Updated: Apr 5
After driving over the road for 17 years, I decided I had enough. Plus the Department of Transportation decided to change the lives of truckers so they could have more control.
Like, setting our break times, sleep times and taking driving hours away.
Once you are tuned to a certain way of doing things on a daily basis, it's hard to make those kinds of drastic changes.
So, after getting out of the truck, I went to work at an intermodal company in the Port of Tampa. I did scheduling, dispatching, custom releases and invoicing. In case you are wondering, before driving a truck I worked in several office environments and learned a lot. And I self-taught myself learning much of the different software that came out.
When the intermodal company shut down, I was able to find a job working at a car dealership doing tag & title work. Then a job opportunity came up for a billing coordinator and was hired. I was there for 5 years until some unfortunate events in my life drastically changed everything.
After a couple of years doing nothing, a friend called and asked if I would be interested in recruiting drivers for truck driving jobs. And that is what I've been doing for the past 9 years until lately and we'll discuss that later.
But the main reason for this blog is to put my thoughts down about the trucking industry and how it has changed.
So much to put my thoughts down about the industry. Comment if you like, but please keep it professional.
I'm not doing this to start debates or arguments. We've all been in this industry one way or another.
So watch for my next post. Until then, drive safe, arrive safe and stay COVID free!