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6 days ago
BLP 169: An Easier Way to Find Farm Labor
Jared brings on Kevin Johansen, Founder of AgButler, to discuss Kevin's platform. AgButler connects laborers to farmers and ranchers. Farmers simply post a job opportunity and laborers can connect with them on the app. They talk about how AgButler was created and what the future holds for this platform. Check out AgButler: https://agbutlerapp.org/
Oct 4, 2021
BLP 168: Applying Navy Seal Training to Ag Tech
Jared brings on Trevor Thompson, President of Terraclear, to discuss ag tech! Trevor was a Navy Seal and he talks about the lessons he learned while he served and how he applies them in the industry. They talk about TerraClear's product, the rock picker, and how it's a game-changer for farmers! Check out TerraClear: https://www.terraclear.com/
Sep 27, 2021
BLP 167: Rebuilding the Stuckey's Brand
Jared brings on Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey's Corp, to discuss the history of how Stuckey's came to be! Stephanie dives into how they are bringing the popular brand back and what the future looks like for them. https://stuckeys.com/
Sep 20, 2021
BLP 166: Growing From 1 to 200 Trucks in 5 Years
Jared brings on Demarco Thomas to discuss his business, Metromax. Demarco shares his story on how he grew this business from 1 to over 200 employees in just 5 years. He also shares his plan of growing to over 1000 employees in 10 years. www.metromaxdispatch.com
Sep 13, 2021
BLP 165: The Grain Semi-Truck That Caught America's Attention
Jared brings on Dylan Mercier with Mercier Transport to talk about his semi-truck and grain trailer that catches everyone's eye. Dylan wrapped his rig to honor fallen firefighters, his ride got so much attention, they are making a diecast model of it.
Sep 6, 2021
BLP 164: View Your Trailer Filling From Inside the Cab!
Jared brings on Roland Wohlgemuth for this episode to talk about Roland's invention: The Camera Arm. He discusses why he created this product and explains the many benefits it provides. This camera allows the driver to view the inside of their trailer from a monitor while they sit in the cab. The Camera Arm https://www.michels.ca/product/camera-arm-and-kits/ email@example.com
Aug 30, 2021
BLP 163: Building a Grain Software System from the Ground Up
Jeff Malone joins Jared this week to talk about their grain accounting software, Grainworx. Jeff discusses the history behind the system and why it was created. Jeff Malone firstname.lastname@example.org 402.660.0403
Aug 23, 2021
BLP 162: Steps to Increase Your Rates with Shippers
Jared brings on Tim Brady, a fan favorite, to discuss competition in trucking. Tim brings a lot of knowledge in this episode such as how to increase your rate in the trucking industry, how to cut costs without cutting quality, and how to keep good drivers/employees around. Tim Brady email@example.com www.writeuptheroad.com
Aug 16, 2021
BLP 161: Interviewing Jared Flinn on the History of BulkLoads
Jared Flinn joins Arrow Truck Sales on their show: Successful Driver Podcast. They discuss the history of BulkLoads and how it got started, Jared also shares his story on how he got into the trucking industry and why it's his passion.
