milestones! Thank you to all of our drivers who safely traverse the roads of our country providing goods to all facets of our fellow countrymen and women. Thanks for doing your job with personal and public safety first and foremost in your mind! Thanks to all the support folks within our company who quietly do their jobs, keeping the billings going out, the trucks mechanically safe and operational, the paychecks on time and keeping our trucks staffed with quality drivers!
Most of all, thanks for keeping our families fed and giving us all just a little extra to share with others less fortunate and in need of a little help!
I am so proud of our entire team here at COTC,