The First Year Trap - Article By Rainy

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have another awesome article by Rainy called:

The First Year Trap

Just recently we had someone in the forum and I had said to him, "Your self-worth is greater than your performance, which is always an indication of someone who's on the path to nowhere."

There is no shortage of truck drivers with poor attitudes. Some people hear that truckers are in high demand and they come into the industry thinking they're way more valuable than they are.

In today's article Rainy talks about a different attitude problem that some drivers develop and it often leads to a downward spiral in their career. This is a great article for any driver at any stage of their career, whether you're just considering a career or you've been out there for a few years already.

Enjoy!

The First Year Trap

Big T's Comment
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Great article Rainy.

One thing for people to think about is customer service. Our companies push good customer service but many drivers miss the fact that our companies are our first customer.

A customer is someone that pays you for our services or products. So the trucking company is my actual customer. When drivers focus on that first year trap and not on servicing their customer it quickly spirals into situations like you described with your friend.

G-Town's Comment
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Great article Rainy.

One thing for people to think about is customer service. Our companies push good customer service but many drivers miss the fact that our companies are our first customer.

A customer is someone that pays you for our services or products. So the trucking company is my actual customer. When drivers focus on that first year trap and not on servicing their customer it quickly spirals into situations like you described with your friend.

Totally 1000% agree..."jumping up-and-down" great point BIg T.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Great article. Not only did I enjoy reading it. I found it very informative.

News I could use. I'm extremely on guard in regards to staying and being positive and proactive. Trying to stay away from any and all negativity.

Thanks Rainy

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