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How to Maintain Energy in the Fast Paced Transport Industry

November 24th, 2022

The transport industry is fast and furious, as those who work in it know only too well. Working hard every day tendering to get lucrative haulage contracts can leave you jaded or burned out, and if you fail to manage that daily stress, you might just give up altogether. Here are three often overlooked ways to cope and even flourish under the most demanding situations in this frenetic industry.

Add Variation and Innovate

The very notable Benjamin Franklin once said, “The very definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This certainly applies to the transport and delivery industry. If you’ve been doing your job for quite some time it’s your responsibility to keep the company ticking along with good haulage contracts, then you’re a prime candidate for ‘insanity’! Of course, our point really is that doing the same thing for long periods-weeks, months, even years-can be boring, and that boredom can spread to people around you – your colleagues, customers, clients. Always keep your mind active and always be on the lookout for ways to do things smarter, faster and more cost-effectively. The familiarity f the task at hand should not breed contempt, but instead should be a breeding ground for innovation. Keep moving forward all the time and your business will do likewise.

Ensure You Have the Right Work Environment

An important, if often overlooked, source of stress is a poor work environment: if your working conditions are noisy, smelly, riven with distractions and basically have a layout that is not conducive to productivity, how can you be expected to stay focused and successfully bid for new haulage contracts? Even if you have a corner in a busy transport depot, it should be comfortable, clean, tidy and well-organised. A tidy desk is a tidy mind and while being surrounded by noisy trucks and truckers can be distraction, in fact it should also be your inspiration and motivation to succeed – for your employees as well as yourself.