I have been in transportation for 30 years, trucking is a great career. the challenges are that the company is only as good as their drivers, and the drivers are only as good as their company. Not every trucking company is suited or every shipper, not every shipper is suiteD for every trucking company. Trucking is not a one size fits all, but has many different methods. The driver shortage today is affecting all of trucking,(in part in my...
Want more drivers? Start an apprentice program. Allow potential drivers to "tag along" for a long haul delivery, and let them see what it's like. I think there are a lot of people who would be willing to take a few days or week off from their regular job, ride along, and decide whether that's a life they would like. But I don't know of any program that allows for anybody not already in that industry to jump in and take a "test drive."
Current generation couldn't stay off the internet long enough to drive 10 hours a day.
Isn't the ability to develop business relations and close deals a skill in and of itself? That pretty much describes sales skills perfectly. I know this is NH, so skills are viewed as technical with all other skills regarded as "unnecessary fluff", but at the end of the day business is built on human relationships, so I'd argue the ability to make and maintain relationships with the right people is one of the most important skills one could...
This is one of the main reasons I am so heavily in favor of UBI, even though I am quite the anarchist if we are talking about idealism and not pragmatism. There IS money being made out there by large firms and small firms alike, but it is absolutely NOT based on merit or skill at all. Whether a business is a failure or a success is 99% based on the relationships and contracts it forms. Typically, unskilled managers and executives will...