The Lead Pedal Podcast is a topic based podcast that offers business and career information for people involved in the transportation industry with host Bruce Outridge. Bruce has been in the industry for over 30 years and talks everything trucking on his show. You can learn more about the host, content, musical features and more at Bruceoutridge.com/theleadpedalpodcast
Bruce was taught an early age that commitment and dedication to a job or project were not to be taken lightly. Becoming President of his own corporation has been no easy feat and has brought him to new heights in his life. Now the President of Outridge Enterprises Inc. with three divisions in three separate markets has made
Bruce a well respected individual in the transportation, artistic, and business markets. The professionalism he is known for in his 30 year history in the transportation industry from driver and owner operator to fleet supervisor is common knowledge to those that know Bruce on a personal level. He began his career in the household furniture industry working for some of the major van lines, became an owner operator and was regularly requested by clients due to his exceptional customer service skills. He decided to move to the freight side of the transportation industry and began moving his career forward as a dependable professional driver excelling due to his leadership qualities promoting him to fleet supervisor for a major chemical company.
Deciding to follow his entrepreneurial spirit due to personal reasons Bruce began to focus on his illustration business that he had started in 2003 on a part time basis. He now specializes in illustrating for the public, trade magazines, and corporate clients within the transportation industry. His personal work is based upon his messages of leadership that he speaks about today. In 2009 Bruce decided he wanted to share the many leadership values he had experienced throughout his career and launched his consulting business. Bruce now shares those messages to various organizations helping businesses reduce complacency, improve efficiency and productivity, and improve the customer service levels of their employees.
Bruce has developed programs for new owner operators helping create successful businesses and shows the same dedication to his clients as he does to his own projects. He was awarded the Road Today Trucking Ambassador of the Year Award for his extraordinary service and dedication to the trucking industry in 2011. He is a regular columnist with trade magazines in the transportation industry and is regularly followed on his own blogs, industry publications and newsletters as a guest author. He has released a number of books for the transportation industry including Driven to Drive, Running By The Mile, and the Hammer Down Cartoon Series. You can learn more about Bruce on his website at www.bruceoutridge.com
Bruce is a member of the Hamilton-Niagara Fleet Safety Council, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Truck Training School Association of Ontario and co-producer of the Smart Trucker Seminar Series. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com