Aug 9, 2021
BLP 160: Providing Affordable Healthcare for Your Trucking Business
In this episode, Jared brings on Chairman and Co-Founder of ELAP Services, Steve Kelly. They discuss healthcare in the trucking industry and what you should be cautious about when choosing insurance. ELAP Services focus on helping companies and employees take control of their healthcare to lower insurance spend. www.elapservices.com Steve Kelly- SKelly@elapservices.com
Aug 2, 2021
BLP 159: From Commodity Trading to CEO of One of the Largest Grain Companies
This week Jared brings on Randy Linville to discuss his highly accomplished career and his new book, 'Plan of Action'. His book is about navigating a life of change, work, and faith. Randy talks about the history of his career including being CEO of Scoular. A discount code is mentioned in the podcast to buy 'Plan of Action'. Link to buy 'Plan of Action': https://www.planofactionbook.com/
Jul 26, 2021
BLP 158: Starting Kingpin Logistics from International Feed
In this episode, Jared brings on Travis, Nick, and Bill with International Feed to discuss their company and what they do. They do hopper and intermodal work and also have a broker side to the business. Jared asks them about market trends and what impact the pandemic had on their company. Travis- Senior Logistics Manager Nick- Transportation Coordinator Bill- Hopper Bulk Manager
Jul 19, 2021
BLP:157 Weight is Money
Jared brings on Dean Grose, CEO of Comtech Industries, to discuss their Fluid Measurement Technology. Dean explains the use of this product and why it's so important to have. Learn more at: https://comtechindustriesinc.com/our-solutions/advanced-fluid-measurement-technology/ Dean Grose- 412.217.4032
Jul 12, 2021
BLP 156: How This Bulk Hauler Finds Fitness on the Road
In this episode, Jared brings on Dale Hermans to discuss a tough topic in the industry. Dale talks about fitness in the trucking world and how important it is to keep yourself in shape while on the job. He provides workout tips while you're on the road and dives into nutrition as well.
Jul 5, 2021
BLP 155: Trading Four-Wheelers and Airplanes for Semi-Trucks
In this episode, Jared sits down with Trae Viser, branch manager for Arrow Truck Sales. Trae breaks down truck sales and provides insight on how Arrow Truck operates, they take pride in their business and strive to take care of owner-operators. Reach Arrow Truck Sales by visiting their website: www.arrowtruck.com Phone: 800-827-7694
Jun 28, 2021
BLP 154: Working with Railroads Instead of Competing Against Them
In this episode, Jared brings on Wade Riffey with Riffey Transport to discuss transloading and how it's beneficial to bulk haulers. Wade brings up relevant topics like wait times for trucks and electronic logs.
Jun 21, 2021
BLP 153: Ever Have a Load Get Stuck in Your Trailer?
This week Jared brings on Michael Holland with Martin Vibration Systems to discuss a popular accessory for bulk haulers. He talks about how this product can save you a lot of time and wear and tear on your body.
Jun 14, 2021
BLP 152: Loading 1,100 Bushels in 3 Minutes
In this episode, Jared brings on Jaxson Hoffman with Hoffman Grain Services to discuss their business and how it got started. Hoffman Grain Services used to focus on piling grain and picking up grain piles, they now switched their focus to only picking up grain. Read about their operation here: https://www.sudenga.com/sudenga-university/ultra-scoop-by-sudenga-testimonial
Jun 7, 2021
BLP 151: The Mind Behind Creating a Successful Facebook Group
In this episode, Jared brings on Chad Boblett to discuss his popular Facebook group and why he created it. Chad is the creator and admin of 'Rate Per Mile Masters' Facebook group that holds over 30,000 members.
May 31, 2021
BLP 150: Are Digital Documents Here to Stay?
In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay service that works with truckers to ensure they get paid quickly and easily.
May 24, 2021
BLP 149: Is $7 Corn Good for Bulk Trucking?
Jared brings on Nate Broders with First Rate Trading to discuss the recent boom in corn prices and how it relates to bulk trucking. Nate provides statistics on row crops and what we can look forward to in relation to supply and demand.
May 17, 2021
BLP 148: Don't Be Apart of the 90%
Tim Brady joins Jared again for this episode to discuss how to start-up a trucking business and be successful at it. Tim runs through the numbers and gives you the information to help you succeed. Visit Tim's website for more information: www.truckersu.com
May 10, 2021
BLP147: The End of Fertilizer Season? or Just the Beginning?
Steve Morgan, a very popular guest on The BulkLoads Podcast joins Jared again to discuss fertilizer. Steve talks about hauling fertilizer and the trends that we are seeing.
May 3, 2021
BLP 146: Making Roadside Breakdowns Hassle Free
Jared brings on Robin Gregg with RoadSync to spotlight their newly created app, BigRig411. This app is centered around helping truck drivers, owner-operators, and commercial trucking fleets locate expert service providers that provide truck repair, tire repair, towing services, and truck and trailer parts.
