As previously covered, Nashville-based Western Express took a direct hit from an early morning tornado, Tuesday March 3rd, 2020, severely damaging most of its main campus.
Western Express Chairman and CEO Paul Wieck described the damage of the facilities in a video posted along with a prepared statement addressing the damage to the facility and their drive to succeed, even in the face of disaster.
“I’m extremely proud of our driving and non-driving associates for their proactive and positive responses to this event, and we are blessed that none of our people were injured. My heart goes out to those affected in greater Nashville. Our disaster recovery plan is in effect. Backup servers are operational, trucks are on the road delivering freight, our fuel network is functioning properly, our payroll is taken care of, and we have personnel at our outlying locations managing planning and dispatch. We are extremely grateful for the expressions of support from colleagues, customers and key vendors, who have offered us freight, locations for shop and operations, and other support. We are determined to serve our customers, our team, and the families who were affected. Some buildings may be down, but Western Express is not. ”