Quality Drive Away Announces Restructuring

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December 30, 2010 by   2 Comments

Effective Saturday (Jan. 1), Quality Drive Away Inc. and Baker Transport, now named Foremost Transport Inc., will have completed their plan for restructuring.

According to Devon Bechtel, president of Goshen, Ind.-based Quality Drive Away, the companies are being restructured to take greater advantage of their core competencies in the markets for which they provide transportation services. Quality has grown its share in commercial markets.

The restructuring will separate the companies into two operating entities:

  • Quality will become the operating company for delivery of all motorized vehicles such as motorhomes, semi tractors, buses of all types and truck bodies. Jim Nywening, who will serve as general manager of Quality, has 23 years of experience in the transportation industry.
  • Foremost will service the flatbed, towable and specialty trailer requirements of its customers including delivery of travel trailers, fifth-wheels, cargo trailers and tent campers. Matt Grierson, with 27 years of experience in the transportation industry, will be the general manager of Foremost.

Bechtel further stated, “I am excited about the prospects for 2011 with our new changes. We believe that these changes will allow us to be viewed differently in the marketplace, enhancing the continuity of what we do within our specific markets. I would also expect us to gain operating efficiencies as our companies focus on similar operating requirements of their customer base. Jennifer Miller, previously associated with the towable segment, will be heading the effort to streamline our administrative functions. We believe the separation of our companies will allow us to be more focused on what is important to support our customers.”

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2 Responses to “Quality Drive Away Announces Restructuring”

  1. tony r. on February 4th, 2011 11:53 pm

    just curious if you are hiring drive-away operators at present. i have 23 + years of tractor trailer experience. was a tow-away operator for approx. 9 months,had a medical issue arrise and had to sell truck. i really love the business pulling the campers and would like to get back into it in some way,and possibly later on get my own truck again. thanks for any information you can provide.


  2. Joe Smith on April 17th, 2011 9:40 am

    You don’t want to work with Quality Drive Away. Yeah, they restructured, but that means that they pay the drivers less – way less than they used to. Go to their yard in Goshen and see how many towable drivers are hanging around. Since there will be many, ask them how the pay is.

    You can also ask the motorized drivers how the pay is. They’ll tell you its 25% less than it used to be just a year ago…And you can forget about backhauls – those usually just not there.

    If you drive 60 hrs / week with Quality, after expenses you’ll make less money than working 60 hrs / week at McDonalds after taxes. That’s why the company cycles through hundreds of drivers per week. You’ll just be working for food.