Apr 26, 2021
BLP 145: That Can Go in a Hopper?? With Shannen White of Dacapo Transportation
Jared brings on Shannen White with Dacapo Transportation this week. They sit down and discuss industrial bulk freight and details of loading and unloading the material.
Apr 19, 2021
BLP 144: Creating a Win/Win for Carriers and Brokers
Jared brings on Steven Preston, a broker with Ship Freight Secure, Inc. They dive into bulk freight brokering and how brokers are made to be a service to carriers. Creating a win/win scenario for each party is important in this industry.
Apr 12, 2021
BLP 143: How to Negotiate Better Rates in Bulk Freight
In this episode, Jared brings on Caleb Kindle, director of BulkTMS. They discuss the different types of negotiation and how they can be used to get better rates in the bulk industry.
Apr 5, 2021
BLP 142:How Choosing the Right Semi Tires Could Make or Break Your Operation
In this show, Jared brings on Hadley to discuss his company Heavy Truck Tire Inc. They talk about all things tires, the best brands, the best fit for your operation, and what they cost as well as how crucial maintenance is and the technology for tires. Connect with Heavy Truck Tire Inc. Here: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: facebook.com/Heavy-Truck-Tire-Inc
Mar 29, 2021
BLP 141: What Goes Up, Must Come Down
In this episode, Jared discusses the other side of the industry with van and reefer freight. Freight Waves is the #1 source for freight news and freight analytics, Zach hosts his own show called Freightonomics.
Mar 22, 2021
BLP 140: Only Pay for the Insurance You Need
Today Jared speaks with Matthew Vega-Sanz, CEO of Lula. Lula is a really great software that helps connect carriers with insurance companies who only need 'part-time' coverage and not paying full annual premium rates.
Mar 15, 2021
BLP 139: Scott Bradley of Big Rig Chrome Shop
In today's episode, Jared talks with Scott Bradley of Big Rig Chrome Shop. Scott discusses what exactly you can find on their website and what they specialize in from everything chrome to cab lights and even train horns. You can find them here: www.bigrigchromeshop.com
Mar 8, 2021
BLP 138: Jon Scheve
In today's episode, Jared talks with Jon Scheve of Superior Feed Ingredients to talk grain marketing and how it connects with bulk transportation. Jon discusses the history of the grain markets and what we can expect in the next year.
Mar 1, 2021
BLP 137: Mike Lowry of Image Wash Products
In today's episode, Jared talks with Mike Lowry of Image Wash Products. Mike tells us all about their Touchless 1 & 2 to save time and money on washing and keeping the rig looking clean! Make sure and mention our 2 giveaways if you respond. Find Image Wash Products here: washproduct.com
Feb 22, 2021
BLP 136: How to Calculate Fuel Surcharges
This show I bring back Wayne Levinson, CEO of BulkFR8 to dive deeper into how to calculate fuel surcharges, especially in an industry where freight rates are paid by the tonnage, bushels, or cwt. Wayne talks specifically about establishing a base fuel rate, figuring your average miles per gallon, and taking the current fuel average to create a fuel surcharge percentage.
Feb 15, 2021
BLP 135: Ryan Garber
Jared talks to Ryan Garber of GFI Transport in Mount Joy, PA talking about the history of their company into becoming a large bulk transport provider. GFI Transport is a family-owned trucking company specializing in hauling dry bulk commodities such as grain, feed ingredients, agricultural products, mulch, stone, fertilizer, coal, and alloys. Located in South Central Pennsylvania, our primary service area is the Northeast and regions east of the Mississippi.
Feb 8, 2021
BLP 134: Fuel Me
On today's episode, Jared talks with Carlo Passacantando, CEO of Fuel.ME talking about their solution to provide fuel delivery to trucking companies, agriculture, and industrial. Now drivers can get filled up while at a rest stop or facility waiting to get unloaded.
