Bruce Outridge-Artist, Author, Consultant, Speaker
Outridge Enterprises Inc. / President-Director
Over the past ten years Bruce has developed his illustration business, become an leadership expert within the transportation industry, and started multiple projects as an entrepreneur. Over the next ten years he plans to bring his important messages of leadership and creativity to industry so people can have the courage to be the best they can be in their desired fields.
The Full Story-If you care to read it!
Bruce was taught an early age that commitment and dedication to a job or project were not to be taken lightly. Becoming President of his own corporation has been no easy feat and has brought him to new heights in his life. Now the President of Outridge Enterprises Inc. with three divisions in three separate markets has made Bruce a well respected
individual in the transportation, artistic, and business markets. The professionalism he is known for in his 30 year history in the transportation industry from driver and owner operator to fleet supervisor is common knowledge to those that know Bruce on a personal level. He began his career in the household furniture industry working for some of the major van lines, became an owner operator and was regularly requested by clients due to his exceptional customer service skills. He decided to move to the freight side of the transportation industry and began moving his career forward as a dependable professional driver excelling due to his leadership qualities promoting him to fleet supervisor for a major chemical company.
Deciding to follow his entrepreneurial spirit due to personal reasons Bruce began to focus on his illustration business that he had started in 2003 on a part time basis. He now specializes in illustrating for the public, trade magazines, and corporate clients within the transportation industry. His personal work is based upon his messages of leadership that he speaks about today. In 2009 Bruce decided he wanted to share the many leadership values he had experienced throughout his career and launched his consulting business. Bruce now shares those messages to various organizations helping businesses reduce complacency, improve efficiency and productivity, and improve the customer service levels of their employees.
Bruce developed the OS Program helping new owner operators and entrepreneurs create successful businesses and shows the same dedication to his clients as he does to his own projects. He was awarded the Road Today Trucking Ambassador of the Year Award for his extraordinary service and dedication to the trucking industry in 2011. He is a regular columnist with trade magazines in the transportation industry and is regularly followed on his own blogs, industry publications and newsletters as a guest author. He has released a number of books for the transportation industry including Driven to Drive, Running By The Mile, and the Hammer Down Cartoon Series. His book for artists named How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps is a great book for artists wanting to start a creative business. Recently he created a podcast for the transportation industry called, “The Lead Pedal Podcast” to help drivers be the best they can be at their positions.
In 2015 he decided it was time for a change and re-branded the business. He wanted to combine his talents and experience and decided creativity was the direction to go. He is constantly asked for his opinion on business or marketing and is even known to some colleagues as their personal thought bubble. Bruce enjoys helping people and thought the best way to channel those talents is to talk about the one subject that encompasses everything he does and stands for. He is looking forward to speaking for your group in the near future. You can learn more about Bruce’s presentations by clicking here!