Peter Paul 11:11

In Loving Memory

Paul “Peter Paul” Worden Doane

November 13, 1944 – November 27, 2020

Virginia Transportation Corporation lost a very dear member of our family on November 27th, 2020.

Paul Worden Doane (or “Peter Paul” as many of us knew him) was an honest man who cared more about all of us than we may ever truly understand. He was a true legend in the auto hauling industry and a man whose presence demanded respect.

Everyone who was lucky enough to know him has a story or two about Peter Paul…

Peter Paul always had a story about the good old days and had pictures to back up what you’d think was a tall tale… You’d never think putting 10 Lincoln Town Cars on a mid-rail coming out of Boston was possible until he showed you the pictures to prove it was done.

– VTC Auto Hauler Frank Randazzo

“Uncle” Pete was a man that will never be replaced. You consider yourself lucky if you encounter a person like him in life. He always answered the call and always had a story that was relevant to your current issue. He was honest with you and would give you tough love to help you through any situation where you needed guidance. Then he would laugh and change the subject to boost you back up. All the calls ended the same way, “love ya kid”! 

-VTC Mobile Technician, Kenny Marshall, Jr.

 

There was just such a magic about “Uncle Pete” that I’ll never be able to explain. It was an honor and a privilege working with him. Of course, I was starstruck when I learned who his family was. But soon realized he was a legend because of who HE was.
-VTC Auto Hauler, Joe Mayo

The most notable Peter Paul story for the company though is that back when VTC was first getting started, he got us our very first meeting with American Honda, a contact that has grown tremendously over the years. We are now the largest transporter of Honda vehicles in North America and we owe it all to Peter Paul.

In fact, before we had any real offices or departments, Leo, Peter, and a few of our very first Auto Haulers just about worked themselves to death to complete an overflow project with volumes that were seemingly unachievable. They got the job done and thus solidified our Driver-First mentality and the concept of work hard and be rewarded. This mentality is still something that we view as the backbone of our company today.

Rest In Peace, Peter “Peter Paul” Doane.

Memories of Paul “Peter Paul” Doane

Although Pete did teach me so much about this industry, more importantly, taught me about the endless possibilities of the human mind. I loved how he talked in little riddles only weird minds would understand. We both kept starting this drawing Book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" - a book that was designed to teach you to tap in to the creative side of your mind. Our conversations were always so interesting. Pete and I wrote up a driver "Inception Program" that never get off the ground - but now I am back in training and we are going to make this thing happen and change the caliber of Auto Hauler in this industry!!!!

 

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