Delta Southern Promotes 13-Year Veteran
TALLULAH, LOUSIANA, January 13, 2022 – Delta Southern Railroad (DSRR), a Jake Safety award-winning short line integrated services and logistics provider based in Tallulah, Louisiana, is pleased to announce the promotion of 13-year, tenured veteran Christopher Crockett to a new role as Operations Manager.
Crockett joined DSRR in 2009, serving first on the railroad’s Maintenance of Way team for five years before transitioning to train service as a conductor and locomotive engineer. He furthered his training by completing Track Inspector and Safety training courses in November 2020 earning a promotion to Trainmaster and now DSRR’s Operations Manager with this latest advancement.
“DSRR’s culture is one that prides itself in employee empowerment and development of outstanding talent from within,” said Roidino Trevino, General Manager at Delta Southern. “Mr. Crockett’s promotion is an example to others of our commitment to that ideology.”
“We are pleased when one of our own has the initiative to forge new trails that both enriches their own career path and creates opportunities to better serve our clients,” said Trevino. “Through his achievements, Mr. Crockett has shown that he is someone who we and our customers can count on in pursuit of safe and secure rail services and product delivery,” he added.
Prior to joining DSRR in 2009, Crockett honed his discipline and strong worth ethic through six-years’ active service in the U.S. Army. He is a father, and with full support of Delta Southern’s values as a family-oriented company, makes time to volunteer as a youth football coach.
Established in 2009, Delta Southern Railroad is a short line railroad comprised of two lines, approximately 60 miles apart in Monroe and Tallulah, Louisiana and serving two port facilities located on the mighty Mississippi River: Lake Providence Port and Madison Parish Port. DSRR’s railcars transport grain, aggregate materials, agricultural products, cotton, coal, chemicals, fertilizer, forest products, sand clay and soda ash. DSRR is proud to work closely with well-respected railroad and interchange partners: Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP).
With connections at all levels of government in Louisiana, all the way to the local parish representatives in Northeast Louisiana, DSRR fosters strategic alliances with integrators and service providers to expand new economic opportunities within the region and for the communities it serves and calls home.