Reading the Roadmap!

I was speaking at a “Power to Drive” seminar the other day presenting on having a successful business as an owner operator to new and old potential candidates and was surprised to find many of the audience members had been down that road before. When I asked the question as to who had created a business plan for their previous businesses many shook their heads in a negative direction. Many new people to business pass over the business plan stage because they don’t understand the process. The key to any business is planning and the Business Plan should be your first step. Even my own failings in business in the past were due to lack of planning. It’s great to be excited  and passionate about your business, but you also must be smart and organized. Don’t sqaush your success before you even open the door.

Until next time,


Make your position about you and enjoy success!

You must know by now that I speak from experience and from the heart when tackling subjects about professional drivers. Through the years I have seen all kinds of drivers and owner operators working for good companies who just don’t seem to get it. They treat the job like, well a job! First of all trucking is a career, but by applying the attitude of ownership you will excel your career. By treating your positon as if you own the company you take your position to the next level. You will get noticed and advance your career to new levels. Remember every career or position starts with you. Make sure you secure it as your own.

Talk to you soon,


CSA 2010 – who wins?

We all do! That’s rights we all win in this scenario. I bet you’ve been talking to that driver in the yard who should be doing his circle check, but instead decided to  see how your weekend was and complain about the grumblings he has heard about CSA 2010. First of all if he was checking out his truck he wouldn’t be as worried about it. He may be one of the drivers who could be in trouble when this program starts. The feedback I have heard is that most carriers are happy to see this program as it will put some responsibility on the driver to operate more professionally. Alright! Finally someone is seeing the light of my messages. If you’re worried about the new program it is time to pull up the boot straps and operate the way you should have been all along. For you good drivers, it is finally time for you to shine! Good luck.


See you at Truckworld!

If you are attending Truckworld today I will be working from a couple of different booths. Representing the Infinit-i Solutions program I will be at the Over the Road Booth (3515) from 10 am until 11:30am. From 11:30am to 1:00pm I will be representing the ATBS program from the TST / Power to Drive booth in hall 5. Make sure stop by and say hello if you’re roaming around.


Attending Truckworld

For those of you in the Toronto, Ontario area this week the buzz is about the industry show named Truckworld. This show alternates between Tornot and Montreal and is an industry renowned event. Think of this when attending and you should attend if you can, but why are you attending? Is it to find out the latest components for trucks, is it to network with industry professionals? When attending events such as this think about what you hope to achieve before you get there, that way you’re not walking around blindly hoping something will catch you eye. I will be down there on Thursday so if you are there please make sure you come by and say hello. I’ll be at the ATBS booth and Infinit-i booth.

See you there,


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Going to Truckworld!
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