Arrive Logistics is home to the best leaders in the industry. This week, we had the opportunity to speak with one of them: Vice President of Carrier Sales, Trent Wilson.
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a degree in Finance. I participated in academic activities and organizations such as Sigma Alpha Lambda — a National Leadership and Honors Organization. Through that experience, I developed important skills and qualities that have helped me on my journey to joining the Senior Leadership team at Arrive Logistics. Additionally, my participation in the Financial Management Association educated me on the importance of wealth management and the value of investing no matter your level of financial income.
How did you first hear about Arrive?
I previously worked with our CEO, Matt Pyatt, and President, Eric Dunigan, along with many other current Arrive leaders when I first started my career in logistics. I learned about Arrive when it was first gaining traction and I knew it was going to be something special. I had to get in on the action!
How did you become interested in pursuing a career in the logistics industry?
Many of my friends worked at third-party logistics (3PL) companies and hearing about their experiences and successes definitely piqued my interest. It was evident when I started that there are unlimited opportunities in this industry and I wanted to capitalize on as many of them as possible.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Definitely working in a fast-paced, earnings-driven environment. I also learn something new every day, so Arrive has been incredible for my career and personal growth because we are constantly taking on new challenges in our relentless pursuit of perfection. Arrive is the hottest thing since sliced bread and being a part of the experience is incredible.
What keeps you at Arrive?
The amazing, hard working people and the rocketship we are building together.
Have any advice for soon-to-be college grads?
Work hard, especially when no one is looking. Use your resources, ask a lot of questions, be yourself, and have fun with your job but take it seriously.
If you could go back in time and tell your college self one thing, what would it be?
I would definitely tell my college self to invest in Bitcoin!
For someone about to start a career in logistics, what would you tell them?
In order to make the most out of your career — professionally and financially — you should always be thinking about your brand (external and internal). Build a ton of internal relationships, be a sponge, don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable, and just have fun with it. The key to building lasting relationships is remembering to be human.
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