Fort Smith man shares experience working in logistics, publishes book

Tony Harris wrote "Encore... How I survived and thrived in the logistics business."

A Fort Smith man published a book detailing his experiences in the business world and how he climbed to the top. 

Tony Harris published “Encore… How I Survived and Thrived in the Logistics Business” in March on Kindle. Within two weeks, it was rated number one in two different categories. 

In April, Harris published the book in paperback and hardback. Next month, he will record an audio version of the book. 

His publisher is Beyond Publishing based out of Dallas. 

In 1981, Harris got his first taste of work in logistics with Roadway Express in California. It started off as a summer job until Harris fell in love with the profession and chose to remain with the company permanently. 

“I became so fascinated with this industry: the fast pace, the hardcore teamster union that we had to manage, the opportunities that I saw that I didn’t know existed,” Harris said. “Most people, especially in the 80s, would have just thought of trucking as some guy or woman driving down the street in a truck, taking over the road perhaps, but there’s so much more to it than that and that’s what I became fascinated with.” 

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