How MigWay Won the Inc 5000 Award 3 Years In A Row (During COVID)

August 15, 2022

Curious about what it takes to be recognized as #1,852 on the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2022, despite all of the global events over the past 3 years?

We are equally grateful as we are humbled by this achievement for rising businesses. If you told us that MigWay would grow more than twice in size when the pandemic began and businesses were shutting down, we'd like to say that we would have believed you. But in the midst of unprecedented events, doubt can find its way into anyone's thinking. Thankfully, we place our trust in God and He has never failed us. It's been a blessing to build a company that defines success by improving the lives of its people and we couldn't have done it without trusting in God.

We believe it speaks volumes when your employees enjoy coming to work each day, especially in a fast-paced industry like transportation and logistics. By the end of this article, you will know how we've implemented a work culture where drivers and staff enjoy coming to work each day, how we won the Inc 5000 award, and why MigWay has experienced record-setting growth in recent years.

So, if you're a:

  • Truck driver searching for a company and are interested in what we do differently.
  • Freight shipper or broker looking for a trustworthy carrier that values people and partnerships.
  • Trucking company curious about what it takes to be recognized as one of America's fastest-growing companies.
  • Or if you've just simply stumbled upon this blog post...

 

Then, keep on reading to learn about the changes we've made and how we've shifted our focus from success defined by profit to success defined by people.

 

First, what is the Inc 5000?

The Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America is a list that Inc. magazine releases each year that reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels. Scott Omelianuk, the editor-in-chief of Inc, has been quoted saying "... The Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled. Building one of the fastest growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in a crisis we've lived through is simply amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, excellent leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people."

 

Rising businesses understand happy drivers mean a happy life

When furloughing workers and social distancing became the norm, the leadership at MigWay decided that above all else, the focus at MigWay would be to take care of its people. Since then, many other global events have occurred such as economic instability, global shutdowns, supply chain shortages, protests, riots, and war, but we have kept our vision for caring for our people. We show our team we care about them and their well-being by ensuring they have every resource available to live fulfilling lives and realize their highest potential at one of the top private companies in the US.  When it was common for companies to slash pay to match economic conditions and downsizing, MigWay never reduced the pay of its drivers and staff.

MigWay has become one of America’s fastest growing companies because we believe that your people will take care of you if you take care of them. In an industry known for over-worked and underpaid employees, MigWay's drivers and staff continue to make industry-leading pay, plus bonuses and wellness programs that help them live more balanced lives. Chaplains are available 24/7 for drivers and staff and help with any personal, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues they may be experiencing. They will also drive to the driver's house to help their family while the driver is out on the road. Understanding that truck drivers miss their families no less than you and I would, MigWay guarantees drivers they will be home each week to see their families and kids and we encourage and empower them to live meaningful lives outside of the truck.

Happy drivers have been the key to MigWay's success and in earning #1,852 on the Inc. 5000 list for 2022. To help our drivers perform their best work (and earn their best paychecks!), we train our team to build strong, personal relationships with drivers and each other. This has cultivated a family-like atmosphere at MigWay where everyone feels valued and appreciated. Also, MigWay drivers operate the newest equipment and they and their families can rest easy knowing their safety is in the good hands of the attentive team of mechanics at MigWay who love what they do. Our drivers are some of the happiest in the industry because they know that we care about them as people first, not just employees. This has created an environment that attracts top talent and helps us retain our drivers and staff longer than the industry average.

The fastest growing companies do things differently

In the last few years, we placed our highest priority at MigWay on building a great team and empowering them to be their best. We're grateful to realize this ideal today. It has taught us that the greatest joy in building a Top 5000 company comes from seeing the lives of your employees improve, instead of counting our profits at the end of the month. We plan to continue fostering an environment and culture at MigWay that equips its people to tackle any challenges in life with a winning mindset and backed by a supportive family. Through this, our goal is to shine a light on and help the trucking industry to value its people more and inspire change for a happier and more fulfilling workplace.

A big thank you to each driver, team member, customer, broker, and partner that has been with us on this journey of becoming one of the fastest growing companies in America! It's because of you that MigWay continues to succeed, even in the face of global adversity.

Join us as we continue working hard to make MigWay one of the fastest growing companies in the world! Give us a call today and let’s chat about how you can grow your career with a company that places people first.

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