Today was our first day of orientation with our new carrier. Clearly, this company sees its contractors differently than the others we've worked with before. It's evident in the way they interact with us, and in the way they talk about their fleet. This is going to be a very good move for us.
Today, we took the truck to a signage company not too far from the orientation center to have the decals replaced with the new logo. The sign company is run from a working farm, complete with beef cows, sheep, a herd of barn cats, and two enormous dogs. The smallest of the two is a full grown St. Bernard; the other, a gigantic Newfoundland. I've never seen such a huge, happy, slobbery loveball before.
Class today was all about safety, and the attitude about even that is refreshingly different here.
In addition to putting us up in a hotel while we're here, they also provide lunch. Today it was ziti and meatballs, salad, bread, and brownies. Nice!
Tomorrow we'll learn how to maximize our earning potential within their operating structure - it's unique among large expediting companies, and one Hoss and I are well suited for, I think.