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On the Road with A.J.
Executive Vice President of Wheaton World Wide Moving, A.J. Schneider, is hitting the road with truck driver Bob Krumpols of Preferred Movers of Nashville, Tenn. He will be experiencing life on the road while assisting with everyday interstate moves. Here is A.J.’s first blog,, taking place the night before meeting up with Bob.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I’m going out on the road to work as a mover (yes, I’m completely serious) for the first time. I’ll be working for Bob Krumpols, the owner of Preferred Movers of Nashville, two-time Wheaton Agent of the Year and a former AMSA Super Van Operator. This summer Bob decided to get back in the truck and spend peak season making sure his customers are getting the best service in the industry. He’s a guy known for his relentless pursuit of perfection. So…..where do I fit in? I want to learn more about what our drivers do, how they provide top-notch service to our customers and get a feel for what I already know is going to be one of the hardest jobs in the world (…especially working for Bob).
Here’s the deal: I’ve asked Bob to treat me like anyone else. No taking it easy, no holding back (he agreed and told me to start eating bananas and drinking water…) I’ll meet up with Bob and a member of his crew in Tooele, UT. We’ll load a big shipment for one of our largest accounts on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and then, on Sept. 25, we’ll take care of a shipment just up the road in Layton for one of our COD customers. Once we’re loaded up, we’ll drive from Layton to our customer’s new homes in Kennesaw, Georgia and then Tampa, Florida where we’ll unload and ensure we’ve got a couple more satisfied and completely loyal customers.
For those of you who haven’t checked a map lately, it’s a long way from Utah to Florida. As folks at the home office know, I have trouble sitting still for more than a few minutes. I’m concerned Bob will kick me out of the truck before we hit the city limits. But I’ll do my best to make it all the way and discover some of the tricks of the trade.
You can follow our journey on Facebook, Twitter and the Wheaton blog.
Wish me luck – I’ll need it.
Executive Vice President
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