There are very few things in life that really get me stirred up, and most of them won’t be shared on this blog. However, because there are a few that are relevant to my sales career, I’ve created my “Soapbox Topics.” The first one is below.
While driving back from the Dodson AvGeek tweetup, JL, Jaspreet, Fish, and I got into an interesting conversation about the vital part that trucking plays in the economy . I don’t think the average American realizes just how vital it is, though. Your food, your clothes, the materials that built your house- it’s all gotten to you because of trucks. It is absolutely a part of your everyday life.
So it pains me that people don’t actually consider trucking careers. I’m a perfect example of that. Though I grew up with relatives in the industry, it was never my desire to be like them. I have a degree in Journalism and Spanish- certainly not related to trucking.
But I took my first trucking job on a whim over six years ago, and I have absolutely no desire to ever leave. Trucking and transportation jobs are excellent- they’re stable (you can’t outsource truck driving!), they pay well and the people in the industry are some of the best I know. So please, if you’re ever considering a career change, or know someone who’s interested, let me know. I’m happy to talk for hours about the subject!