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The Road Forward: A Podcast for Trucking Industry Leaders

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You’re a trucking industry vet. Your hard-working, honest approach has seen you through your share of tough times. Whether it’s been managing safety protocols, rolling out technology for your fleet or finding ways to stay profitable, your toughness has seen you through it all. You know there’s promise around the next bend, an exciting future for the trucking industry and a chance for your company to thrive. But it’s a tough road to travel alone. Join us on a weekly podcast journey as we sit with the business leaders finding their way forward in a changing industry.

You’re a trucking industry vet. Your hard-working, honest approach has seen you through your share of tough times. Whether it’s been managing safety protocols, rolling out technology for your fleet or finding ways to stay profitable, your toughness has seen you through it all. You know there’s promise around the next bend, an exciting future for the trucking industry and a chance for your company to thrive. But it’s a tough road to travel alone. Join us on a weekly podcast journey as we sit with the business leaders finding their way forward in a changing industry.

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United States

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You’re a trucking industry vet. Your hard-working, honest approach has seen you through your share of tough times. Whether it’s been managing safety protocols, rolling out technology for your fleet or finding ways to stay profitable, your toughness has seen you through it all. You know there’s promise around the next bend, an exciting future for the trucking industry and a chance for your company to thrive. But it’s a tough road to travel alone. Join us on a weekly podcast journey as we sit with the business leaders finding their way forward in a changing industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

Is there a driver shortage?

9/21/2022
See how Truck Spy can transform your fleet with Software, Smart ELD & Multi View A.I. Powered Cameras. https://truckspy.io/ Check out all the podcast episodes by going to https://www.theroadforwardpodcast.com/

Duration:00:40:58

What it take to run a 10 million dollar trucking company

9/14/2022
Join us on The Road Forward this week as we talk with Aaron, who owns Moneypenny trucking and runs a YouTube channel called The Trucking Guy. He shares with us the story of his success–growing from around 30 to 60 trucks in just a year. Aaron also discusses some of the special challenges that come with being a motor carrier with a growing business, and how he’s learning to handle them. See how Truck Spy can transform your fleet with Software,Smart ELD & Multi View A.I. Powered...

Duration:00:39:01

How insurance can make or break you in trucking

9/7/2022
Insurance is not one-size-fits-all for every company. There are a lot of factors to keep in mind when looking for insurance that best fits the needs of your fleet. Alex from Truckspy interviewed Tracy from HigginBotham Insurance about his experiences dealing with trucking companies in the insurance industry. Alex and Tracy also discuss common maintenance violations, how to get better pricing and hiring the correct insurance agent.

Duration:00:32:10

Here's how you expand a FedEx fleet

8/31/2022
As a FedEx contractor, whether your company is more involved with P&D or Linehaul, there are important factors to keep in mind when growing your company and running a successful operation. Join us as we interview Alex Cebzanov from the Baltimore market. Alex discusses his experience in the trucking industry as both a driver and manager, and explains what he has learned about how to grow your business as a FedEx contractor. This includes hiring good drivers and meeting their needs, leasing...

Duration:00:19:26

Meet Alex, From 1 truck to 27 to Out Of Business

8/24/2022
This week on the TRF we introduce and talk to our new host Alex Chubenko the owner of Tow Piglet. Alex shares his story, some of the experience he's gained over the years and what ultimately led him to shutting down his hotshot trucking company. See how Truck Spy can transform your fleet with Software,Smart ELD & Multi View A.I. Powered Cameras.https://truckspy.io/Check out all the podcast episodes by going tohttps://www.theroadforwardpodcast.com/

Duration:00:32:49

How to Leverage Data To Scale Your Company

8/2/2022
Technology has advanced the way we live but it’s also helped to make scaling a company accessible to businesses of all sizes. In today’s episode, we speak to David Lapp, Founder & CEO of Push Consulting, to learn about the various ways businesses can leverage data to scale their business. Join us as we discuss:

Duration:00:36:26

Bringing Humanity to Insurance w/ Cameron Pechia

5/17/2022
If you want to put someone to sleep, tell them you sell insurance. While that may be a bit of an oversimplification, it does seem like insurance is one of those things that doesn’t get people excited. They’re not buying it because they want it; they’re buying it because they have to have it. It’s a necessary evil. But just because insurance may not be the most exciting thing on earth doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting. On this episode of The Road Forward, we sit down with . Cameron is...

Duration:00:29:05

Reinventing a Business: Making a Drastic Shift in Strategy

5/10/2022
What do you do when you find your entire business changed practically overnight? For and his team at, that was the reality they faced in 2015. Seemingly overnight, they saw their daily activity drop by nearly 75%, and they were left with two choices: Reduce their asset base and continue with their existing business, or reinvent and redefine their entire business. They chose the latter. On this episode of The Road Forward, Dane sat down with us for a discussion all about: To make sure...

Duration:00:24:38

How to Implement New Technology with Drivers in Mind w/ Jonathan Shaver

5/3/2022
New technology is making drivers’ work easier and safer: Think about the benefits of using in-cab dash cameras. But getting drivers to adopt the new tech isn’t always as easy as it seems. Without the right framework in place, the odds of drivers accepting the change remain low. We speak with , Leadership and Transition Coaching through Organizational Change at , about the reason behind driver objections to tech and why early communication makes all the difference. Join us as we...