Feb 1, 2021
BLP 133: The Pigtail Wedge
On today's episode, Jared talks with Robert Patterson the inventor of the Pigtail Wedge. A simple tool to reduce flickering trailer lights! * REDUCE FLICKERING TRAILER LIGHTS. * EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE PIGTAIL * KEEP DRIVERS OUT OF THE SHOP Head over to prodriverproject.com/pigtail/ to order yours today/
Jan 25, 2021
BLP 132: BulkTMS
Jared brings on Caleb Kindle of Bulk TMS to talk about BulkLoads.com's new Transportation Management System. BulkTMS is a collaborative platform that facilitates the sharing of supply chain information. Built specifically for the Bulk Freight Transportation Industry. Request a Demo: https://www.bulktms.com/gain-access-now
Jan 18, 2021
BLP 131: Bulkmatic
On today's episode, Jared has second-generation transport logistics professional and General Manager at Bulkmatic Transport Company, Benjamin Caplenor, on the show. Benjamin introduces us to Bulkmatic's new logistic/ brokerage arm for pneumatic freight. Jared and Benjamin discuss how this might accommodate small or medium-size careers looking for some additional volume.
Jan 11, 2021
BLP 130: Strategies and Business Planning for 2021
Today Jared visits with industry veteran Tim Brady. Tim will give us an update on industry trends and how to plan for the new year. Are you passing up business opportunities? When you do grow, how do you do so in a way that doesn't cause more harm than good?
Jan 3, 2021
BLP 129: Fertilizer Industry
On today's episode, Jared talks with an ex-coworker and longtime friend, Steve Morgan. Steve talks all about the Fertilizer Industry and what we should expect to see this spring.
Dec 28, 2020
BLP 128: Haul matches ‘gig’ drivers to fleets
On today's episode, Jared talks with Timothy Henry, Co-founder, and CEO of Haul. Tim talks about the problem in the industry finding drivers and is the solution to create more of an 'Uber' approach to matching up drivers on their terms.
Dec 21, 2020
BLP 127: Monroeville Freightliner
On today's episode, Jared talks with Darin Stambaugh of Monroeville Freightliner. They discuss how Freightliner has the largest market share of heavy-duty trucks and some of the latest automated technologies that are coming out.
Dec 14, 2020
BLP 126: Truckers Final Mile
On today's episode, Jared talks with Robert Palm of Truckers Final Mile. They discuss what happens to a carrier's load and remains when they pass while out on the road. Robert set up this great non-profit to assist families through these difficult situations. Learn how you can support your fellow carriers and Truckers Final Mile on this week's episode.
Dec 7, 2020
BLP 125 Booking Loads Direct from the Boards and Making Industry Relationships
This show is with James Mitchell of Snoshu Ranch on the benefits he's had using BulkLoads.
Nov 30, 2020
BLP 124: Marketing in the Agribusiness and Trucking Industry
On todays episode Jared has Business Made Simple Certified Coach, Bay Mourer, on to discuss marketing in Agribusiness and Trucking Industry and using Storybrand Marketing.
Nov 23, 2020
BLP 123: How To Treat Each Truck As Its Own Profit Center
On today's episode Jared has Bulkload's all-star, Tim Brady, back on the show. Tim and Jared will be discussing scaling your business. Tim brings more insight and warns us that you cannot use truck #1 to pay for truck #2, and how to treat each truck as its own profit center. They also talk about hiring lease drivers versus company.
Nov 16, 2020
BLP 122: Managing The Risk Of Farming With A Guide For Marketing Decisions
Today Jared visits with John Pfanner of Tredas. We all know how much risk is involved with farming and how this relates to bulk freight trucking. Jared and John will be talking about what Tredas does and how they help farmers to mitigate risk and plan for strategic marketing.
Nov 9, 2020
BLP 121 - Here Is $8,000 Son, And When It's Gone It's Gone
On this show Jared gets to sit down Mike Conny, the founder and owner of Mac Trailers and David Edwards, National Sales with Mac, to talk about the history of Mac and why they are a leader as a bulk commodity trailer manufacturer. Starting with just $8,000 after milking cows, this great business was built.
