We are an industry that is built on safety and that focuses on safety, and we want to ensure that every individual that’s on the road is safe when our trucks are on the road. It’s not an anonymous person that’s driving down the road—the motoring public is always our central focus. What these trial lawyers want to do is create a sense of fear with the individuals that are sitting in a jury box. They make them scared that our equipment is big. They make them scared that we’re not meeting all of the regulatory requirements, that we’re not doing what we should be doing as a company. And when you focus on the negative and you focus and you create this sense of fear in individuals, it changes their perspective. It puts us at a disproportionate disadvantage.
We’re just like anybody else trying to live the American dream. We started our company from nothing, with one truck and one trailer out of our kitchen. We’re not a major corporation, we’re just a mom and pop shop. I think it was evident during the pandemic how essential trucking is to our economy. If it was not for the trucking industry, if it was not for the drivers, if it was not for the dispatchers out there, stocking our shelves and making sure that the goods that we needed to survive were there, it would’ve been a much different outcome.
Co-Owner, Double Diamond Transport Inc.