Challenges For Trucking and Opportunities in today's tough truck driving economy. Good truck jobs.
If you watch the news, read a newspaper or listen to the radio, I don’t think you will be surprised to hear that what was once termed as an “economic downturn” has now officially been labeled as a “recession”. What started as the “housing crisis” that turned into a “credit crisis” that led to the “bailouts” that will probably lead to more “bailouts” is the daily topic of virtually every newscast, truck driver, an if not over every home over dinner.
All that being said I am sure at some point you have asked yourself how does this affect me ?
I don’t think its any secret that the recession is having a negative effect on shippers volume.
As with any challenge, there also comes opportunities. As a result of this recession many shippers are concerned about many of the carriers they are doing business with and asking themselves can they count on them for the long term, will they be around? The result is many shippers are looking to build stronger long term relationships and expand with carriers.
Challenges for trucking. So how can you help and more important what does this all mean for you? You can help by doing the best job you can possibly do in servicing customers. Focus on the fundamentals, pick-up and deliver your load safely and on time, promptly call customers back, resolve problems with solutions.
What is attitude? Well, it can be explained as a stated of mind with which you approach a situation. Ultimately, we have control over only one thing: the way we think. We may not understand it but we become what we think about the most.
All winners have a positive attitude. Choosing to adopt an attitude of gratitude at all times, no matter what circumstances or events occur, puts you into harmony with the ideals you desire to see manifest in your life.
Success starts with a Smile and a right attitude
Together the trucking industry will come through this stronger an better than ever.