Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety advocacy group, trade group, broker, or any other part of the industry, the one thing that all will agree upon is that it is the professional driver who is responsible for getting the freight moved and in doing so has become the industry’s greatest asset.
With that being said, it’s no wonder that most of these major trucking issues involve drivers in one way or another. Knowing all this, one would assume that professional drivers would be a much respected, highly regarded and sought after professional within the industry, but unfortunately, this is not the case. How could that be? How could the one part of the industry, who is responsible for the billions of dollars of revenue every year, not be considered as so essential? The answer lies within the drivers themselves. It involves how the driver perceives him or herself and how this perception has been propagated and even encouraged.
Our special guest, Kirk Kostoff draws from twenty years of combined skills in the B2B sales marketing and strategic business development arena, drawing from his experiences in the Fortune 500 market.
In 2011 Mr. Kostoff entered the logistics side of business through his introduction and interaction with CR England and what he refers to as their “self proclaimed” legitimate franchise. His recent actions with the ongoing CR England class action litigation associated with drivers’ rights, legitimate wages and living conditions has positioned him as an upcoming “voice of reason” and concern for the small business owner, just recently founding The Drivers Association of America.
Join us Thursday, October 2, 2014 as we discuss with our guest “The Power of Driver Credentials, The Driver Shortage Myth, Motor Carrier Truck Leasing and driver Remedies through Education and Implementation” via our Blog Talk Radio show: Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”
We invite everyone to consider these topics and call in with their perspectives as we will also discuss the CR England case as it is public knowledge and to reiterate for all the industry newcomers about motor carrier leasing scams to once again explain how it all works against the professional truck driver.
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