PRESS RELEASE: Western Express Did Not Fire Good Samaritan Driver
Contrary to current headlines, Western Express did not fire one of its drivers, Tim McCrory, for giving away a truckload of plywood to a community in the path of Hurricane Irma. In fact, the company has been trying to reach Tim, who quit after the incident, to offer him his job.
“We understand what was probably going through his mind during these extraordinary circumstances, which is why we did not fire him, and have no plans to do so,” said Western Express CEO, Paul Wieck. “Ideally, he would have let us know he was giving away the plywood, but we understand he was trying to do the right thing, and we’d welcome him back on our team. I’ve personally tried to contact him several times over the last few days, but have not been able to reach him.”
The load of plywood involved in this instance was intended for delivery to The Home Depot – carried by Western Express. The truck had a flat tire that took seven hours to be repaired. Therefore, the load missed its delivery appointment. The companies involved are happy to donate the plywood.
President and CEO, Western Express