Hey, everbody, Miles here agin. Heard a commotion over in the second dining area th’ other day at Mamie’s so I thought I’d just amble in an’ see what’s goin’ on. Of course, it’s drivers, all hangin’ on T-Dawg’s ever word. So I pulled me up a chair, an’ you may as well, too, ‘cause this story’s a good one.
Seems Flora recently had kind of a rough time of it, her and the five cats. Some mouse snuck into her little RV last week and the cats just went crazy. The RV was rockin’ back and forth and jumpin’ up and down, leanin’ first one way and then the other until Flora thought for sure they were all going to be capsized like that fishin’ boat in “A Perfect Storm.
Taking a vacation is something many micro-motor carriers place on the back burner. The trucker either thinks he can’t afford it or his business will go down the tubes if he takes time off. On the contrary. As far-fetched as this may seem, a vacation is possible with a bit of planning and foresight.
As anyone who goes into business discovers, there are no guarantees when it comes to making money as an entrepreneur. It’s a learning process with each business. Learn from each business the skills that can be applied to the next one. Each enterprise develops a life pattern of its own.
TruckSuds: a truckin’ soap opera Howdy from Miles, everbody. Hope your highway’s straight and your EOBR is too. A few days ago, some of the long-time truckers decided to ‘help’ a new trucker out with all kinds of advice. Well, naturally, I just had to listen in on that –…
How is your trucking company differentiated from all the other small and micro-carriers?
In simple terms, this is the basic premise of company branding. So how do you increase your trucking operation’s name recognition?
Do you have the facts and figures which support what you’re doing according to your plan? This is how you determine if it’s working. Should you stay the course? If it’s not working, to what extent do you adjust the plan? Do you scrap the portion that isn’t achieving your goals, or make small changes? How do you know the best course of action?
This here’s one of my favorite B.A. stories. Nadine says she doesn’t believe it, but I do – an’ T-Dawg wouldn’t tell a whopper, unless you catch him in it.
Many small fleets run on ‘day-to-day’ load planning. It’s like a pilot flying by the seat of his pants; it may get him to where he needs to be but–after a nail-biting, really bumpy ride–it won’t be a flight he wants to repeat.
Knowledge creates strength; hence, it gives you the power to succeed. There are two different ways in which a person can gain knowledge. One is from experience, being there and doing it, making mistakes and working in the trenches. The other way is through studying and research until you know your subject inside and out.