TCA Top 20

Ever since our agency began working for Daseke and its family of companies, we’ve known that Don Daseke was building something very special. And on Monday, Jan. 31, it became even more clear as not one, but two of its companies were named to the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For list.

Congratulations to Central Oregon Truck Co. and Smokey Point Distributing for being named as two of the 20 top for-hire trucking companies in North America. The annual list recognizes North America’s best for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and employees.

As TCA President John Lyboldt said, Central Oregon Truck Co., Smokey Point Distributing and the 18 other companies represent the best of the best in truckload. “As industry innovators, they bring fresh ideas that not only create a desirable workplace for employees, but also propel trucking to exciting new terrains.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Worth a Second Look

Shortly after the holidays, outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx released the final Beyond Traffic 2045 study highlighting transportation challenges facing the United States over the next three decades.

While you may have been overwhelmed by its heft at 200-plus pages, you may want to go back and take a good look at the document. There are a number of interesting questions and trends posed by the report. These are things those of us involved in the transportation industry simply can’t afford to ignore.

For example, did you know that in 2014, more than 10 million trucks moved over 10 billion tons of freight across America’s highways? And that by 2045, freight volume could increase by more than 40 percent from 11.5 billion tons to 16.5 billion tons? Or how about the current annual cost of truck congestion system wide is $28 billion?

If you haven’t taken a look at the report, be sure to download it. Or visit the U.S. Department of Transportation web site for more information.

Happy Holidays

We give thanks for the wonderful memories made in 2016.

We wish you and yours a joyful season filled with blessings and even more special memories. Spend time with loved ones and cherish your time together. Time marches on too fast.

May 2017 bring you much peace, happiness, and success.

Doug, Gregory and Stephen
SiefkesPetit Communications

 From left, Stephen Petit, Doug Siefkes, and Gregory Van Tighem wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

From left, Stephen Petit, Doug Siefkes, and Gregory Van Tighem wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.