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Rising Stars: Meet Marion Thompson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marion Thompson.

Hi Marion, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
After 15 years, I learned quickly that transportation is a passion. I drove tractor and trailer for approximately seven years, received training from an accredited truck driving school, received a certification (certified master instructor) and trained students to received a CDL (commercial drivers license). Driving tractor and trailer was a tremendous experience. As the industry changed, I decided to return to the institution that trained me. My desire was to gain more knowledge about the transportation industry. That institution trained me as a former student and CDL instructor. My daily experiences as an instructor helped students achieve the first of many achievements. The goal is to give each student the opportunity to build a foundation as a truck driver(s). Five years later, I decided to shift into another career. After careful consideration, my passion for transportation leads me to private car service. The entire experience was refreshing. During buy sevens as a professional drivers clients asked, “have you considered starting your own business?” The question peaked my interested, I mustered the gumption and answered this inner ambition. On October 25, 2015 Next Destination Transportation LLC was born. As a small business, we’ve grown to speak fluent customers. Our team is passionate about progress and providing consistent customer service. Every client should experience the feeling of having a door opened for them. We have an open door policy for each client, the client never touches the door handles. Included within our services are complimentary water(s) for each guest. Inside each vehicle is a kit that includes (1) sanitizer spray/wipes (2) gloves (3) masks and napkins. Safety and peace of mind is imperative during each transport. The standard is set high so we always have something to reach for.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Businesses experience growth, growth includes growing pains. Some days the demand is great and overwhelm our fleet or we don’t have enough drivers. So, we’ve become creativity during these challenging times. Loyalty is action without question. We are fortunate to have clients that are flexible people who don’t get bent out of shape. Each client is a relationship NOT a transaction. The client and driver relationship is strong and works together to complete each transport successfully.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m most proud of integrity, I strive to be a faithful support of a standard of values. I’ve learned to never ask drivers to do something I haven’t done myself. A good leader will lead then remove themselves from the front of the line. Then push everyone to be better than them.

How do you think about happiness?
Quiet spaces make me happy. Quiet spaces help me exercise one of the strong muscles I own. My mind!

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.nextdestinationllc.com
  • Instagram: nextdestinationllc
  • Facebook: Next Destination Transportation LLC
  • Yelp: Next Destination Transportation LLC
  • Other: Better Business Bureau

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