Midnight Express Rides into the Cover of Apex Client Calendar
by Mario Tarradell | December 7, 2017
A Dynamic Duo
Trucking company husband-and-wife team David and Lisa Dahlke certainly do run their Midnight Express business like a well-oiled, chrome-shiny semi.
In their case, it would be an eye-popping, turquoise Kenworth W900 beauty from 2015. That stunning truck is a winner, taking the cover prize in the 2018 Apex Capital Client Calendar contest.
The calendar contest, a huge undertaking we do every year for our great clients, was held from July 20 through September 5. We received a whopping 96 entries and drew 495 public votes. Midnight Express was the clear winner, so the Dahlkes not only snagged the cover honors but they got to choose their preferred month. They picked July.
“My husband and I were very surprised and really pleased, very honored to be on the cover,” says Lisa Dahlke from home in Ellicottville, New York, a city that sits about an hour outside of Buffalo. “He took the pictures with his Android telephone. We got the email blast, David saw it, and said, ‘Hey, babe, we got to do this!’ David took a bunch of pictures and before we knew it we got the email that said we won.”
A True Team Effort from the Dahlkes
The Dahlkes formed Midnight Express in 2009, and became Apex clients in November 2016. David does the driving, while Lisa manages back office duties. Their award-winning truck is their sole business vehicle.
“You have no idea what other trucks are out there, what is being submitted, so you never know how you are going to stack up,” says Lisa. “David is very proud of his truck and he takes great care of it.”
David Dahlke, who hauls loads regularly to California and Arizona, was instrumental in designing the truck and blueprinting the custom paint job. So, when it came time to take the pictures for the contest entry, David wanted to make sure he got the best shots.
“I must have taken a hundred pictures,” says David. “I kept getting a shadow on my trailer, so I kept repositioning the truck to get away from the glare of the sun.”
David tells us that his turquoise Kenworth W900 has won a couple of contests already: A $100 prize from the Kenworth dealer where he bought the truck, and a spot in the 16th series of Catskills vehicle cards.
Are David and Lisa Dahlke of Midnight Express dynamic? We think so, and so is that well-oiled, chrome-shiny Apex Capital Client Calendar cover winner.
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