By Buchanan Hauling, June 4th, 2016 at 12:00 am in Events
This year we are 20 years old. We built our business right here in Fort Wayne Indiana so we thought there would be no better place to celebrate this milestone than our local Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Office staff and drivers came together and spent the day celebrating our milestone, our city and the accomplishments of our company over the last 20 years. Thank you to every person who had a part in our journey and success, we could not have done it without you!
A celebration has to have cake and the kids are lining up to get the biggest piece!
Beautiful weather brought out almost 200 staff and drivers!
Private company picnic, prizes and ride tokens for the kids and what sunny day would be complete without Buchanan Sunglasses and T
This children got to see their favorite animals and every one of them left with a smile on their face!
By Buchanan Hauling, December 7th, 2015 at 12:00 am in Events, Awards
This year at our Annual Holiday party we recognized some of our top staff members with awards. We invite staff and drivers to our events. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the past year and the accomplishments of our teammates.
New Employee of the year, Trevor Love, has only been with the company for a short period of time... But in that time he has blown us away. He is hard working and has a competitive drive, we hope to keep him until retirement!
Mick Mentzer was promoted to head up our new Indianapolis logistics division. He has done an outstanding job. He has won the Sales Person of the Year Award.
And last but certainly not least, Eric Mouton, our Employee of the Year, has been with us a long time and brings a lot of business into Buchanan as well as takes the time to make our drivers feel at home. Everyone please congratulate our 2015 Employee of the Year- Eric Mouton!
By Buchanan Hauling, October 30th, 2015 at 12:00 am in Awards
Buchanan has won the Gold Carrier Award from Dow Chemical at Dow's Annual Midland Michigan Conference. Great job and a huge thank you to the team down in LaPorte and Clute Texas as well as our fantastic Texas drivers and Chad Peltier.
By Buchanan Hauling, August 24th, 2015 at 03:29 pm in Events
2015 Buchanan Truck Giveaway was a success!
On August 11, 2015 Buchanan Finally announced the winner. Since May 15th, we have been running a contest to promote recruiting drivers. In our industry we are short drivers. We believe that if we want to succeed in growing our fleet we have to work as a team, set the example on driver treatment and take down the barriers between trucks and desks.
The contest was simple. Tell your friends, colleagues or fellow truckers about Buchanan. If they filled out an application and came to orientation you got a ticket into the drawing. We had almost 50 entries and the contest was a success. It got staff to think about what it takes to get a driver to make the switch. It made them talk to drivers to hear their concerns and wants. Every employee at Buchanan was eligible to participate and we had office staff and drivers with tickets into the drawing.
Our winner was Billy Sproles, a flatbed driver from Bristol Tennessee. He recruited several drivers to our company and during the contest got three tickets in. We have a party set up with Chevy Truck themed decorations, balloons, cake and catered luncheon. We also had the news waiting here for the announcement. It was exciting and nerve racking waiting for him to arrive. You never know what will happen on the open road but we really wanted it to be a surprise. We watched on the map as he made his way thought Indiana, updated staff throughout the morning so they could participate in the big reveal. Once arrived we all gathered around the truck and gave a rousing speech about why this contest was so important. It taught us that in the present and in the future, we will have to work together to build our brand and name. We have to become the kind of place every driver want to retire from. We have to build our fleet. We can only do this together, as a team.
Once we announced Billy’s name, we asked him for a speech. It was short, sweet and profound. “I have the good lord above, a woman to love and a good job.” We could not have said it better Billy!
Congratulations to Billy Sproles, the 2015 Buchanan Truck Giveaway winner.
By Buchanan Hauling, July 10th, 2015 at 01:44 pm in Events
We would like to announce a new addition to our company!
We have purchased a trucking company out of Clute Texas. JIT transportation works around the Houston, Texas area. They are a 90 truck operation with 80% van and 20% flat-specialized trailers. They have a great customer base and good people within their company. Managers, operations staff and drivers alike will be joining the Buchanan Family.
We went live with this operation on June 29th with a successful transition, creating more opportunity for all of us. As we wrap up this integration, we would like to take this moment to officially welcome everyone from our new Texas locations to the BHRI group.
Becky and I would also like to take this moment to thank the staff for helping to make this possible. Each and every one of you were a part of this growth and we are truly blessed to have a group of employees who work hard and still take the time to think of others. The smile on your faces makes these long hours worthwhile. We spend our days seeing young people come to work each day, enjoying the business, the drivers and their fellow employees. Makes one pause and realize how truly blessed we are.
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging, Inc.