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Denney bolsters driver recruitment with new Utility reefers

Denney Transport recently purchased 60 new Utility Trailer 3000R refrigerated trailers as part of its efforts to promote a new driver recruitment initiative.

The new trailers feature an American flag graphic running the length of the trailer.

“This is personal for my father,” said Erica Denney, a sales representative for Denney Transport. “He started the company in 1994 when he bought his first tractor and trailer and grew it into a fleet of over 125 tractors and 170 refrigerated trailers that run coast to coast.

“He believes America is the land of opportunity and there is no other country where he could have done this. He wants drivers to share in that opportunity. Our mission is to make sure every driver has a chance to succeed and provide for their family.”

That’s why Denney is working hard to recruit and retain drivers with updated pay and benefits packages, including offering 52 cents per mile, drop pay, detention pay and layover pay.

“The No. 1 issue for every fleet today is a shortage of drivers,” Denney said. “Some drivers have left the business due to the electronic logging mandate, and there is a lack of younger people who look at driving as a career. Driving is hard work, but it’s a great way of life, offering good pay.

“Our driver initiative offers an attractive pay package with excellent benefits, including satellite TV on our trucks.”

Utility’s 3000R reefers feature Utility Barrier Door, Versitex-Utility VR2 lining, and numerous standard features, including foam mandrel with foam-in-place insulation, 20K duct floor system, Hendrickson ULTRAA-K 40K air ride suspension/slider system and the Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system.

“I met with Mike and Erica Denney at ATA and heard about their efforts to recruit drivers,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility. “Finding talent is an industry-wide challenge. The driver shortage is impacting the economy and increasing costs for companies and consumers. I applaud Denney’s efforts to find and keep quality drivers.” 

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