Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast
This is Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast. Join host Brent Hutto as he explores the… world of trucking and freight management. We're diving deep into the freight industry and uncovering why the trucking industry is more crucial now than ever before. Listen to uncover the driving forces behind successful trucking businesses and hear from the hardworking truckers who keep the world moving. Get ready to hit the road with us!
The Role of Building Trust, Slow Growth, and Quality Content in Business Success with Paul Jaroslawski
May 21, 2024 • 41 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Paul Jaroslawski, President and Founder of Freight Caviar and co-founder of Shipper CRM. Together, they explore Paul's background in transportation, the challenges of running a media business, and the importance of building relationships and focusing on quality content in business.
Overcoming self-doubt and embracing entrepreneurship with Trey Griggs of BETA Consulting Group
May 14, 2024 • 46 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Trey Griggs, Founder and CEO of BETA Consulting Group. Together, they explore Trey’s journey through sales and freight brokerage to founding his own business, and his advice and strategies on turning customers into fans.
Changing the Way Owner-Operators Think with Todd Amen of ATBS
May 7, 2024 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Todd Amen, President and CEO of ATBS. Together, they explore the history of ATBS, including the initial challenges of simply getting drivers interested, as well as the realities of working with your family.
Navigating Trucking Law with Attorney Marc Blubaugh
April 16, 2024 • 41 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Marc Blubaugh, Partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff. Together, they explore the need for business owners to be proactive in keeping up to date with the laws that affect them, how to navigate broker-carrier relationships and the widespread implications of the passing of Assembly Bill 5 in California.
Rethinking Trucking Standards with Joel Morrow of Alpha Drivers Testing & Consulting
April 9, 2024 • 45 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Joel Morrow, CEO of Alpha Drivers Testing & Consulting. Together, they dive into the role of efficiency and time value in the trucking industry and explore the benefits of the 6x2 axle configuration, the importance of understanding the difference between gross and net, and how to manage time and speed.
The State of Global Transportation with Lee Klaskow of Bloomberg Intelligence
April 2, 2024 • 36 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Lee Klaskow, Senior Analyst of Freight Transportation and Logistics at Bloomberg Intelligence and Host of Talking Transports. Together, they explore Lee’s journey from Wall Street to transportation, the current state of the global markets, and how the transportation industry has shifted over the past two decades.
The Power of Community in Trucking with Mutha Trucker News' Alex Mai
March 26, 2024 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Alex Mai, Owner and voice of Mutha Trucker News. Together, they explore the history of Mutha Trucker right from its origins as Alex’s personal vlogging channel. They also discuss the importance of relationships and communication in the trucking industry and offer advice on how best to use social media.
Trucking's Hidden Weapon: How Kevin Rutherford Helps Owner-Operators Succeed
March 19, 2024 • 46 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Kevin Rutherford, Owner and Presenter of LetsTruck. Together, they explore Kevin’s journey to becoming the go-to resource for owner-operators everywhere.
Navigating the Jump from Brokerage to Journalism with Grace Sharkey of FreightWaves
March 12, 2024 • 38 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Grace Sharkey, the host of FreightWaves Drive Time on SiriusXM. Together, they explore her career from brokerage to journalist, highlighting the power of a scrappy mentality, why investments need to be made into people, and the challenges that come from switching sectors.
Inside the Mid-America Trucking Show with Show Manager Toby Young
March 5, 2024 • 43 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Toby Young, Show Manager for the Mid-America Trucking Show. Join them as they explore handling conflict resolution in a family-run business, how to lead by example, and how the Mid-America Trucking Show has changed over the past few years to focus more on education.
Ignoring Safety Is Not A Risk Worth Taking with Sam Watts of Wattsmen Diesel House
February 27, 2024 • 40 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Sam Watts, Owner of Wattsmen Diesel House and Safety Supervisor for Meiborg Brothers. Together, they explore how to build out a safety program and why you should never ignore it.
From Production Line to Director of Transportation Strategy: A Supply Chain Journey with Rob Haddock
February 20, 2024 • 44 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Rob Haddock, Transportation Consultant for Albedo Logistics. Together, they explore supply chain management from the shipper’s perspective.
Six Entrepreneurial Pro Tips with Seretha Willingham, CEO and Founder of SJW Logistics
February 13, 2024 • 38 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Seretha Willingham, CEO and Founder of SJW Logistics. Together, they discuss her six pro tips for logistics entrepreneurship, from planning your work to maintaining long-term relationships.
Compliance Isn’t Just a Box to Tick with Rob Carpenter, President of Carpenter Compliance
February 6, 2024 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Rob Carpenter, President of Carpenter Compliance. Together, they discuss all things compliance, from Rob’s own introduction into the world to where small businesses get it wrong.
From Casual Coder to Business Owner: Reed Loustalot and LOSTFR8’s Journey
January 30, 2024 • 36 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Reed Loustalot, Co-Founder of LOSTFR8. Together, they explore the LOSTFR8 journey, from the conversation that kickstarted its prototype to the influence of social media on the brand’s growth.
The Red Sea Crisis’ Impact on Freight with Christopher Chase of the Port of Los Angeles
January 25, 2024 • 42 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Christopher Chase, Assistant Director of Marketing for the Port of Los Angeles, to discuss the ongoing Red Sea crisis and its impact on the freight world. Please note: the topics discussed in this episode are fast-changing. All information was accurate at the time of recording.