Nov 2, 2020
BLP 120: How To Scale Up Your Trucking Business
On today's show Jared sits down with Rob Brackett of Turbo Turtle Logistics again in response to a listener question. A question came in regarding growing a business larger than a single owner/operator with just one truck. This listener is passing up business opportunities and wants to know, when you do grow, how do you do so in a way that doesn't cause more harm than good?
Oct 26, 2020
BLP 119: Paying Your Dues Through The School Of Hard Knocks
Today Jared talks with Mike Wade, founder of Huckleberry's Hammers. They talk about the multi-functional tool he created to help truckers with all types of equipment. This tool is a necessity for anyone out on the road hauling freight.
Oct 19, 2020
BLP 118: From Mission Work In Haiti To Moving De-Icing Salt And Grain
In today's interview Jared speaks with Dan and Kari Elliott of Mills and Miller out of Brandon SD. They have a great story involving photography, mission work in Haiti and now taking over the family business moving de-icing salt and grain.
Oct 12, 2020
BLP 117: The Right Trailer For The Right Application
On today's episode Jared welcomes Jeremy Barnhill, the purchasing and social media coordinator for Cornhusker 800. They are discussing Cornhusker 800's fantastic line of trailers and their company history. Jared and Jeremy also get into the best uses for particular trailers.
Oct 5, 2020
BLP 116: Talking With The Largest Manufacturer Of Hopper Trailers In The World!
Today Jared sits down with Doug Cooney of Timpte Trailers. They will be talking about the history of Timpte Trailers, their new innovations and the business of trucking and trailers. Today's episode is designed especially for you, the business owner, to help you succeed.
Sep 28, 2020
BLP 115: Diagnostics Made Easy, Putting The Technology In Your Hands
Message from sender: Today Jared speaks with Tyler Robertson of Diesel Laptops. They will be speaking about how Tyler's company and some of the affordable options they provide for Owner Operators. Diesel Laptops technology also offers farmers the ability to diagnose their trucks and tractors and save huge on service bills.
Sep 21, 2020
BLP 114: Do You Hire Employees Or Do You Hire Talent?
Today Jared visits with Adrian Chapman of Cover 3 Consulting. They will be talking about hiring talent. Whether it's an owner operator, company driver, dispatcher or freight broker, when you hire these folks they become the face of your business. So, what do you look for and what do you avoid?
Sep 14, 2020
BLP 113: Your Network Is Your Net Worth
In today's episode Jared speaks with Ryan Schreiber of Carrier Direct. They will be talking all about Freight Technology. During the interview Ryan said, "your network is your net worth". They will explore exactly what Ryan means when he says that.
Sep 7, 2020
BLP 112: How The Custom Harvesting Business Has Changed Over 5 Generations
Time perfectly, in today's episode Jared speaks with Bryan Guyer of GT Custom Harvesting in Goodland, KS. They will be talking about being a 5th Generation Custom Harvester and how the industry has changed over the years.
Aug 31, 2020
BLP 111: What You Don't Know About Belt Trailers?
It seems that belt trailers are a part of the bulk freight industry that not too many people seem to know about. In today's episode Jared seeks to rectify this. He will be speaking with Keith Eastman of Trinity Trailer. They will be talking about what their belt trailer offers versus others in the market, including plenty of information about belt trailers.
Aug 24, 2020
BLP 110: The History Of Northern Ag Suppliers And Their Transportation Division
Today Jared is joined by Phil Strouse, transportation manager for Northern Ag Transportation. Phil will be talking about the history of Northern Ag Suppliers and the growth within their transportation division.
Aug 17, 2020
BLP 109: Transloading Fish Meal, Soybean Meal And Many Other Products
Today Jared speaks with Andrew Oud, the co-owner of Vanastra Packaging in Ontario, Canada. They will be talking about the process and logistics of transloading as well as the other services that Vanastra offers. The logistics of transloading is fascinating, and we will highlight it in today's episode.
