Here at WolfePack, I wanted to touch base with all our family members, friends, neighbors, businesses, and so forth.
At WolfePack we feel it is essential that we do our part in helping our Country. This country was based on a Judeo Christian Society and Value System. We as a society over the last several years have lost our way, but when tragedy strikes us we pull together and that is what makes this country the best in the world.
In the last video, I spoke of all the actions we have taken to keep our family of employees, clients, contractors and more.
I stopped by the office today and it made me sad that the desks were not full and the phones are not ringing. I had to remind myself that everyone is still working and the phones are slower but they still are ringing as we work remotely, to be safe.
When I opened up the supply closet, I saw multiple cases of latex gloves and N95 industrial masks. I remembered a little over a year ago I was ordering supplies and I added a ZERO to my order and we received enough for us to use for the next 10 plus years. I loaded almost all of it into the back of one of our pickup trucks and delivered it to the county health department for distribution to local hospitals and care facilities. This was just one part of our Pay It Forward objective at WolfePack Transport.
Another part of Pay It Forward is we have taken 75% of our fleet of Tractor Trailers / Truck and drivers out of service and put them on loan to deliver essential supplies, to markets, hospitals, care facilities and so on. This is a losing proposition for us as a company. What the public doesn’t know or understand in the freight side of the trucking industry the profit margins are normally extremely low. During this crisis, it is even lower, we are not breaking even.
Our accounting staff asked why are we taking on these loads, and I said it is simple, we are all Americans and human beings and when a crisis call it becomes time to Pay It Forward. I also told them if we have to deplete our cash reserves and my savings so be it. Because at the end of the day I know I have done all that I could do to help my fellow American.
This is the time in our country when we have to once again turn to the challenge we received in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy uttered, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
I am challenging every one of you to open up your closets, pantries, and see what you have to much of and knock on your neighbor's doors and ask them if they are running low on the items you have too much of.
Thank you for watching and God Bless – See you next time.