I’m finally settled into our house in Baja. It took five days of driving all told. It wasn’t a hard drive, but five days on the road is a long time and I have a reinvigorated respect for truckers.
While I was on the road, and when it wasn’t my turn to drive, I re-read Profit First. It’s one of my favorite books on small business operations. And a section of the book made me think of a trucker I recently met.
In December, I was on a flight home from Sacramento and I happened to sit next to a chatty Kathy who revealed that he was a truck driver. He told me that he delivered semi-trucks and would fly around the country, pick up a set of trucks, and deliver them somewhere else. You’ve probably seen a semi-truck towing two other trucks stacked on their hitches- that’s what he did.Continue reading