It’s been a fast and furious September for our employees at L&P Transportation (although some might say the world of transportation never slows down!). During the last few months, they have been working to add to the team of company truck drivers. Because L&P Transportation is a for-hire transportation provider, our drivers play a critical role in moving goods across the country.
Christine Kost has been with L&P Transportation since June and was hired specifically to engage and recruit new drivers. “I love my job,” Christine said. “I have the gift of gab, which serves me well in this role because I get to talk with so diverse types of people during recruiting events. Drivers come from all walks of life, and I get to know them pretty well.”
To meet new candidates and promote L&P, Christine and the Transportation team have attended numerous recruiting events over the past few weeks. Christine has been eager to showcase L&P since we have a lot to offer potential drivers. “We’re not a traditional trucking company,” she said. “We’re a corporation, so our benefits outweigh what other companies can offer.”
We’re also a company who is grateful for the work and commitment of our drivers. Last week, we celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with giveaways and a cookout.
Jim Lynn has been driving for L&P for 2 ½ years, but he’s not new to transportation. For the last 41 years, he’s worked in several positions within the industry. “I really enjoy the independence of my job,” he said. “I go where the loads take me. I’ve been as far as California on one side of the U.S. and Florida on the other.” During long drives, he listens to baseball games, the news, or “old time radio shows” – anything to keep his mind occupied.
“What I really love about driving for L&P is that I’m treated like a human – not a robot, not a number, but a human being.” Right before Jim started driving for L&P Transportation in 2015, he suffered a heart attack and was unable to start his job right away. “They held my job for me. They didn’t have to, but they did. I’m very grateful for that.”
We’re always searching for experienced drivers to join our growing team. If you’re interested in applying at L&P Transportation, you can complete the form on our website.
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