Ever owned a car that managed to make it to 200,000 miles? Did you manage to do all 200K without an accident or safety-related ticket? How long did it take you?
Michael Andres has driven that many safe miles for Central Hauling as an independent contractor, but then he did it again nine more times! That adds up to years of heavy loads, keeping a mammoth machine carefully aligned within his lane with mere feet to spare on either side, and the discipline to do it for himself and his family without a boss to fire him if he stayed in bed.
CalArk and Central Hauling are grateful Michael has chosen to drive all those miles with us. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. We're glad you choose to work with us and keep steering the way!
Not just any independent contractor reaches the achievement of driving one million miles for the same company. An amazing few might hit a million and a half. Ralph Stephens has actually done what only a handful of the hundreds of contractors working with Central can lay claim to: he's driven a whopping two million safe miles with us.
Ralph is happily married and has a family odometer reading that's impressive, too, with eight children, twelve grandkids, and even a couple of great grandchildren to love. He enjoys gardening and watching sports when he's not adding up miles for us.
We're proud of you, Ralph. Thank you for dedicating so many of your years and so much of your hard work to steering the way with us. Congratulations!
Central Hauling is delighted to congratulate Jeffery Baker for passing one million safe miles driving with us as an independent contractor. We know racking up that many miles takes years of getting the job done efficiently and cautiously, one day at a time.
We're grateful Jeffery has chosen to spend that time steering the way with Central, doing what it takes to pack in the miles, stay safe on the highway, and make all those days count. Thank you so much for investing your time and hard work with us. We're grateful to have you on our team!
Walker Bryson, Jr. has driven a whopping one million safe miles as a Central Hauling independent contractor, and we're proud to present him with this award for his achievement.
One million is such a huge number that it's hard to even wrap your mind around how many minutes of driving, how many loads in all kinds of weather, and how many nights Walker has slept in his cab.
Thank you for choosing to drive with us. We can't thank you enough for all the miles you've put into steering the way with Central. Congratulations, Walker!
Congratulations to Jerry Haywood for achieving 1.5 million safe miles driven with Central Hauling! We don't know how many early mornings, long traffic jams, and truck stop coffees that adds up to, but we know how grateful we are for drivers like Jerry who steer the way and make our business possible.
Thank you for every mile you've driven for us, Jerry. We're so happy you've chosen to be a part of the Central and CalArk family!
We're sorry to share the news that one of Central Hauling's most friendly and well-loved contractors has passed away after experiencing a stroke. We've wanted to show our appreciation and respect for him while honoring his family's wishes for privacy during a painful time.
Wayne Gordon had the kind of out-going, talkative, positive personality that drew friends and strangers alike wherever he went. Many of our drivers, contractors, and employees will feel his loss deeply. We're grateful to have had the chance to know him and wish his family comfort and peace while they grieve.
This Friday, CalArk and Central Hauling will be planting a tree here at our Little Rock property to honor what he meant to so many of us. It will serve as a memorial to him and continue to be a place where we show respect to other drivers we may miss as time goes on.
The planting is planned for the day of his funeral because, as he is being laid to rest in one place, we want him to be given life symbolically in another. We'll be livestreaming this so that many of you who might be on the road can still be included in showing our respect as a company and as coworkers. We'll give more details about time and how to watch or attend later tomorrow.
It's hard to lose someone who has touched so many. We offer our condolences to his family and the many others who will miss him. Thank you, Wayne, for sharing part of your life with us!
Funeral services for Wayne Gordon will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 777 Elm St, Macon, GA 31201. (478) 742-0575 11:00 am Visitation at 11:45 am Celebration of Life services. Funeral services are being handled by Richard R. Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3275 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206 (478) 788-1234.
Central Hauling is proud to celebrate one million miles with Dorsey Scott, who has partnered with us as an independent contractor for eight years.
We may not have been in the cab while he did a pre-trip inspection on a snowy day or plotted his way to an unfamiliar location after a long drive, but we know it takes tough men and women to do what our independent contractors do over the course of that many years and miles.
Central Hauling is grateful that Dorsey and his family have chosen to work with us and hope he'll be around for a million miles to come. Congratulations, and thank you for steering the way!
María Perez has achieved an amazing million miles with Central Hauling since choosing to partner with us as an independent contractor in 2011. We're delighted that she has forged a career with us, steering the way and succeeding as a business owner.
Maria says her favorite way to spend time when not driving is with her mom, children, and grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time shopping at Wal-Mart.
Thank you for working with Central Hauling and CalArk! We know we lucked out when Maria chose to spend years and a million miles as part of our family.
Arthur Lang has been working with CalArk/Central Hauling since Nelly first pointed out that it was getting hot in here, and in the 16 years since, he's reached a stunning quarter of a billion safe miles.
A wordsmith who enjoys rap and writing his own music, he often uses his time on the road to craft new rhymes. Even when not hauling freight as a Central Hauling independent contractor, he enjoys getting in his car and travelling. He also loves spending time with his daughter and two grandchildren.
We're so grateful Arthur works with Central to help keep our country's commerce in motion, steering the way with the CalArk family. Congratulations, and thank you for working with us!
Jeff and Linda Hardy started working for CalArk in 2006 and became independent contractors with Central Hauling in 2013. Since then they've managed to drive a mind-blowing three million miles with us.
When not on the road, they live in Mena, Arkansas, and enjoy spending time with their three children, nine grandkids, and great-grandchild. Linda especially enjoys gardening and creating beautiful flower beds.
We're grateful for the years and miles the Hardy family has given us here at Central Hauling. After over a decade in the CalArk family, they're still steering the way to ensure American business thrives. Thank you for working with us!