From One Truck to Large Brokerage: PDQ America’s Story with Michael Clements and Aaron Dunn
January 16, 2024 • 45 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Aaron Dunn, Director of Sales and Marketing at PDQ America, and Michael Clements, President at PDQ America. Together, they discuss PDQ’s story from one truck to a large brokerage, the journey that led to the Trucking for Millennials podcast, and the value they both have gained from hosting the show.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bad Carriers? With Cassandra Gaines, Founder and CEO of Carrier Assure
January 9, 2024 • 42 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Cassandra Gaines, Founder and CEO of Carrier Assure. Tune in to hear Cassandra’s story, and how her time as a trucking lawyer led to her founding Carrier Assure - the software that changed the face of trucking in America forever.
Combating Human Trafficking in the Trucking Industry with Laura Cyrus, Senior Director of Industry Training and Outreach for Truckers Against Trafficking
January 2, 2024 • 43 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Laura Cyrus, Senior Director of Industry Training and Outreach for Truckers Against Trafficking. Tune in to join their discussion of the vital mission of Truckers Against Trafficking, the free training materials and new app offered by the company, and how people can support the movement.
Delivering the Capitol Christmas Tree with Tim Dean, Jesus Davila, Steve and Gina Jones
December 19, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this special holiday episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto brings together truck drivers from Werner Transportation, Tim Dean, Jesus Davila, Steve and Gina Jones, to discuss their experience delivering the Capitol Christmas tree. They share their journeys in the trucking industry, highlight the importance of safety, and discuss their work with Werner Transportation. The drivers also share their experiences delivering the tree and ornaments, describing the overwhelming support from communities along the way. Find out the dedication and pride truck drivers bring to their jobs and the importance of safety, family, and community within the trucking industry.
Frozen Freight: How Nicole Glenn of Candor Expedite is Revolutionizing the Trucking World
December 12, 2023 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Nicole Glenn, Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite. Together, they discuss Nicole’s unexpected entrance into the trucking world and her journey to Founding Candor Expedite, examining the highs and lows of the expediting sector and her recent foray into frozen freight.
The Capitol Christmas Tree Mission with Ed and Deb Kingdon of Hardy Brothers Trucking
December 5, 2023 • 35 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Ed and Deb Kingdon of Hardy Brothers Trucking. Together, they discuss their journey into trucking, what it’s like to drive as a team, and their crucial mission to deliver the Capitol Christmas tree in 2022.
A History of the Brenny Transportation Empire with CEO and Founder Joyce Brenny
November 28, 2023 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Joyce Brenny, CEO and Founder of Brenny Transportation. Together they dive into the history of Brenny Transportation, exploring the people-first culture and the moments that led to its founding.
Football, Motivational Speaking, and Trucking: The Story Behind Bear Down Logistics with President Desmond Clark
November 21, 2023 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Desmond Clark, President of Bear Down Logistics. Together, they discuss his journey from the NFL to logistics, highlighting his mindset for improvement and the advice he received as a teenager that has led to the success of Bear Down Logistics.
From Real Estate to Trucking? Evan Shelley’s Journey to Solving the Truck Parking Crisis
November 14, 2023 • 34 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Evan Shelley, Co-Founder and CEO of Truck Parking Club. Together, they delve into the truck parking problem and how Evan and his team are helping to solve it, digging into his real estate background and the challenges of starting a company and building out a product.
Navigating Carrier-Broker Relationships with Tyler Johnston, Director of Operations at Mercer Transportation
November 7, 2023 • 40 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Tyler Johnston, Director of Operations at Mercer Transportation. Join them as they explore the trucking industry from the perspective of a broker, delving into the importance of relationship-building and transparency between carriers and brokers.
How Rahmel Wattley Built The Truck N’ Hustle Community
October 31, 2023 • 41 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Rahmel Wattley, Founder of Truck N’ Hustle. Together they explore Rahmel’s unconventional start in trucking, exploring his journey from a dispatcher to founding his first company: Ultimate Driver Staffing. They further explore the success of Truck N’ Hustle, and the newfound venture that is the FreightFest conference.
Changing the Trucking Industry for Women with Ellen Voie, Founder of the Women In Trucking Association
October 24, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Ellen Voie, Founder of the Women In Trucking Association. Join them as they delve into Ellen’s work to improve the trucking industry for women, highlighting the early days of the Association, the wins and challenges, and what it’s like to be the leader of a brand.
What Every Owner-Operator Needs to Know with Adam Wingfield, Founder of Innovative Logistics Group
October 17, 2023 • 45 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Adam Wingfield, Founder and Managing Director of Innovative Logistics Group. Tune in to join their discussion on educating owner-operators in today’s trucking landscape. Find out about the education side of Innovation Logistics Group and the four things every trucker should know.
How to Average 10 Miles per Gallon with Henry Albert, President of Albert Transport
October 10, 2023 • 35 MIN
In this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Henry Albert, President of Albert Transport, to discuss his successful career in the trucking industry. Discover Henry’s career from private carrier to running Albert Transport, why toothpaste is the key to convincing shippers to trust you to haul their freight, and how he now averages at ten miles per gallon of fuel.
Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast Trailer
October 6, 2023 • < 1 MIN
This is Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast. Join host Brent Hutto as he explores the world of trucking and freight management. We're diving deep into the freight industry and uncovering why the trucking industry is more crucial now than ever before. Listen to uncover the driving forces behind successful trucking businesses and hear from the hardworking truckers an who keep the world moving. Get ready to hit the road with us!