1.Hello my name is Richard James Sewell. I am the owner of Draven Transportation And Logistics. A little bit about me and my story on where,when,why,and how I decided to try and start my company. (Where and How): As a child I had this dream that has now became a life goal to become a truck driver and run my own transportation warehousing business thanks to being born into a trucking family. At the age of 4 I was on a trip up North with my grandparents. We stopped at a little diner in the country side and that is where I seen a tanker truck. I was drawn to the truck. We met with the driver and he let me in the cab and the driver showed me how things work and let me start up the truck . I asked if I could go for a drive and the man said if it is ok with your grandparents and they follow. My grandparents said yes. On that ride to the next city I knew it was not just a dream but now a passion. ( When) Many year's down the road in my late 20's I decided to go for my AZ license ( Trucking license ) As a new driver it was very hard to find a company to hire me as I was newly licensed and did not have the required 2-5 years' experience for many places. Finally a company gave me a chance. Once I was on my own in my own truck I loved it. New things new places. So far I have driven for five companies and quickly learned that I could be more then just a driver for a company. I started to learn more on the operations of the transportation industry ( The in's and out's ) I asked many questions and spoke with fellow driver's to get their input on what they would like to see with a company. And just from that it drove me to want to start my own company. ( Why ) I started to plan everything with writing a business plan/proposal right up to having all I need in place and ready to order to get going and number crunching. I already have potential customer's waiting and a line up of other's at my finer tips thanks to the EDI software that will be provided to me by EDI. I want to start my company not for myself but for other's to have a place of work and somewhere to call a second home. I want to offer job's to other's and give them stability , give the one's in need of a chance the chance I never had. I want to supply communities all across Canada/United States/Mexico with the potential to go Global in the near future. I also down the road want to be able to help other's start their own business knowing just how hard it has been for me so far to do so.
2. My cause.
The Importance: To not only provide for my own family but to provide for our communities in Canada/United States/Mexico and in the near future Globaly. To open a wide range of job's for other's where they can grow and learn new skill's and to feel appreciated and rewarded for the jod they do.
People involved: There is myself,my wife,a good friend,my dad,my mother,my brother,and a 25 year hwy veteran on board so far and we hope and plan on more to join.
What we want to achieve: The first thing we would like to achieve is gathering the funds needed to start up and get running asap. Once that happens we want to achieve the ability to provide job placements. We also want to achiever success,ongoing growth,structure,and financial stability. We would also like to achieve the reputation of a well-known, trusted, and respectful Transportation Warehouse Company.
What the money is for.
All proceeds raised will be used for the following list.
1. Lease purchase of warehouse.
2. Lease purchase of truck's and trailer's
3. Lease purchase of warehouse equipment and supplies.
4. Purchase of office supplies,epuipment,and software needed.
5. Purchase of all permits and legal documentation's needed to legally operate inside and outside of Canada.
6. To lease or purchase any onboard equipment needed for driver's ie: transbonders,and ELD's.
Ask for help.
I ask for any help at all that may be out there. At this time I am using what little I have to my name to get our Business license, GST/HST number,Employee tax benefits, and what ever else I am able to before I run out. I do not have much or anything to give as lender's insurance. All I have is my solemn word and trust. I have went as far as offering a term partnership on top of yearly cut of profits made after running operation on top of monthly pay back and access to banking information and still willing to negotiate. I ask for your help with the deepest of my heart. Any help offered will be greatly noted and rewarded as I would owe you more than words can speak.
I truly hope I have been able to reach out to at least one person for help. The help I/we need to make not only my dream but the dreams of other's now come true.
I do respectfully thank you for at least taking the time to read all of this.
For now be safe and be well