Thank You Truck Drivers!!!!!
I want to open this post by saying thank you for all of your hard work & sacrifice that all of you do for us on a daily basis.
I drove OTR for a couple of years, and to be honest with all of you - I couldn't hack it. I then drove local for a local structural steel plant for 5 years before being promoted into the office (some will argue that it's wasn't a promotion!).
I currently handle all of the purchasing, logistics, etc.
While I am in the office, I have always carried an unquenchable thirst for the trucking industry and the drivers.
With that being said, I want to make a career move, and wish to work in the trucking industry full-time in some fashion; fleet management, safety, etc.
I want to make it clear that I want to help the driver. It ticks me off when I hear negative things about the industry - without you - we wouldn't have anything.
I have made a reputation for my company that when a driver picks-up or drops off a load, he/she is to be taken care of to the fullest, with dignity & respect. In short, the driver is part of my team.
With that being said, does anyone know of any on-line schools or classes that I can take, so that I can learn more about safety, fleet management, etc.?
Thank you for your time - be safe out there!