First Blog!


I am not sure how many of you will read this, but I am going to try my hand at ‘blogging’ on the TFY website.  I hope to make this a weekly occurrence that will address everything from the freight market to the score of one your children’s soccer games.

I have 2 topics I would like to touch on today.  The first one has occupied space in all our brains over the past 12 months.  Yep, that is right, the Coronavirus!  It was about this time a year ago that we were right in the middle of the ’15 days to Slow the Spread’.  That has turned into 12 months to slow the spread!  We were all fearful a year ago.  No one knew what was coming or how to curb this deadly virus.  I would turn on my TV every afternoon to get an update from Trump, Fauci, Deborah Birx and Mike Pence.  It seems like such a long time ago and if you are like me, your emotions and feelings towards this pandemic have been like a roller coaster.

To this day, I still do not fully know how I feel about the issue, but I do know this.  The American Trucker has proven to be indispensable in our society.  Yes, doctors, scientists, & medical professionals will get a ton of credit for the recovery we are seeing right now, but the blue-collar over-the-road trucker must be recognized as a true hero during this time of need.

I am thankful to call each and everyone of you a colleague & a partner!  This business is not easy, and you all take significant risk every time you climb up in that cab, but I could not ask for a better group of people to work with each day!

My 2nd topic of this opening blog is one that many of you never think about.  John Kline is celebrating 20 years of service & partnership with TFY today!  For those of you that are drivers, many of you might be asking, ‘Who is John Kline?’  Well, let me take a couple of minutes to tell you…  John Kline is the brains & technical expertise behind our entire operation.  He has dutifully served as our IT Director for 20 years now.  His expertise and cool demeanor have saved us from many potential disasters.  He never complains about the nonsense that he must endure to keep us up and running efficiently.  If we ask him how to do something, he may not know, but always figures something out.  The man is quite simply brilliant and a key piece to the overall success of our organization.

You may not see him roaming the hauls or at the company cookout, but trust me when I tell you, all of us owe him a gigantic THANK YOU!!!

Signing off until next week!  Be safe & Be Kind!

Jay C. (archived March 2021)