You don’t want to send me too far because it’s expensive. I don’t want to go too far because it costs me too much in lost productivity.
Time behind the wheel. I’ve driven well over a million miles. I used to love it. Then I liked it. Now, I have a different approach. I like the new approach, and I think you will like it too.
The terrain of northern New England is made of mountains and hills with winding two-lane roads. The interstate highways are 89, 91, 93, and 95; and they all run north-south. This means that traveling from central New Hampshire, where my office is, to northern Vermont will take three hours, or to northern Maine’s Aroostook County will require five to six hours of travel time…one-way. East to west in New England is tough travel, with very sketchy cell service for any length of time.
Handling long distance assignments in these far away areas of northern New England make for long travel days and time away from the office working on productivity with reports. This is a recipe for falling behind on turnaround time. This has been the story of my life. No more.
To stay on top of timely reporting while still working the long-distance assignments, I have taken advantage of my wife’s retirement from her business. We have a class C motorhome, that we used to call the mobile condo (because it was cheaper than an actual condo, wherever you might want one) and is now the mobile command center. We are now traveling to long-distance work assignments in the motorhome. My wife drives as I complete reports and respond to emails using a mobile hotspot.
So please watch the accompanying video and slideshow, and next time, before you think that a claim assignment is too far away from me to be worthwhile for you to employ my expertise, give me a call or email, I think we can work something out
Click on a photo to open a slide show.
Watch a video to see remote locations utilizing the mobile office as command center.