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Why I Drive ...

Upclose with two independent contract drivers


“ I used to sit in an office . I don ’ twant to do that anymore . I like driving .” Eric Bailey

“ It is the perfect job for me . It allows me the freedom to work independently . I enjoy the interaction with customer s .” Nicolette Nein

that ’ s how two

IC drivers explain why they chose this lifestyle and why it ’ s right for them . Eric is one of the drivers for Tempo Transportation in Florida and Nicolette handles deliveries for Xcel Delivery in Arizona . Both have spent many years on the road and both value the independent contractor way of working .
Eric has been driving for Tempo for 14 years . “ He never misses a day ,” says Tempo ’ s owner and CEO Ruth Ospino . He is one of 45 drivers out of the company ’ s South
Florida office . Tempo provides on-demand and sameday deliveries , bio-transport services , and warehousing both in Florida and Kansas . “ Eric is a great driver because of his ability to communicate ,” she says . “ Any issues that arise , he ’ s the first on the phone to let dispatch know . This is critical for communication with the customer and visibility with deliveries . Eric oversees our critical pharmacy patient-specific medication / nutrition deliveries . Understanding the importance of the deliveries he ’ s making is a great quality .
By Andrea Obston CLDA Director of Public Relations
30 customized logistics & delivery Magazine SUMMER spring 2021 2022