Meet The Driving Team At Combined Express, Inc. And Delaware Valley Shippers
- Sep 22, 2017
Working in transportation has many benefits: great pay, long stretches of time off with family and friends, and a stable career with benefits. The best way to judge whether a new career opportunity is worth the risk is to listen to the people who have worked it the longest. Meet the team at Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers, and read on to find out why our company is the best.
Ralph Downing, Driver
Ralph wanted a career in trucking because his father was a truck driver. He would always watch his dad and think about driving… and then his day came and he became a driver, too. Ralph was working for another trucking company when he noticed Delaware Valley Shippers. After talking with Ms. Linda, he knew he had to join the team. She asked him, “Why don’t you do local and long distance?” — so he did. According to Ralph, “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure — it’s a place to stay.” The management strives for safety and excellence, which Ralph admires.
Edward Herzog, Driver
Ed started driving in the early 1980s, and is one of the longest tenured drivers on the team. He started out jockeying, and was asked to run the road locally — which he agreed to — and he’s been there ever since. Through it all, Ed says, it has been an enjoyable company to work for. “We all have a job to do, and we try to do it to the best.” He also says it’s been years well spent. Having started off as a small company, Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers now has 30-50 drivers, according to Ed.
Ronald Markawicz, Driver
Ron has pride in his company, and he says they operate like a family. After 12 years with Delaware Valley Shippers, he has had the chance to get to know the company inside and out. “They always listen to you… any problems or suggestions, they take into consideration.” He firmly believes it is a great trucking company to work for, citing that their main priority is to protect the driver and the freight. “The people who own the company say that their doors are always open… I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else, I want to retire someday from this company,” Ron says.
Kenneth Serrano, Fleet Manager
Kenny used to be a driver, but after knee surgery, he wasn’t able to continue life behind the wheel. “The owner asked me to take over as fleet manager,” Kenny said. “It’s a good place, they take care of you, you are not a number, you are a name.” Kenny says Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers is a good medium-sized company that is family-oriented and close-knit. “If you want to join us, call me.” Kenny says that local drivers are home every night. Everyone is encouraged to help each other out.
Matt McArdle, Safety Director
Matt says Combined Express is a “People First” company, with an open-door policy for all employees. Anytime a trucker needs help, they can come in and talk. “It’s all about our drivers… they are our most important asset.” Matt says road drivers are home on the weekends, and that the company provides an excellent 401K match, and other benefits.
If you are interested in watching videos of the team, check out the Combined Express Inc. YouTube channel. If you are interested in driving for Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers, apply now and join the team! We have local and OTR positions available.
Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers, Inc. are the premier truckload, intermodal and LTL service providers across the United States, with more than 35 years of industry experience. Moving freight has never been easier or more cost-effective than with our custom transportation and express freight services! Our knowledgeable and experienced team of logistics professionals is always on call to assist you with any questions or concerns that might arise. We work closely with you to learn your unique freight needs, and to customize a shipping solution that fits your budget and delivers your cargo on time.