Started working in warehouse in 1971 for a dedicated McDonald’s operation until 2000, the last 18 years as warehouse manager. I was part of a cleaning out of any employees with tenure and 2 weeks later, I took a position with Tran service that was a 3rd party logistics operation based in New York which handled the supervision of 110 + drivers and 100+ warehouse union workers at Fleming Foods in Kansas City, Ks. Stayed with them until they (Fleming) Declared bankruptcy in April of 2003. In May of 2003 I and another former Tran service supervisor started a dedicated operation in Lawrence, Kansas at Kmart/Sears for Koch Transportation, which was based in Minneapolis, MN. Building our fleet to over 90 drivers before the operation in Minneapolis decided to run everything out of the home office, I was laid off in July, 2009. I joined Palmentere Brothers Trucking in October of 2009 and stayed with them until the business closed late 2012.