It has been a crazy month for Tennessee and the Western Express headquarters in Nashville. On March 3, their main terminal was damaged extensively by a tornado.
In less than a week, the company has bounced back by relocating their office staff and are 100% operational.
Chairman and CEO, Paul Wieck has released a statement: “I’m extremely proud of our driving and non-driving associates for their proactive and positive responses to this event, and we are blessed that none of our people were injured. My heart goes out to those affected in greater Nashville. Our disaster recovery plan is in effect.
Backup servers are operational, trucks are on the road delivering freight, our fuel network is functioning properly, our payroll is taken care of, and we have personnel at our outlying locations managing planning and dispatch. We are extremely grateful for the expressions of support from colleagues, customers and key vendors, who have offered us freight, locations for shop and operations, and other support. We are determined to serve our customers, our team, and the families who were affected. Some buildings may be down, but Western Express is not. ”
For donations towards the Disaster Relief Fund: To donate product, call Crissy Wieck at 615-720-6151. For monetary donations, please mail a check to 7100 Commerce Way, 2nd floor, Brentwood TN. Please direct checks to “Wayne Wise Wellness Fund” and include “tornado relief” in the notes. All proceeds from this donation will directly benefit people affected by the tornado.
I used to work for Western Express and I attended flatbed training in the Nashville terminal. My heart goes out to the Western, all the drivers, staff members and families. I hope they recover, soon during this very difficult time.
Nashville has gone through so much chaos this month. Our hearts are with those who have lost their homes or businesses and with the 24 lives tragically taken away.
Thank God for relief workers and volunteers who are working tirelessly. Let’s keep Nashville in our prayers as they weather and survive this storm.
It has been a crazy month for Tennessee, and Nashville has gone through so much chaos. Our hearts are with those who have lost their homes or businesses and with the 24 lives tragically taken away.