In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the late Stephen Covey tells a story about a man walking in the woods. This man comes upon another working feverishly to saw down a tree. The first man says, “You look exhausted. Why don’t you take a break and sharpen your saw?” The second man replies, “I can’t. I’m too busy sawing.” If that sounds like the schedulers and dispatchers in your operation (or you if you’re a scheduler or dispatcher), read on for some ideas that might offer a break and a chance to sharpen your saw.
In past Business Flyer posts, we’ve covered topics related to clearing customs. However, those posts were primarily focused on regulations and practices for countries outside the United States. This post looks at U.S. customs, providing a few helpful tips for those operators wanting to get into America. Even if you’re based in the U.S., you may want to read on. Why? Because the rules for entering the U.S. are basically the same whether you’re visiting from the outside or trying to get home again.