We just wanted to take a moment today to recognize the great work of one of our drivers. Frank Wright is great to work with, has an eye for detail, and does a great job with thorough pre and post trip inspections. He has been able to identify and correct many small issues that could have become major problems down the road.
It was about this time last year that Dan Binder found himself traveling along in some less than optimal winter weather conditions. As he entered the highway Dan could tell right away that he needed to proceed with caution. While there were only light flurries of snow in the air, the road itself had proven to be slick and dangerous as evidenced by the other vehicles that had already found their way to a sliding stop on the sides of the road.
It’s 1985ish, Tears for Fears – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is on the stereo, or was it the eight-track? I ended up regretting that choice; although the sound was better, I couldn’t quite get over the fadeout during the song, and then the big click-clock of the head moving to the next track. I’m in a green cabover heading downtown on I-70 in St. Louis for my first regional run.
After driving a truck for a living for more than 27 years, I have always been amazed by people’s response when I would tell them what I did for a living.
I hardly ever got the comment, “Wow, how do you manage to get around in that big thing?” Or, “How do you stay awake driving all of those miles?” No one ever asked how I know where to find the address for the place I’m looking for in a small town, or what is it like driving a truck in a blizzard.
Great can look like many things. But when we think of a great employee we think of someone who works hard. Someone who stays focused. Someone who will go the extra mile to make sure the customer is satisfied.
What does great look like? We think it looks like amazing drivers like Scott Hills.