We will honor these employees as Veritiv celebrates Driver Appreciation Week – and all week long, we’ll be introducing you to some of our dedicated drivers.
Veritiv has more than 1,000 drivers across North America – that’s almost 10% of our workforce. We know their commitment to service and excellence enables Veritiv to shape the success of our customers, shareholders, employees, and suppliers.
The first driver we want to introduce you to is Mike Yaffee. Veritiv may only be a little over a year old, but Mike’s been one of ours for almost 30 years. Mike started working in the warehouse in 1986; in 1994 he became a driver; and now – almost 30 years after he walked through the doors at National Sanitary Supply Co − he’s a Senior Class A Driver at our facility in La Palma, California.
Mike is just one example of how Veritiv can truly be a family affair. Mike’s father was in sales with National Sanitary / Unisource for nearly 30 years, and at the beginning of his career as a driver, Mike was delivering to his father’s customers!.
Even when he’s not at work, Mike loves driving. He collects die-cast cars, he’s NASCAR fanatic, and on the weekends, he and his wife love to take their buggy and quads out to the California desert.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys hanging out with his wife, an elementary school teacher, and their two boys. Mike’s coworkers, who he counts as some of his best friends (two were groomsmen at his wedding, even), want everyone to know that Mike’s favorite music is heavy metal – and he will be seeing his 19th Mötley Crüe show later this year!
Every day, Mike and his colleagues deliver Veritiv solutions with pride – and no matter what time deliveries are made (like many of our drivers, he starts as early as 5am!) he gives our customers the same good service that they expect from Veritiv.
Tomorrow, we’ll introduce you to another driver – whose face you may have seen – Kea Morgan, from our Norcross, GA facility. She’s the driver featured prominently on our billboards, and on our dedicated website for drivers, drive4v.com.
Learn more about driving at Veritiv in this video: