Friday, December 2, 2011
Tony's interview with Five star fleets
ease-to-own contractor Tony Filla is
quick to talk about the sign in the drivers’
lounge at Sammons Trucking headquarters:
Contractor success = Sammons
“This isn’t some catchy phrase to
make the contractors get a warm fuzzy
feeling inside,” Filla said. “I found this
core value is what drives Sammons
to be exceptional and what keeps me
In 13 years as a trucker, “one thing
that I have not seen a lot of is honesty
and integrity – and that’s one thing
that Sammons has,” he said. “They’re
a very good, solid business partner
that stands behind you in every way.
I wouldn’t go
exactly is integrity?
,” is the
beat around the
And as another
example, Filla recounts an incident
in which his truck was hit and disabled.
Sammons immediately retrieved the damaged
truck and provided a loaner at no
the little things they do that
keep us around,” he said. “It’s their whole
attitude toward their contractors. You’ve
got to work with them to see it.”
On the lease-purchase program, Filla
says he’s taking home about what a company
driver would — until the truck is
“What I tell potential lease-purchase
drivers is to look at the big picture —
don’t look at the small picture,” he said.
“At the end of the lease you’re going
to have the title in your hand and that’s
when you’re going make the money.
you’re going to realize your