A CONSULTANT TO HELP YOU REACH TODAY’S GOALS — AND TOMORROW’S
Steve has been doing consulting work for Boyd Bros. since 2001. He has made a major positive impact on a wide range of issues including driver recruiting, driver retention, Fleet Manager performance, creating best practices and other issues. He works with Boyd Bros. on an ongoing basis to support our continuous improvement and has been integral to our process and profit improvement.
I recommend Steve to your firm as a person that will be highly effective at helping you reach your company goals.
Boyd Bros., Inc.
A CONSULTANT IN THE BEST SENSE OF THE WORD
We came to meet Steve Prelipp during a difficult time in our company’s history. In the fall of 2007 Steve was referred to us as a consultant who could help us navigate our way through some major challenges. We had just gone through a merger that did not go well and that led to several problems, including serious financial pressure. At that time it seemed that virtually every part of our operation was in turmoil. We had so many issues that it was hard to know exactly where to start.
I had just stepped into the role of Chief Operating Officer when Steve came to help us. We spent many hours formulating a plan of attack to address the many challenges we faced. We relied on Steve’s many years of experience to assist us in formulating our plans. Steve did not make the plans for us nor did he insist on any one course of action over another, rather he helped us think through our own strategy and guided us along this path. I truly believe this approach allowed us to “own” our problems and “own” our own solutions.
Over time these solutions made a big difference. We built a strong team that had a clear set of goals and objectives. We simplified our business model and focused on what we excelled at and relinquished business that did not fit. Steve did insist that we improve our daily metric reporting structure. He helped us create a daily flash report that we still use today. This report measures 12 key items that we need to manage on a daily basis. In the first three months of our association with Steve, our dead head was reduced by 4%, our running rate per mile improved by $0.09, and our average miles per truck improved by almost 400 miles. By taking Steve’s advice to simplify our business model and by establishing the daily flash report, we were able to produce profitable months and quarters that extend to this day.
I would strongly encourage anyone looking to improve their company to work with Steve. If you are interested in building your team and creating lasting solutions then I cannot imagine finding anyone better suited than Steve to help you reach success.
Chief Operating Officer
AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
Steve’s expertise and knowledge have been an invaluable asset in the development of our fleet manager training program. In addition, Steve was one of the highest rated speakers at the recent recruiting and retention conference in Nashville.
I have been developing training and education programs for over 25 years and have worked with many consultants and management experts. Steve Prelipp is by far one of the best content experts I have had the pleasure of using. Working with him is always a pleasure because of his high level of professionalism and customer service.
Ron Goode, M.Ed.
Director of Education
Truckload Carriers Association