A simple diagram says so much. What do you offer? What do you expect? What does your customer expect? As a consumer we might seek the unattainable, which is all three, but you can only pick two. As a business owner we know you can only give two, or you can give three, but it will most likely not be sustainable.
Back in 2014 I made the switch from household moving to expediting. After more than 25 years of moving furniture, it was time for a change. With a Great deal of research, I decided to buy a new truck and lease to Landstar Express America.
Some things can only come with experience. If you recently got your CDL or are considering getting a Commercial Driver’s License, you may have the BASIC skills to operate a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle), but leave behind your car driving ways.
The Star-Spangled Banner is our National Anthem. It was written by Francis Scott Key in September of 1814. He was inspired by the American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, which was still flying above Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
Vans have the lowest threshold for qualifying to enter into the world of expediting. It seems that almost daily there is someone on ExpeditersOnline.com forums asking about carriers willing to take on another van.
One of the best ways to help insure your success is to always give your best. It really doesn’t matter what the task is, if you accept the responsibility of the task, give it all you have to offer. No one ever asks for someone to do a job halfway. Whether you like the job or not, if you accept it, it is up to you to give 110% of your ability to get the job done.
Pre-trip inspections are not just a requirement for commercial vehicles, it is a good thing to do for all vehicles. While many drivers may gloss over some of the finer points during a pre-trip inspection, proper pre- trip inspections can make or save you money.
Sleeping in a truck while it goes down the road can be difficult for some team drivers. The stops and starts, inclines and declines, potholes and noisy traffic or just daylight seeping into the bunk area can take some getting used to.