During a normal year this would be the time where I would reflect on the past year, and some personal thoughts, however, this has been a far from normal year. The stress of 2020 has brought many challenges past, present and future. I give thanks to my family for their ongoing support and love in these socially distant environments we have all withstood. The patriarch of the Porter family was my Dad who passed away 10 years ago, but his spirit lives on. He stressed that family was absolutely everything, through thick and thin, and the ability to handle all challenges with love and understanding was tested in 2020! I am thankful that we have done my Dad proud!
The second guiding advice from my father was to “do what you love.” Find the career, the profession, the business that you passionately love, and you will end up “loving what you do”! At 66 years old that path has served me very well and was also tested during 2020. I am very thankful for the clients, associates, customers, and partners that I call friends. They give me the drive to do what I do every day and reinforce the fact that I sincerely love what I do! Navigating the dynamics of 2020 has been nothing short of challenging. To run a 24/7 business into the headwind of a worldwide pandemic had no playbook, and watching this industry perform has been nothing short of phenomenal!
I want to send my very special wishes and deep-felt thanks to all of you that have let me follow your journey during this trying year. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and unique holiday season with all your families! A special thanks to all you drivers who have sacrificed immense amounts of time and personal risk during these challenging times to keep our supply chain safe and stable. During the most abnormal times for this country, the supply chain has remained normal, an unbelievable result considering what the country was facing back in April.
Here is a toast to getting 2020 behind us, staying safe during the current transition from record deaths to a vaccine in our world, and a more normal 2021! Merry Christmas to all!