After you've spent enough years on the road, you slowly begin to hone in on the right road diet. Or if like me, you're stubborn enough, you eventually stop eating things that screw up your day in one way or another. Also, having plenty of time to listen to the likes of Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan certainly helps. All that bleeding edge info about meats, fats and sugars starts to finally penetrate even the thickest of skulls, and the blood sugar energy-crash roller coaster begins to give way to dense slow burn energy.
Here's what works for me: skip the breads and sugary drinks at all costs. Desserts will precipitate an energy rush followed by the desire to hibernate (not a roadworthy aspiration). Pizza is a tempting but dangerous proposition. Coffee is both friend and foe. Redbull is best used in emergency situations, like the second to last leg of that trip back from Indiana, when Pittsburgh flies by but the endless miles of the same farms render the minutes into slow motion sludge. Even if you're not on some form of keto, paleo or The Eskimo Diet, the best energy is delivered the old fashioned way, via MEAT, especially when tasty things like spices and cranberries are incorporated.
The holidays are over :( so throw out those stale cookies! To seriously level up your snack game whether you're on the road or not, these are what you need. If you're a total jerky noob, this sample pack will prime your palate before digging in deep.
Just Another Day At The Office...
Sometimes the pleasantly unexpected has a way of catching you off guard in the best of ways, like a bite of pie that zings your tastebuds with about a thousand times more delicious flavor than you expected. A funny thing happens the first time a customer tells you that you saved their life, or day, or week- you may not really believe it. Have you ever experienced that? Part of it has more than a little to do with how normal it feels. You're just doing your job. That long distance drive or 600 mile charter flight, or 3 AM dispatch time just seems like another exciting yet relatively normal day in the business. But to you, the customer, it's much more than that. It's about knowing you can rely on someone to be the priceless key component in a chain of events. And this is where I vow to always be the strong link. Because being that vital link is being your life, day, or week saver, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Some think of travel as a means to an end, but to us, it's an art. No, we can't compare our impeccable cargo skills to a Cezzane but it's our art nonetheless. To some people it's traffic, long queues and plenty of aggravation, but we see the beauty in it. We're the type of people that achieve a zen state through forward motion. It's all about the journey- looking out over the horizon and getting there, wherever it happens to be right now. The hum of the road, usually not the road less traveled, but best traveled. Our other satisfaction comes through making things happen, big and small, to get things where they need to go, safely, securely and quickly.
Sure, we can do run of the mill, but we love to rise to a challenge. Larger items, deadlines, airports, country roads and city streets- they're all in our wheelhouse. Maybe you don't get that magnetic draw of the road, or the sky, but we don't ever expect that sort of dedication to the act itself. We are the challenge seekers, the drivers, handlers and pilots who can't resist the call of that special place, the horizon. After your shipment makes it to its destination, our journey continues and we wouldn't have it any other way.
There Is A Cure For Those Summertime Blues
Summer is a time that can be notoriously slow on business. People are away, the heat slows down our thinking to a pace that the strongest Starbucks espresso can't fix, and mentally we're at the beach. And so things tend to slip. Dates, deadlines, and even those self improvement plans get put on hold because lounging by the pool or basking in the sweet air conditioning can be a much more satisfying alternative. However, there are things you can do to ease the pain, like running a summer special, automating, and staying in touch with your customers, which are a few of the tips suggested by Ali J. Taylor in his 7 Tips to Overcome the Summer Business Slow Down which can help you pick up the slack when you lost your grip.
But sometimes you just need a hand. That's where we come in. Left that laptop somewhere? Need that project or display delivered door to door as fast as possible? Or maybe it's a pallet of materials or merchandise that need to be there now. With our same day delivery service, you can trust it will be there as quickly as possible.
So breathe a sigh of relief. It will all be okay. We're here to help.