Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Operational Excellence in Ashland, VA

Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day. Today, meet Philip Davis from Ashland, VA.

While drivers account for approximately one in 16 jobs in the United States, here at Veritiv, they are almost 12% of our North American workforce. Many of our drivers are company veterans, with an average tenure of more than 14 years. We know their commitment to our Operational Excellence value enables Veritiv to shape the success of our customers, shareholders, employees, and suppliers.

philipdavis-1Meet Philip Davis from our Ashland, VA facility. Philip came to Veritiv 14 years ago looking for a change. He saw an ad in his local newspaper, made the call, and has been with us ever since.

Philip started with Veritiv in shipping and receiving and was encouraged by his supervisor to try driving. And, as Philip says, he’s been “rolling ever since!”

Philip cites the company’s strong respect for drivers and commitment to safety as one of the best parts of driving for Veritiv.

In his spare time, you can find Philip cheering on his favorite team, the Washington Redskins.


Veritiv drivers play a critical role in the success of our company – they are often the Veritiv employee that our customers see most. Each year, we honor our drivers during Driver Appreciation Week – a nationally recognized time to honor the impact that drivers make.

See why Veritiv is a great place to work – “If you’re looking for a great company with great equipment and great people, this is the company you want to drive with.”

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