This will be a six (6) part series covering our team and what it is they do and provide for CKY and our customers.
Part four: Our drivers have the most important function in the day to day operations of CKY, and that is ensuring that you, the customer, is transported safely to and from all the access points on our creek.
We work to hire the most experienced and customer friendly drivers that we can. Many of our guys drive school buses or truck for "real work", and spend their weekends with us. We also have numerous drivers who have certifications like being EMT's and Swift Water Rescue techs, so that they have the best training to ensure a safe experience. We want these top recruits because we want your trip to start off and end in the best manner possible.
Driving is a hard job. If you have been with us before you know that the roads in this part of the country are not straight! They go every direction but. Up, down, turn, curve, switchbacks, and more. On top of that, put a trailer full of boats behind that vehicle and it becomes more of a challenge. That is why we have the best of the best.
Our drivers are great at what they do, and we try to keep drivers on year after year, so as to have good ones be really good. In fact, the owner and General Manager, as well as the two team leaders that work for Canoe Kentucky: Peaks Mill all started out as drivers! On top of that, they care! These are not young high school kids like the Monkey's. Most of our drivers have kids, and some have grand kids, and they want to treat you just like you were part of their family.
Next time you are in, shake their hand and let them know they do a great job. We promise to stay on top of things so that your Elkhorn Creek experience is as good as we know it should be!