Travel is often a part of my job, and I certainly enjoy visiting producers. But one part I could do without is airline travel. And any of you who have been stuck at an airport for any number of reasons can relate.
Unfortunately, I found myself in just such a situation recently. And while most folks were buried in a newspaper or playing on their phone, I found myself staring at the myriad of activities below each of the planes.
Of course, the baggage handlers are probably the most noticeable (and for the life of me I don’t understand how that system works). But what I did notice is the inspection crew, often the pilot, walking around the aircraft. Methodically, the plane was given a visual inspection.
Throughout my trip, I would watch as airplanes of all sizes would be inspected in much the same way. Sure, you’re not flying folks far and wide. But ensuring you catch something before it becomes a problem could be as easy as a visual inspection.
Do you do the same thing when before you enter a tractor cab? Do you take that methodical walk around to visually review your equipment? And do you do it EVERY time?