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Louisville Switching Blog

Employee Spotlight: Meet Chris Troutt

Posted by Donald Robinson

Jul 31, 2013 1:56:00 PM

Louisville Switching is continuing its employee spotlight series today by introducing our Sales and Leasing Manager, Chris. Read more about Chris below:

1. What is your title and duties at Louisville Switching?
My job title is Sales and Leasing Manager. My job is to provide equipment for our customers, answer any questions about the units, service, etc. I also work with the mechanics on any issues that may arise of any concern. Quality, efficiency, and excellent service from all aspects is my responsibility.

Video: Ottawa Yard Trucks and Emissions

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 9, 2013 2:48:00 PM

In this video shot at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show, Chris Troutt talks about emissions on Ottawa Yard Trucks. EPA regulations state that you need to burn a certain amount of emissions in order to be legal.

What are Drivers Saying about the Ottawa Yard Truck?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Nov 7, 2012 3:09:00 PM

In the video below, Louisville Switching's Chris Troutt sits down to talk about some of his experiences with Ottawa Yard Truck drivers.

What Do Sprinter Vans and Yard Trucks Have In Common?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 25, 2012 9:32:00 AM

What do Sprinter Vans and yard trucks have in common? Louisville Switching is what they have in common. Recently, one of our clients approached us and asked if we would consider finding them a Sprinter Van. We were honored that they thought so highly of us and trusted us to locate and ready a Sprinter for them.

Your Next Lease Of An Ottawa Switcher Could Get You a Free Hat

Posted by Donald Robinson

Aug 21, 2012 1:33:00 PM

Chris Troutt is a great guy! He is talented, service oriented, and would give you the shirt off his back. He would also give you a hat if you needed one. Chris never intended to collect so many hats, it just kind of happened. With his job, Chris is regularly meeting with new companies that can benefit from Louisville Switching’s Ottawa Switchers. When Chris has shared the amazing benefits of an Ottawa Switcher with new companies, it happens. Somehow, some way, Chris usually walks away with a hat. He doesn’t ask for them, he is like a hat magnet.

When you walk into Chris’ office and look up at his file cabinet, you cannot help but notice the rows and stacks of hats. The count was at 35 last we checked. There is every color you can imagine and every logo too. Occasionally one of the crew will pass by and tell Chris that their hat got lost or it is just worn out and Chris just says, “pick one out,” and points to the top of his file cabinet.

Chris jokes that he would give a hat to everyone who buys or leases an Ottawa Switcher. In truth, he knows Ottawa is the best in the business and our customers will thank him eternally for introducing them to the Ottawa brand. One of the frequent compliments Chris receives is when he pulls an Ottawa Switcher to demo for a new company and there is a little resistance from the drivers. When Chris goes to leave with the switcher the drivers demand that Chris leave it there. With a minimum of 3 to 1 ratio over a standard semi-truck, the Ottawa Switcher will dramatically improve your time-efficiency and save you money. You may even get a hat out of it.

We’ve had of people download our Ottawa Kalmer Users Guide lately- have you?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Feb 3, 2012 3:45:00 AM

About a year ago, we introduced a free guide on our website called the Ottawa/Kalmar User Guide. You can download it for free here.

RBA Golf scramble update

Posted by Donald Robinson

Sep 28, 2011 11:20:00 AM

The RBA Golf Scramble was a huge success this past weekend. There were a record 30 teams, up from 18 last year!

Working With A Friend

Posted by Donald Robinson

Sep 16, 2011 10:03:00 AM

I have always been a believer that God places people in your path for a reason. The reason for certain people is not always clear, but it is always clear that there is a reason. Several years ago when I was making long-term plans for the growth of Louisville Switching, it became clear that we needed someone of utmost character, determination, and a genuine love for people to fill the position of Sales and Leasing Manager. In an industry full of questionable characters and methods, we wanted someone that would be absolutely above board and honest with the businesses that we work with. After we have been blessed with such wonderful customers, we wanted to do everything possible to insure that we continued to deserve their trust. We are not looking for sales, we are looking for long term relationships. This is not necessarily the norm for our business. Many people that had the qualities that we were looking for in a new manager were already firmly entrenched in positions elsewhere. Where could such a person be found?