Amidst the constant whirlwind of professional responsibilities, a timeless and potent tool exists – the act of reading.  -  Photo: Work Truck

Amidst the constant whirlwind of professional responsibilities, a timeless and potent tool exists – the act of reading.

Photo: Work Truck

Join us as we navigate the realm of written knowledge, where reading transcends a pastime to become a strategic asset for personal and professional enrichment in the work truck fleet management industry

Pursuing excellence is an ongoing endeavor in the dynamic landscape of work truck and van fleet management. Succeeding in this challenging industry demands a unique blend of technical prowess and astute leadership. 

Amidst the constant whirlwind of professional responsibilities, a timeless and potent tool exists – the act of reading.

Beyond its recreational merits, reading fosters professional growth and can provide a sanctuary for relaxation amid demanding careers

To shed light on the real-world implications of this practice, we turned to a few of Work Truck’s Editorial Advisory Board members for inspiration and insights into their current literary pursuits.

What's On Your Bookshelf? 

Amy McAdams, CAFM
Fleet Manager
Farmer Brothers

  • Reading now: “Be the Sun: Not the Salt,” by Harry D. Cohen
  • Must read: "It depends on the person, career stage, and personality. Everyone’s journey is different, and with so many books out there, you have to find one that fits your style and place in the universe," McAdams shared.

Matthew Betz
Expert, Fleet Optimization
​DTE Energy

  • Reading now: "A. Lincoln: A Biography," by Ronald White
  • Must read: "Good to Great," by Jim Collins. "Get the right people on the bus, then get them in the right seats, then decide where we want to go … great life lesson," Betz shared. 

Bob Adamsky
Director, Enterprise Fleet
AWP Safety 

Robert Auer
N. FL Automotive Fleet Manager
United Parcel Service (UPS)

  • Reading now: "Trust-Based Leadership," by Mike Ettore
  • Must read: "I wouldn’t want to recommend just one book! I learn so much from reading about many subjects and experiences. Reading has been one of the greatest forms of self-development I have used over my career. I prefer non-fiction, but other than that, it is whatever I am in the mood for. I enjoy reading autobiographies, but I can’t say any particular book is a must-read on a professional level," Auer shared. 

What would you add to this list? Comment and share what's made a difference in your fleet career! 

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Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher

Executive Editor - Fleet, Trucking & Transportation

Lauren Fletcher is Executive Editor for the Fleet, Trucking & Transportation Group. She has covered the truck fleet industry since 2006. Her bright personality helps lead the team's content strategy and focuses on growth, education, and motivation.

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