Life has a crazy way of working out. If you had told me last year that we would start a company and sell the truck I probably would have thought “WHAT?!”. Let me back up and tell you how this happened.
Our 6th grandchild was born last year. I told Craig I was done with the truck. I wanted to be home. One of the problems with being out on the road was when there was an emergency at home, there’s nothing you can do about it. Then a friend asked if I was interested in dispatching one of their clients for them. Seemed pretty easy since that is what we did for ourselves. Next thing I know it blew up.
I began this post last year when we had started LogisticsATB and then I didn’t do anything with it. Writing a blog when you are living in a truck was what we did for 8 years. Then I am on the other side of the business running a dispatch company. It started as something for me to do to make some money. Famous last words. Then it grew. Craig quit what he was doing to come help me and it has been a wild year. I am blessed to have some amazing drivers that entrust us with their business and success. We have had drivers fail and go out of business for a multitude of reasons (like insurance costs and mechanical problems) and more that have succeeded. We take it personally and sometimes I think too personally. We know what it is like out there on the road. We know the good and the bad. The days you just want to scream and then the days you meet the coolest people. But truthfully I think that is what makes us different from other dispatch companies. We’ve been there. We know exactly what you are going through and that makes a difference. Maybe we understand is a better way of saying it. We are good at mentoring. That is the key!!!
We have been out of the truck and building this business since Oct 2018. It has been an amazing experience. We are growing and had to hire some employees to continue giving the best service we can. I never want what we do to hurt our clients. I love that we are able to help drivers with what we had learned in 8 years on the road as a team. We have a lot of knowledge that enables us to direct our clients in the right direction. It all boils back to mentoring. Knowing the business. Craig does a heck of a lot of research. I will let him post about that but its important information. You need to know where to go and more importantly where not to go. That is always changing.
Now back to me (my favorite subject) as we all know. We were blessed to have all 6 grandchildren with us this weekend and we walked up to a local italian restaurant for lunch. It is a little like herding cats but a total blast!! Here are some pictures from our walk.