To celebrate Life By The Mile’s 100th episode, we sit with FreightWorks President Josh Farmer to talk about leadership, listening to truck drivers, and using technology to move your company forward. Josh also emphasizes the importance of building a family culture and honoring commitments as some of the main reasons why FreightWorks has seen growth, especially with driver recruitment as of late. Truck drivers, company owners, and trucking enthusiasts - join us as we celebrate the 100th episode of Life By The Mile, delivered by FreightWorks.
Would you love a career that you can do for as long as you wanted to, make great pay, see all states in all seasons, and make a difference every day? You should seriously consider trucking. That’s what FreightWorks’ own Gary Joubert discovered as he went back to the industry that helped him get by in college. After a fulfilling career in corporate and trying his hand in managing a construction company, he found himself getting drawn back to an opportunity that pays him well and makes him happy.
Ask a truck driver this question and see how many different answers you get. For industry veteran and Walmart Distribution Center’s Certified Driver Trainer Eric Ramsdell, it’s CAMARADERIE - a culture where not only are you treated with the utmost respect and welcomed like family, but also an environment where everybody helps everybody. Life on the road can be lonely, and Eric adds that knowing you are part of a group that looks to achieve something great will help keep you heading in the right direction. The 2015 and 2022 National Truck Driving and Step Van Competition champion joins Life By The Mile to talk about great company cultures, the love for trucking, and the camaraderie that truck drivers share. Tune in now!
When you go to the grocery and pick up your favorite bottle of juice, or a half dozen of your favorite fruits, or have something delivered to your doorstep, a truck driver made sure those things get there safely and on time. The food we eat, the things we buy, and the comforts we enjoy - were all delivered excellently by truck drivers. Truck drivers make sure no matter what, no matter how, and no matter when - they WILL DELIVER. No matter how tough the weather is. No matter how long the drive. No matter the long days away from family. The comforts we enjoy today are built on the hard work and sacrifice of all the drivers out there. Would it hurt so much to thank these truckers? Or share the road politely with them? Or help address their concerns? Supply chain investor and strategic advisor Anthony Petitte joins Life By The Mile to talk about the highs and lows of the truck driver living in an emotional and engaging episode, delivered by FreightWorks.
How do you attract new drivers and keep your current ones? LOVE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE WHEEL. This is why driver appreciation is so important: the job is rewarding but challenging with long drives, and tough weather conditions to go through, just to deliver excellence. Our guest in Life By The Mile, Leah Shaver, talks about how gratitude is more than just saying Thank You but making sure companies are focused on making sure truck drivers feel the gratitude. These range from welcoming drivers with good accommodations that make them feel relaxed and at home, making sure they are compensated well, that the trucks run smoothly that they have what they need for their trips, and so on.
With the launch of a new Freightworks weekly 30 podcast called “Life By The Mile” we’ll also have a blog several times each month with the same name. It will be a chance for readers to experience the colorful, resilient and “always moving” lives of our nation’s vast ecosystem of trucking and logistics. Professional drivers and their journeys will be a key theme and you’ll laugh, cry, cheer and stand amazed at the breadth and diversity of the Freightworks team.
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