Regulations. Traffic. Hours of service. Traffic. Weight limits. Traffic. Equipment failures. Traffic. Incorrect addresses. Traffic. Route restrictions. Traffic. Fuel prices. Traffic. Detention time. Oh, did I mention traffic ? These are just a few of the many complaints we hear almost daily when talking with other drivers.
There are many ways to complete a particular task. Some tasks require specific steps to reach the desired end result, while others can be accomplished with many different options to still reach the end result satisfactorily.
Short cuts can be useful, even beneficial for reaching your desired goal faster or for less expense. Then there are some shortcuts that should be avoided at all cost. Determining whether or not taking a shortcut will be to your benefit will vary depending on the risk factors involved.
Are you a LLC? If you are, why? There are much better ways to run than to be a LLC. These days while traveling the highways and interstates, I see more and more LLCs everyday. It has almost gotten to be an epidemic. More and more LLCs hit the road every day, creating problems along the way. Our interstate and highway system was not designed for the number of LLCs that I see everyday. If you are a LLC, try another approach, just use it and then move on.
Did you hear about the driver who found $1,000,000 during a pre-trip inspection ?
Well, I found $1,000,000 under my truck while I was doing my pre-trip inspection the other day. I was just going around the truck, doing my usual checks and there it was, just lying there under the rear of my truck. I did not see it the night before when I parked, it was a dark parking lot. But you can imagine my surprise to find it there in the early morning sun.
If you are just starting out in this industry, or any other for that matter, there will always be hurdles on your path. For those who are considering joining the ranks in the trucking industry, do your research and be as prepared as possible.
Many expediters congregate in “Auto Alley”. That is to say, they basically run auto parts in a certain region of the country and their main customers are auto manufacturers and their suppliers. It takes a lot of people, whether directly or indirectly, to get cars from conception to the end user.