On July 3, 2005, my husband Jim and I said “I do.” Our wedding was a great success thanks to a small trucking company based out of Altona, Man. The kindness of Reynold, the owner of Reynold’s Transport Ltd. made it possible for one of the grooomsmen and his wife (who was my bridesmaid) to get to our wedding on time.
Allan and Corinne Akerley and I met driving truck. They teamed and I drove solo, driving long-haul for the same flatdeck company. My husband was also driving truck when I met him. Jim proposed, I said yes and the wedding was planned.
Everything was going well until Jim and I received a frantic call from Corinne on Wednesday night. They had their load to Edmonton as planned (they were going to deadhead to Calgary after) but now their load was held up at customs in Portal, ND. They were hauling a piece of equipment that required 72 hours notice.
The customer had forgotten to fax the paperwork (don’t they always) and the 72 hour period hadn’t even begun yet. Al and Corinne were to be in Calgary for Saturday morning for the rehearsal.
First thing Thursday morning a phone call was made to Reynold. He offered, without any hesitation, the use of the company credit card to rent a car to get Al and Corinne to Calgary.
After a few more phone calls and couple minutes with the calculator, Al and Corinne discovered that it was far cheaper to bobtail than to rent a car.
Another phone call to Reynold and they were on their way to Calgary in the truck.
It’s not that often that a company goes out of its way to make life easier for its drivers.
Reynolds Transport went far beyond that extra mile and I want them to know that my husband and I really appreciate Reynold’s help and kindness. Included with this letter is a picture of my husband and I and our wedding party – and of course, the truck (see above)! Thank you, Reynold for making our wedding day a huge success. Three blasts of the air horn for you!
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