Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin
That saying brings to mind the name of Mr. Dennis Todd, who passed away on March 16, 2015, from natural causes.
Here is what others have said of Mr. Todd . . .
Dennis was a beloved member of the community.
He was well-known for his quick wit, practical jokes, his devious smile and his overalls.
Todd was so dependable that even heavy snowstorms couldn’t keep him away when he was needed at collision sites.
Dennis had a big heart; he would help anyone in need, and he was a very loyal and devoted friend who will be greatly missed by all those who had the honor of knowing him.
For about 25 years Mr. Todd owned Todd’s Towing in North Bend WA. Dozens of his towing friends put together a memorial procession in his honor. Attendees at Mr Todd’s funeral were requested to wear their best pair of overalls in his memory.
Mr. Todd was interviewed prior to passing by the film crew of the “Highway thru Hell” documentary, airing on the Discovery Channel.
Trucking is the lifeblood of America and literally puts food on the table for millions of people. But trucking can’t do it without the assistance and help of the many ancillary support segments as towing and recovery, first responders, insurance and risk management, repair, special equipment, vehicle accessories, fuel suppliers, restaurants, banking and finance, law enforcement, and other sectors, too many to mention. When the chips are down, in every sector there are people like Mr. Todd, who put on their overalls in the middle of the night, in the worst of conditions, to risk life and limb, to help restore a semblance of order out of chaos.
As we move into another year, may we remember and uphold the high standards in business and safety as exemplified by Mr. Dennis Eric Todd.
Thank you for reading this. Please have a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2016.