It's been 18 years that I've been doing something in the transportation industry! That something has looked very different across the years. All of those experiences, combined with my heart to serve, has led me to this place. Here is a snapshot, with some of the highlights of my journey in this field.
Beer and Bandaids: Had fun and sold my socks off with route sales for Miller Brewing Company and 3rd generation family owned uniform company. While on route I'd cross-sell first aid and safety supplies to manufacturers by just being friendly and talking and listening to people to understand their needs.
Trucking and Traveling: To get out of debt I went on the road with my wife for a year and lived out of our truck. What a great way to see our country and connect as a couple. While a great experience, I have a true appreciation for the tough conditions and circumstances drivers and carriers often face.
From Agent to Business Owner: I went from casually helping a friend in the business and having an employee mindset to being a business owner and building a 3 million dollar agency and then becoming a 10 million dollar logistics company. Learning the cash flow game and being accountable for the well-being of 17 employees and 17 owner-operators was a lot, but it was rewarding and we were able to create a family feel for the business that helped with our success. In 2012 I sold my share of the business to see what else life might have to offer.
Back in the Game and Loving It: After enjoying some "retirement" time, I'm back in the transportation game and loving it. It's been challenging to start from scratch - to win back old clients and gain new ones. But I'm enJOYING every minute. I'm finding the right partners, alliances and friends and we are building great things together! One of those great partners is Bennett Motor Express. Learn more about them. I hope I am blessed to cross your life path.
HOW CAN I SERVE YOU TODAY?
US Department of Transportation
Experience any of these expected trends for 2018? (Forbes, Feb 2018)
Data and Data Management are key for the industry (Logistics Management, Jan 2018)
Logistics and Transportation in the U.S. (International Trade Administration)