Thanks for being so amazing at organizing our deliveries! As is usually the case, the driver was communicative, early, friendly, great to work with and our items were all there.
These kiddos thought the Calex truck was pretty much the coolest thing in the world! I think if the driver left it on site, we could forego building the playground. The driver was very sweet and even opened the hood and pointed out engine parts to some very intrigued students.
Congratulations to our long time employee Bob Beardon!
The transportation industry is a difficult industry to compete in. Customers rely on transportation companies to get their goods where they need to be on time. Any problems we have in delivering on time can create a chain of problems for our customers. A missed delivery appointment can set companies back thousands of dollars. Manufacturing plants need raw materials to produce finished goods. Retail stores need finished goods on their shelves. Deadlines must be met or customers are more than happy to find someone else to do the job.
Here at Calex we strive for perfection. We pride ourselves on being on time, all the time. Anything less and we aren’t doing our job. Obstacles can occur at any given moment in our business, but challenges are just that, challenges. Nothing is impossible to overcome. Whether it’s a short haul from PA to NJ, or a cross country trip, Calex does what it needs to in order to get the job done. We’re only happy when our customers are happy. Here’s just one example of what our customers say about us:
“Congratulations for achieving another 100% once again. We cannot thank you enough for the work you do delivering to our valued customers. You dedication always shows with repeated high scores, week after week. We know you face challenges at all times, but Calex is outstanding, and we greatly appreciate all that you do for us here at Fortune 500 Company.”
~Fortune 500 Customer~
When we enjoy the work we do, it makes for a higher quality of life.
Driving a truck across the country, then, could be a life-changing career for some people. For others, it might be a significant challenge that feels like anything but a high quality of life.
So, what’s it really like out there on the road? What type of personality would this life appeal to?
It’s a question more people ask than you might think.
So much so that a reporter hopped in a truck with one of our drivers to find out.
Life on the Road
It’s a story of “freedom,” job satisfaction, and the realities of the truck driving life, as Calex driver Ron Bartoli opened his cab to freelance writer Ross Ufberg during a cross-country delivery from Pittston, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California.
Ron says it best during the on-the-road interview:
“There’s a whole world out there just waiting for you to see. I’ve been in 48 states and I can’t tell young folks enough. Just drive. There’s so much out there. And you get paid to do it. What’s better than that?”
There are some other great things this article highlights, like when Ron talked about repairing the relationship between cars and trucks on the road.
“Ron knows that for most Americans, trucks are just things to get around. He wishes car drivers were more understanding. Truckers don’t have an easy job, yet without them, you wouldn’t have your milk in the morning or your newspaper at night.”
If you have any interest in the freedom of life on the road, we can’t recommend this article highly enough.
What’s with the Driver Shortage, Then?
If life as a trucker is so great, why do we keep hearing about the current driver shortage?
There are a lot of theories around this, but the simplest answer is that a lot of people out there don’t really have a true image of what life as a driver is like.
That is why we think that articles like this one are so important. They provide a window into this life and open up the possibilities to so many more people who are looking for a (literal) change of scenery.
Driving for a Living
It’s not always easy, and takes the right kind of person— but has some of the best rewards a career can offer. We’re proud to be an industry leader in shipping services and keeping products moving across our beautiful country.
Calex remains inspired by real stories like this one.
CLICK HERE to read the whole story.
At Calex ISCS, Customer Satisfaction is always our #1 priority. I wanted to take a moment to share with you an email I received this past week from one of the Fortune 500 companies we work with.
“Thank you for a job well done, your score is 100%. You always provide excellent service in all areas, whether it is here or delivering to the customer. We appreciate ALL that you do every day for us and keep up the great work, it is a real pleasure working with you and the Calex Team.”
To the entire Calex Team that made this possible, thank you!