KLLM Transport Services, 50 years and going strong in the perishable-commodities field, continues to build a large team of Independent Contractors with its unparalleled lease-purchase program, helping drivers acquire ownership of their own Freightliner Cascadias and Columbias with 18-to-36-month programs.
The company kicked off the Lease-Purchase program with an initial group of ten Independent Contractors, as a pilot project. Since then, the program has exceeded all expectations, and has grown to include over 700 LP/ICs. “We’re proud of those who took the ‘leap of faith’ with us in that beginning stage,” states Lease-Purchase Manager Brenda Beard. “They proved us right! Today we continue to offer drivers a flexible program that is easy to understand, free of loopholes, with a beginning, and an end leading to ownership.”
The company recently announced the first ten Independent Contractors who completed the program and own their trucks outright. They all have good things to say about the help they were given by KLLM: “I did my research, asked a business advisor, and it was clear that KLLM offered the best plan out there,” says Sharon Ramsey, who joined the company in ’87. “They let me pick my own truck, and I got a great one! I hope to own and drive it for KLLM a long, long time.”
Eight-year KLLM veteran Ray Holcomb, who has owned his truck since March, agrees, “I’d advise anyone looking to own to talk to KLLM. They let me double up payments and own my truck in half the time, and that let me start making more money quicker.” “It does pay off!” adds Donald Alexander, another happy owner as of May ’10, who has been with the company for 12 years. “I’d never have been able to just go out and spend so much money and make those payments without this lease-purchase help.”
Bottom line? As Kirk Blankenship, Director of Driver Resources, puts it, “We wanted to have the most successful Lease-Purchase program in the industry. Our new owners are part of a group that has helped us achieve that, and we have no plans for letting up.
“In the KLLM Lease-Purchase program, success is the only option!”