In Memory of Brian Sparkes - 25 Years of Service

In Memory of Brian Sparkes - 25 Years of Service

Brian Sparkes, the Manager of Driver Planning and Recruitment, was scheduled to received his 25 Years of Service Award, but heartbreakingly passed away on November 25, 2019. 

Brian was known throughout the trucking industry, as he started his career as a Driver and in time moved into the office holding various roles such as a Fleet Manager, Planner and Recruiter.  AYR Motor Express was fortunate enough to have him join their team in 1994 and he helped grow this business by finding great drivers to fill the trucks.  Not only did he find the Drivers but he also was the mastermind behind planning our Drivers in and out of the trucks, making sure each Driver was getting the miles and home time they wanted and needed. Being a Driver one time himself, he truly understood how important that balance was to a person on the road.

His wisdom and laughter is greatly missed.

His love & respect for this company, the people and operations was obvious as he truly believed in what we do every day here. For many of the drivers and staff, he was a mentor and a friend.  

RIP Honky Tonk