Trucker documents tornado devastation at Nashville terminal

Prayers for Nashville.

A truck driver shared video of the severe damage caused by powerful tornadoes at his Nashville truck terminal early this morning.

In the early hours of March 3, at least two tornadoes ripped through central Tennessee, killing at least nineteen people.

Driver David Winder shared stunning video of the devastation caused by the tornado at the Nashville Western Express terminal.

Winder says that he was sleeping in his truck overnight when he was nearly sucked out of his truck by the tornado. He says that he feels blessed that he survived the night with just a few cuts and bruises.

Winder says that there were miraculously no casualties at the terminal.

Having trouble viewing the videos? Follow this link to view them on Winder’s Facebook page.

Western Express has issued a statement following the tornado strike:

In the early morning of March 3, 2020 Western Express’ main campus located in Nashville, Tennessee was struck and severely damaged by a tornado. Western Express is already bouncing back. A disaster recovery plan is in process, and to that end, critical systems are generally up and running, and we don’t expect significant disruption for drivers or customers. Please be patient as we work through various communications, operating and administrative responses.

Chairman and CEO, Paul Wieck has released a statement: “I’m extremely proud of our driving and non-driving associates for their proactive and positive responses to this event, and we are blessed that none of our people were injured. My heart goes out to those affected in greater Nashville. Our disaster recovery plan is in effect. Backup servers are operational, trucks are on the road delivering freight, our fuel network is functioning properly, our payroll is taken care of, and we have personnel at our outlying locations managing planning and dispatch. We are extremely grateful for the expressions of support from colleagues, customers and key vendors, who have offered us freight, locations for shop and operations, and other support. We are determined to serve our customers, our team, and the families who were affected. Some buildings may be down, but Western Express is not. ”