VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With supply chain issues hitting hard across the country, a small Virginia Beach trucking company and trucking dispatch training center are doing their part to remedy the situation.
Marcus Little said they hire felons, giving them a second chance.
That’s because Little has been down that road.
He says that at age 19, he was convicted of an armed robbery where he was the getaway driver.
“You can’t cry over spilled milk, you know? You have to learn how to deal with stuff and not dwell in it,” Marcus Little commented.
He and Angela Little say they inspired each other and enjoy assisting others who need that extra help.
“It just excites me to inspire or help build up another household, teaching them more of generational wealth, being independent, being your own boss,” Angela Little said.
Marcus Little says their businesses pay drivers well, about $100,000 a year, and that drivers stay in the region, so they have more family time.
He stated that they often recruit from local driving schools and plan to speak at some local high schools.
“Due to the shortage, this is a great time to come in just to learn how to do the logistics,” said Angela Little, who also says they’ve trained over 100 dispatchers. “I would love to see more women getting in the industry, more women holding their CDLs.”
Angela Bohon at WTKR first reported this story.