The Power of Positivity

Brent McCloud grew up seeing a brown uniform every day. His next-door neighbor was a 35-year UPSer.

So when it came time to find a job, Brent knew who to ask.

He began working for UPS as an unloader.

Within the first few years on the job, Brent met a fellow package handler, Rionne, and struck up a friendship.

When he realized their friendship could be something more, Brent decided he needed to get serious about his career at UPS and become a package car driver.

“I wanted to be able to take care of her and myself well,” Brent says. “So that’s why I became a driver.”

Brent didn’t just become a driver, he became an inspiration to Rionne, many of his fellow UPS coworkers, and even his customers.

Hustle. That’s the word that most people who know Brent use to describe his work ethic.

“Brent’s work ethic stuck out to me,” says fellow driver Daniel Anderson. “His climb. He was in the warehouse for a few years and he went package car and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I’d talk to him all the time and he’d say how much he loved it, so I knew that’s where I wanted to be.”

Brent says he gets the job done, but he credits his hustle to an overall good attitude.

“I’m always smiling. I’m always happy,” Brent says. “And I try to put that off on everybody else. I just want everybody to smile. I feel like life is better when you’re positive – good things start to happen.”