"I love working here. It is more than just a job to me. My team makes me feel like we are a family."Harris Ford
When the economy crashed in 2008, Harris Ford, a father of six children, was looking for a new job at a stable company in Central Florida. A referral from a friend who worked at Saddle Creek Logistics Services prompted Harris to join the company. He considers that to be the best career decision he has ever made.
“At the time, I was working for a pool construction company, and the business was not going well. A friend of mine told me that Saddle Creek was a great organization and that they were hiring forklift drivers. I immediately signed up,” Harris remembers. “I received the training I needed and learned a lot from my friend, my supervisor and my new team.”
Harris started working as a forklift driver in one of the warehouses Saddle Creek operates in Lakeland, Fla., but now he divides his time among the 14 buildings on that campus. He loves new challenges, special projects and different setups.
“I spend my time wherever Saddle Creek needs me – loading and unloading trucks, organizing goods, training new hires,” Harris says. “I love working here. It is more than just a job to me. My team makes me feel like we are a family. We always look out for each other. We have good equipment and great leaders. I look forward to coming to work every day and getting my job done.”
Harris likes taking good care of himself and those around him. He has just received a safety bonus from Saddle Creek for being a careful driver and watching out for others.
When asked what it takes to be a good forklift driver, Harris explains, “Take your job seriously, be open to learning new things, follow the rules, be safe, and you will succeed. At Saddle Creek, safety really comes first.”
Saddle Creek is a growing logistics company where you can experience a dynamic environment and increase your skills. Just like Harris, you can take on a new challenge and broaden your horizons. If you’re dedicated and committed to excellence, check our current opportunities. We would love to be part of your career journey!