We all know the struggles that the economy has brought upon the trucking industry. At present, nearly 40,000 trucking companies went under in 2008. Over 100,000 truck drivers found themselves without a job and only those companies where everyone pulls together toward the same goal will survive. In a time where everything is so fast and a “need it now” attitude, it’s good to sometimes consider those things that are really important.
Yesterday I was the guest speaker for a Safety Banquet for Pipeline Transportation out of Jacksonville, Florida. Although I spoke about the economy, trucking companies, truck driving jobs, trucking careers, and how to know if you are in a “good trucking company“, the most profound and impact filled part of the event FOR ME, was a video which was presented by the President of the company, Mark Anderson, a man who gives nothing less than 100% of himself. I would like to share this video with you today, and I hope it inspires you and opens your eyes to what you can do for yourself as well as others ( as it did me). During difficult times in life ( the economy included), we need to watch and see what can be accomplished when, passion,
commitment, and belief become part of our daily equation.
Please Read before watching: You know that the Triathlon is the ultimate endurance sport event. Consisting of a 2.4 miles swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run … ALL DONE BACK TO BACK!
A son asked his father if he would compete in a triathlon with him. Even though his father had a heart condition, he loved his son so much, that he couldn’t say no. So, the father told him “yes”….and competed in the triathlon with his son.
Watch this profound video of the Triathlon event . . . it’s a little break from trucking, and that reminder . . . of those “more imporant things.”. This video has had over 9 million views. After watching, I think you will see the point I’m trying to make. Please feel free to leave your comments.
Allen & Donna Smith
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