Get Your Trucking Career Out of First Gear

February 27, 2016

You’re constantly frustrated after bills are paid and there’s really nothing left of your truck driver salary. It sucks. So you go back to work on Monday, grinding out that next paycheck and the cycle seems never ending. You hold on to your dreams but they feel impossible to achieve.

 

You’ve thought about it and Googled the pros and cons of becoming an owner operator. It’s a scary leap and there’s no real step-by-step guidance out there. Just bits and pieces of info, like rocks in a jar. But you need the sand in that jar to cover all the gaps and it’s just so hard to find. Life is already hard and you don’t want to take the risk unless you know the complete picture and have a plan for success.

 

I can tell you that jumping over the chasm to successful owner operator and a big salary can be achieved if you have a proven guide and you are prepared for the effort; like choosing a local, weathered, Peruvian guide to take you to Machu Picchu, you also have to come prepared for the challenge of the trek.

 

I will be your guide. I’ve been where you are. I have made the leap, stumbled, applied what I have learned, and found the right tools to become more efficient, leading to my success and a big truck driver salary.

 

You CAN do this if you have grit and discipline. Failure as an owner operator is guaranteed if you don’t have these two attributes. So check yourself.

 

Think about the challenges and hardships you have faced and overcome. How did those experiences mold your character? Do you welcome challenges or do you prefer to take an easier path? How many of your goals have you achieved?

 

Grit and discipline were the traits that got you through the hardships, welcomed challenges, and got your goals achieved.

 

You should find your motivation to make the leap in two areas of your cranial cavity.

 

First, the desire to make a lot more money so that you can breathe again, take the wife to dinner and vacations, to buy the toys you dream of enjoying, and have something to invest for your retirement years.

 

Second, the desire to get out from under the constraints, scrutiny, and expectations of your company that result in working just hard enough to keep the boss off your back.

 

As I write this, a third motivating factor came to mind that is crucial for your mental health: the desire to be respected and appreciated for seizing control over your life and running a successful trucking operation.

 

Grit + Discipline = Money + Independence + Respect

 

As The Home Depot slogan says, “Let’s Do This”

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