Post by Mike O'Neal

About Mike O'Neal

Number of years with C1 Indianapolis: 4 years

Hobbies: Coaching football, swimming, boating, and spending time with his family

What was your first experience in the trucking industry?

I was with North American Van Lines for 25 years. During this time, I held various positions such as Dispatcher, Planning Manager and Fleet Director.

What qualities do you bring to C1 Truck Driver Training?

I have over 34 years of transportation experience. Most of this time was spent in Fleet Management. I enjoy working with people; sharing my industry knowledge with our students and helping them start their new career in the trucking business.

Words to live by…

"I am convinced life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. ALWAYS REMEMBER, WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDE."

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“Professional Truck Driver” – What It Means To Me

The definition of a professional truck driver is a discussion that comes up frequently in class. Being a professional means more than just having your CDL. It’s presenting the company in a positive way. It’s doing your job with pride and making sure everything is executed correctly. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit [...]

3 Truck Driver Goals To Ensure Success During Your First Year

Starting a new career as a truck driver can be intimidating for recent CDL training grads, but if you set these three goals, your first year as a professional driver can be both successful AND rewarding. 3 Goals To Ensure Success as a Truck Driver Safety The first, and most important goal you should set [...]

Is Truck Driving In Your Blood?

If you ask truck drivers why they decided on a career in truck driving, some will tell you, “because it’s in my blood.” But what exactly does that mean? Well, it depends on who you’re talking to. “Truck driving is in my blood.” I have heard this phrase numerous times over the course of my [...]

Starting A Trucking Career – Advice on Making a Lifestyle Change

Understand That a Trucking Career Means Making a Lifestyle Change It’s important to recognize that becoming a truck driver usually means a big change in lifestyle.  To a certain extent, you’ll be trading every night at home for the freedom that comes with getting paid to travel the country without a boss standing over your [...]