Meet Tamara Matheson, Tippet Richardson’s professional van foreperson driving with Lewis Abbeywood Moving & Storage — which is a sister company with Tippet Richardson in Toronto, that offers Long-distance and cross-border moving services — receiving the North American Van Lines (NAVL) 3rd place customer service quality award for 2020 on her well-deserved work.
The life of Long-distance mover is a difficult job, requiring long hours, lots of overnight travel, tremendous amount of physical effort and great customer service skills. Even with these challenges, the industry has opened its doors to women, who are breaking down the barriers to take an important role in this professional lifestyle.
Both Tamara’s parents and the supportive work environment at Tippet Richardson fulfilled a crucial role in what she has strived to become for today.
“When I was young, I used to spend a lot of time on the road with my father. He could see how much I enjoyed seeing the world and encouraged me to try to do it for a living.” Tamara said.
Tamara joined Tippet Richardson with local moving experience in 2020. When Kurtis TR’s operation dispatcher noticed how passionate and excited she was about working in the industry, He suggested that Tippet Richardson supports Tamara to achieve her goal of becoming a long-distance driver with mentoring and training.
Tamara’s first trip to the east coast was with one of Tippet Richardson’s most experienced drivers where she was remarkable in her new role. Today, Tamara is one of the best operators in North American Van Lines (NAVL) where she will handle any move with exceptional customer service skills and always with a smile.
Tamara enjoys following her passion on the road. She quickly realized the level of responsibility and challenges that goes with being a long-distance driver.
Tamara finds the most rewarding part of it, is seeing a satisfied customer at the end of a successful move. Plus being able to enjoy the scenery of the open road.