Pull the trigger...
Pull the trigger and just do it! Those were Kent's words of advice for someone sitting back watching DB Kustom Trucks. To those drivers that are wondering if they should fill out the applications. To those drivers not quite sure what will happen, but are willing to work hard as an owner operator. To those drivers dreaming of life on the road in their own truck, not making someone else money, but making money for their own families.
Waiting. Watching. Asking questions about the program off and on for over a year. That is exactly what Kent did. Now, I can't say that I was surprised to hear that's what he did. It seems to be the common thread with a lot of drivers that I've talked to. Especially the guys that call in to the office after watching us for a while on our social media pages.
When I asked him about the hesitation, he replied that he was interested in talking with someone who was doing it first. Someone who actually had a truck in the program and was out there running. For Kent, that was Bruce, driver of our truck Copperhead.
Interviewer: I understand that you were skeptical about the program. What happened to eliminate the fears you may have had about getting into this program?
Kent: I was VERY skeptical. My friend Bruce ran for QC and had gotten into the program. I talked with him on a regular basis for a long time, learning about the program and the process it takes to be accepted. I wanted to hear about the program from somebody that was really doing it. It was almost a full year before I contacted DB Kustom Trucks.
Once you decided to fill out the request for a starter pack, how do you feel the process went for you?
It went really smooth. I was already hauling chemical tankers for 9 years, so I knew I had all the requirements to get me hired on for QC. I had them run my credit first to make sure I could be approved to get a truck.
Once approved, how did you choose your truck, Desperado?