Duration:00:26:05

Fixing Culture & Management Problems to Retain Drivers w/ Jeff Karr

4/26/2022
The driver shortage is a myth. Good drivers are leaving bad companies. But what constitutes a bad company? Is it a lack of vision, drivers' concerns that they’re not being heard, or a little bit of both? We speak with Jeff Karr, President and CEO at Transport Risk Management Consultants, about the culture and management shortage and how to keep your best drivers. Join us as we discuss: To make sure you never miss an episode of The Road Forward podcast, subscribe on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:26:49

How to Address the Real Reason Behind the Driver Exodus

4/14/2022
The driver shortage has been a hot topic in the trucking industry for a while now. But what if it’s less of a driver shortage and more of the simple fact that people no longer want to work in the industry? In this episode, co-hosts Flint Holbrook, President of TruckSpy, and Nic Cain, Account Executive at TruckSpy, discuss the issue and potential ways to solve it. Join us as we discuss:

Duration:00:28:36

How To Manage Speeding when It’s a Systemic Problem w/ Samuel Tucker

4/5/2022
Just how important is it to not speed as a commercial driver? While up to 33% of all crashes are caused by speeding, it goes much deeper than that. Getting pulled over for a speeding violation might expose a myriad of other violations that would’ve gone by unnoticed if only the driver slowed down. But is speeding always the driver’s fault? We speak with Samuel Tucker, CEO of Carrier Risk Solutions, about his passion for speeding: the hidden costs of it, and why it may be only a symptom of...

Duration:00:32:20

The Wild West of Delivery: Future Technology in the Trucking Industry w/ Fred Kimble

3/29/2022
For the last mile delivery, technology in the near future could see drones taking on the bulk of delivery. But does that mean a mass departure of truck drivers? Absolutely not. But everyone must change with the times. We speak with Fred Kimble, Founder of Noah, about the future of technology in the trucking industry, how he continues to keep his drivers safe, and advice for those wanting to follow in Fred’s footsteps. Join us as we discuss: To make sure you never miss an episode of The...

Duration:00:29:08

Using Culture to Build Better Safety Programs & Buy-In from Employees

3/22/2022
A lot of companies talk about their culture. But how many of them are really taking the steps needed to get that buy-in and trust from the top down? If you walk the walk, you’ll reap the benefits. But it takes more work than most are willing to put in. We speak with Brent Bayliff, Director of Safety and Insurance at Beachner Grain, Inc., about building company culture and why it’s helped create a sustainable safety program. Join us as we discuss: To make sure you never miss an episode of...

Duration:00:23:05

How Technology Can Enable Drivers & Lead to Better Compensation

3/15/2022
If you introduce new technology to drivers without explaining its benefit, it’s a safe bet to assume most will resist. Think of a driver with millions of miles under their belt and no accidents told they now have an in-cab dash cam. But, if you take the time to explain the tech, how the dash cam can make a great driver even better, you’ll see an easier transition. We speak with Dominic Covello about new technologies and how it can offset the increased cost of driver compensation. Join us...

Duration:00:21:35

How To Eliminate Dwell Time & Improve Efficiency in the Trucking Industry w/ Wayne Lalevee

3/8/2022
We have to be better about dwell time — it kills driver and truck efficiency. And even though that might be a hard conversation, it’s one that needs to be had to ensure the future of your operation. We speak with Wayne Lalevee, Co-Founder of C&L Logistics, Inc. about the driver shortage, the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, and why more companies need to start talking about how to fix dwell time. To make sure you never miss an episode of The Road Forward podcast, subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:14:25

A Guide To Safety & Incentives in the Trucking Industry w/ Keith Sabel

3/1/2022
We need to keep everyone safe on roadways, and that means safety protocols for truckers. Another way to keep everyone safe? Incentives. Truck drivers looking out for trash on a roadway to win a cash prize might seem insignificant, but avoiding a blown tire saves hours of time — and that adds up. We speak with Keith Sabel, Owner and President of Sabel Steel Service, about the steps he’s taking to integrate safety processes and the importance of incentives to his business. Join us as we...

Duration:00:47:53

How To Use Safety as a Competitive Advantage in the Trucking Industry w/ Jon Stanley

2/22/2022
For new trucking companies trying to make their way, it can be a little bit of the wild west in regards to support and mentorship. With so little barrier to entry, and a growing number of new companies on the road, the conversation surrounding safety needs to start now. We speak with Jon Stanley, Managing Partner at Synergy-Solutions, about structural problems that can lead to unsafe conditions and how to correct this. Join us as we discuss: To make sure you never miss an episode of The...

Duration:00:31:35

What to Expect From the Road Forward

2/3/2022
The trucking industry is changing. Don’t think you have to navigate these changes alone. We’re bringing together industry leaders like you so we can travel together. For some reason, in an industry that relies on interconnected highways, leaders have to travel alone. Industry leaders & business owners who’ve seen trends come & go, all the while building lasting businesses that keep America running. They care deeply about the people that run their fleets & their impact on the backbone of...

Duration:00:02:18