Our partner of the month for May is Travis Hickman from Travis Trucking, LLC. We caught up with Travis to chat with him about how he got started in his trucking business and to find out what keeps him going.
Hi Travis, thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Please tell us a little more about yourself and your business. When and why did you get started?
I got started because trucking has always been in my family. I always had the passion for trucks and it just seemed natural to do this so I started in 2008 and have been doing it ever since.
What do you enjoy most about what you do for a living?
The love of the business. All of it. We love doing things like hosting Christmas parties for drivers and their families. I’ve had basically the same drivers ever since I’ve started.
What is most challenging about what you do for a living?
Working with customers outside of our area. It’s harder to establish that personal relationship.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in this business?
I would advise them to not grow too quickly. It can be challenging to find good drivers who will treat your equipment with respect.
How do you maintain a work-life balance?[Laughter] I don’t. It’s 7 days a week, 24 hours a day operation. But you have to make time for your family. Prioritize them.
Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your story and the wisdom of your experience. Pay4Freight is proud to be your partner and we look forward to being that for many years to come.
At Pay4Freight, supporting small carriers all across the country remains our focus and nothing makes us happier than seeing our clients grow and succeed. Congratulations, Travis, on being our Pay4Freight Partner of the month!
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