As Dr Seuss says oh the things you will see

Well my freinds this is a crazy and screwed up world we live in . And as i spend my working life as a long haul driver i get to see a side of the world most of you cant see. I see all the citys in North America from the back side. Not the pretty side you see on tv but the real city hiding in the back streets and industrial parks. The true underbelly of the place what i like to call the swub. That means the soft white underbelly. So come along and see our world and the many characters that are hiding in plain site on your highways and roads. my fellow drivers and the supporting staff that keeps them going.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why Truck Drivers Need A Sense Of humor

After twenty three years of driving a truck I have come to the conclusion that the thing you need most to survive in this industry is a sense of humor. You spend most of your time dealing with stressed and harried folks that think that your going to destroy what ever your loading on the trailer. Approaching them with confidence and professionalism does not always work but I have found that a sense of humor works all the time. It makes you human to them and allows a more personal relationship. And being that you have formed a some what bond they feel a little more at ease. And of course after servicing a customer for a while the relationship will grow and working with the customer becomes a joy and something to look forward too. That being said a sense of humor also helps just coping with this job. Because nothing ever goes as planned if you think it will happen chances are it will not and the reverse is also true. Getting your britches in a knot every time will only give you an ulcer. But the ability to look at every thing with a twisted sense of humor allows you to laugh off most of the changes. So don't take everything so hard relax and laugh at the world any place this crazy should not be taken so serious.

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