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.
When businessman Gary Joubert made the switch from businessman to trucker, he got mixed reactions from friends - an expected reaction since this career path is uncommon for people with Gary’s resume. But when his friends thought about it and after hearing Gary’s passionate explanation why trucking could be the most fulfilling move he’s done in his career, these same people now understand why he made the leap of faith. And if you’re considering a career in trucking, maybe this is the episode that could educate, prepare, and inspire you to start your trucking journey. Learn how former corporate professional and businessman became a successful professional driver enjoying the open road on this episode of Life By The Mile, delivered by FreightWorks.
Being a professional driver can be very financially rewarding. But if you have poor money management habits, that money can come and go just like that. Financial problems are a terrible burden for any truck driver, leading to stresses that can make life unbearable. That's why our new episode on Life By The Mile is all about empowering you with the tools and knowledge to become more financially literate while also making sound financial decisions to improve your life. Listen to financial advisor Andrew Tisdale now on Life By The Mile, delivered by FreightWorks.
Do truck drivers trust brokers? In the words of Rocketshipping’s Samantha Jones - not in most cases because there are bad brokers, carriers, and shippers. But she is quick to follow up that YOU JUST NEED TO FIND A GOOD ONE. When you do, you’ll find not just a good broker, but a reliable partner who will have your back in the industry. Learn more about the unique partnership of truck drivers and brokers, the state of the brokerage industry, and more from Samantha Jones on episode 122 of Life By The Mile, delivered by FreightWorks.
Imagine this: you’re driving cross-country, with no pit stop in sight for miles. Suddenly, you notice a bug trying to get inside your coffee mug. As you try to shoo it away, here comes another. And another. And another. Now, it’s a full-blown problem - there’s a pest invasion inside your truck. This problem must be dealt with as soon as possible because you want to avoid them causing problems while driving. You’d be surprised at the problems pests have caused for truck drivers across America. To kick off 2023, Life By The Mile sits down with Charlie Hutchins of Hutchins Pest Control as he shares stories about pest problems he’s had to solve for truckers, and tips to prevent insect invasions inside the cab.
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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