It was his love to drive and the decent pay it resulted in that led Steve Marchel to become a truck driver. As of next month, Steve will be driving for Road Scholar for 15 years. In that time, nothing has changed…he stills loves his job.
When asked what he likes in particular about working for Road Scholar, Steve listed numerous things including the fact that it is a family-owned business whose management puts family first, explaining that they are very good people (as well as everyone else throughout the company) and that his job has given him the ability to be home daily with his family as well.
Steve also likes the pay. In fact, he says that the extra money he earns unloading freight or with a safety bonus gives an incentive to work more and get compensated more for it. Almost every day he encounters another one of the world’s worst drivers, which he claims makes the day interesting and keeps him on his toes.
But besides quality service, advanced technology, excellent pay and benefits, and a knowledgeable and family-oriented staff, perhaps what stands out the most about Road Scholar is its awareness program.
Steve feels that the awareness program, which sponsors organizations such as The American Breast Cancer Foundation and Autism Speaks, is great for charities/foundations as well as community awareness. When he is pulling an awareness trailer, he loves the positive comments he gets when picking up or delivering freight. Even passerbys smile, wave and even give a thumbs up.
He explains that Road Scholar does this only with the awareness campaign’s best interest in mind to begin with and that good things like that are sure to bring about good benefits.