The Secret to Small Carrier Profitability | The Road
I bought my first truck at 22. By the time I was 25, I had 11 trucks. And that sounds great, but at one point, I was close to filing bankruptcy—all because I didn’t understand one important part of the business. I didn’t understand the financial numbers.
It is always exciting to hear about the accomplishments of the hard working men and women in our industry. I recently learned about a distinguished YRC driver, Joe Brown, and the completion of his 5 million safe miles award—a once in a lifetime accomplishment that not many people experience.
Professional truck driver stories: In their own words.Road
We are in the midst of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Each year we recognize the 3.5 million men and women who deliver the goods we need to survive. We all know truck driving is hard work and can be challenging, however, there are many great reasons and stories why people love being truck drivers. This year I had the opportunity to connect with truck drivers personally and find out why they enjoy what they do and what helps them feel rewarded by their profession. Here is what they had to say.
Family, Health, and Technology at the Heart of GATS
I’ve had the pleasure of attending many trucking tradeshows over the years, but this was my first year at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS). GATS is geared toward owner/operators and small trucking companies—those with less than five trucks—which also represent the majority of America’s trucking demographic. More than 500 vendors were on display, allowing carriers to be hands-on with the products they offer. The show was robust, well attended, and fun to be a part of. Here are a few things I took away from the show.