Adam M. is one of the newest members of the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) family. He started with WCRC as a heavy truck driver in December 2020, right before a big snowstorm. His first few weeks were full of snow plowing while learning his new job and assigned route. It was a busy time to join WCRC and really was a baptism by snow.
Eight months in now, Adam has gotten to try a little bit of everything while working at WCRC’s Southeast Service Center. This district yard serves Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Townships and provides a variety of services from snow plowing to pothole patching, tree trimming and much more. Adam really enjoys the variety of tasks that the district crew is responsible for, every day they are doing something different.
Adam earned his CDL through the Trainco, a truck driving school in Taylor, Michigan. He had always been interested in heavy equipment as a kid and so earning his CDL made perfect sense. He had a few family members with truck driving experience who helped him learn more about the industry too. After graduating from Trainco, Adam drove for a variety of industries before coming to WCRC.
There were many reasons that Adam decided to apply to WCRC – one of the big ones was that his previous job had very unpredictable and long hours, especially in the summer.
In the summer, WCRC drivers work Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with every Friday off. If there is an after-hours road emergency, drivers may get called in, but these call-ins are shared amongst the entire crew based on seniority.
The winters can be a different story, WCRC’s regular hours are Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. but frequently the entire crew gets called in to respond to snow and ice storms. This can make for some pretty long, snowy days, but the overtime earned can add up quickly.
For Adam and his family, the four-day week in the summer was totally worth the sometimes longer hours in the winter. It has given him more time to spend with his wife and two young kids. They love spending this extra time together fishing and traveling.
Adam and his young family also really appreciated that many of WCRC’s benefits, including healthcare, start Day 1 for new employees. This meant that they weren’t trying to figure out how to close the typical gap in coverage between leaving his previous job and when the new job’s benefits kick in. This is a benefit that WCRC is really proud to offer all employees.
Adam is another great addition to the WCRC family, and we are so glad he joined us last winter!
If you are interested in learning more about working at WCRC, click here to visit our Employment Page and apply today!