BLUE COLLAR HAULER DERRICK WILLIAMS!

There are thousands of hard working Americans all over the country that are using their MAXX-D trailers to move stuff to make a living, and we’re so stoked to share their stories with you!

This week, we’re sharing the story of Derrick Williams with Chasing Dreams Transport.

People like Derrick are making America a better place, not only through military service, but by hauling stuff every day. We want to share these ‘Blue Collar Hauler’ Stories with you all in the hopes that you too will pick up the Blue Collar gauntlet and move stuff to make a living, or if you already do, that you will be encouraged to keep going and build something great out there.

DERRICK WILLIAMS WITH CHASING DREAMS TRANSPORT!

Who are you and where are you from?

“My name is Derrick Williams and I’m from Waycross, Georgia.”

What do you do?

“I am an Active Duty Warrant Officer of 15 years in the US ARMY and own and operate a trucking company called Chasing Dreams Transport.”

How did you get started?

“My military background initially, I drove military equipment for 10 years and always dreamed of owning my own fleet. Being perfectly honest, I did a lot of research on YouTube and following certain individuals on Instagram and studying their content. My father-in-law (Joseph Hall), wife (Shena Williams), and best friend (Nathaniel Johnson) also played a big part in starting this journey.”

What is your favorite part of what you do?

“Knowing you’re providing goods to an establishment or someone in need, and without you
delivering those goods who knows what type of delay or second or third-order effects could take place if you didn’t come through.

I also enjoy changing people’s lives. Providing an opportunity to someone aspiring to be a fleet-owner or just wanting better life for themselves and their families is something money can’t buy.

Another great thing is having the opportunity to show my kid’s that hard work pays off and that anything you want in life is attainable.”

How does your trailer help you get work done?

“The MAXX-D TDX trailer is amazing!!! I bought the trailer to diversify my portfolio; what I mean with that is that I am able to haul/move general freight and vehicles by utilizing the tilt feature and also shipping containers without using any type of material hauling equipment. So far I’ve had the opportunity to move all the freight previously mentioned and have zero complaints.”

WE SALUTE YOU!

First off Derrick, we salute you. Thank you for your continued service, not only in our military, but also in our country by moving stuff across the country to help people make their living. You’re making the world a better place with what you do, and you’re right, hard work does pay off. Keep going man!

Do you have a Blue Collar Hauler story to share with us? We’d be thrilled to tell your story!

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SMALL BUSINESS TIPS: GETTING POSITIVE REVIEWS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

In the late 1800’s, an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto discovered the Pareto Principle. In observing his garden, Pareto noticed that the majority of his peas came from only a few of his pea plants.

Meanwhile, in his work, Pareto was studying the distribution of wealth in Italy. His study revealed that twenty percent of Italians had eighty percent of the wealth in Italy. As he looked at other nations, the spread was generally the same; roughly eighty percent belonging to twenty percent.

As Pareto continued to explore the 80/20 concept, he started seeing this rule at play in other areas of life as well. Although the number was not always the same, there was a consistent pattern. Over time, the concept of the majority of results coming from only a small number of things became known as the 80/20 Rule, or the Law of the Vital Few.

We see the 80/20 Rule in sports teams winning championships, in our work, and even in our businesses. When it comes to results in our businesses, not everything we give our time to matters equally.

One of those 20 percent things in small business is reviews, especially Google and even Facebook. Getting more good reviews and improving your ratings online can be a complete gamechanger in your business, effecting everything from your brand perception, to your website and online traffic, to pulling in more sales and gaining more exposure for your business.

The problem with reviews is that the unhappy customers will generally be the first ones to leave a review, and usually a negative one. If you are not reaching out to your satisfied customers, you will probably end up with only a few positive reviews and a couple of crummy ones and a lackluster Google rating; which means less customers coming your way and a poor public image for your business.

This is something we have taken seriously over the past few years in our business, and it has done wonders for our company. Do you have a method or plan of obtaining more positive reviews for you business?

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