Aug 10, 2020
BLP 108: A Creative Solution To Truck Parking
On today's episode Jared speaks with Anthony Petitte, CEO and Founder at TruckPark. They will be discussing the issue with truck parking in the industry and the solution that TruckPark has created. There are 1.3 million OTR drivers and only 400,000 available truck parking spots.
Aug 3, 2020
BLP 107: A Product Every Bulk Hauler Should Have
Today Jared is joined by CEO Andy Mount, Ivan Forslund and Allen Shapiro of Right Weigh Scale Systems discussing their product for the bulk trucking industry. They talk about trailer mounted scale systems, how they save you money and how accurate they are.
Jul 27, 2020
BLP 106: The Digitization Of Freight With Charley Dehoney
Today Jared is joined by Charley Dehoney of Manning's Truck Brokerage from Omaha, Nebraska. Charley will be talking about his history in the freight tech space and opportunities with Manning's Truck Brokerage.
Jul 20, 2020
BLP 105: From DOT Officer To Transportation Manager
In today's episode Jared speaks with Adam Shamoon about his experiences as a DOT officer. Starting with the California Highway Patrol, Adam worked his way up being able to become a DOT officer. Adam talks about his experiences working for the CHP, and he provides great tips for dealing with law enforcement while you are working, and what law enforcement are really trying to do when they interact with you.
Jul 13, 2020
BLP 104: Over 800 Owner Operators Hauling Bulk!
Today Jared speaks with Jeremy Kellett, the Director Of Recruiting for Bruce Oakley Incorporated. They will discuss the new Bruce Oakley Podcast and how they have managed growth to having over 800 owners operators hauling bulk freight.
Jul 6, 2020
BLP 103: The Art Of Selling Your Freight And Carrier Services
Today Jared sits down with Kevin Hill of Freightwaves and CarrierLists.com to discuss the art of sales. Whatever service you provide, you are involved in sales. This is an aspect of your business that you need to develop, and in this episode we will try to help you move down that highway.
Jun 29, 2020
BLP 102: What Effects Will New Insurance Requirements Have On The Trucking Industry?
Today Larry Hurt, of BXS Insurance, joins Jared to discuss proposed legislation that would raise liability requirements for trucking companies to $2 Million. This will have an impact on all carriers, and it will hit owner/operators especially hard. https://www-freightwaves-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.freightwaves.com/news/house-vote-imminent-to-raise-mandatory-insurance-coverage-to-2-million/amp
Jun 22, 2020
BLP 101: From Professional Boxer To Transporting Rocket Fuel For SpaceX
In today's episode Jared has a conversation with Bailey Bobbitt of American Petrolog. They talk about his journey from being a professional boxer to hauling fuel to SpaceX. Jared and Bailey will detail Bailey's very interesting career path.
Jun 15, 2020
BLP 100: Creating A Marketplace For International Freight
On today's episode Jared speaks with Cory Margand, Co-Founder & CEO of SimpliShip. They will be discussing the creation of a marketplace for international freight. Jared is looking for feedback from listeners on this episode. We'd like to know how much interest clients have in this and how much need there is for international shipping from our listeners.
Jun 8, 2020
BLP 099: Are The New HOS Rules Of Extended Hours A Plus Or A Minus?
In today's episode Jared has Tim Brady back on the show to discuss some of the new HOS rules extending hours of operation. These are going into effect later this year. What will the the plusses and minuses be, and will this benefit "Bulk Haulers"?
Jun 1, 2020
BLP 098: A Visit To Taiwan And The Future Of Face Masks
On today's show Jared speaks with Scott Helgesen about his journey to Taiwan. He will talk about getting stuck in another country due to coronavirus and how he learned how effective face masks in Taiwan have been.
May 25, 2020
BLP 097: Fleet Discounts On Fuel For Owner/Operators & Smaller Fleets
On today's episode Jared speaks with Sanjay Desai, Cofounder and CEO of Mudflap, a digital fuel card designed for small owner operators to fill up at smaller 'Mom and Pop' fuel stops. Big fleets get major fuel discounts because they have large gallon volumes. But owner-operators and small fleets are often left to fend for themselves. With Mudflap, everyone joins force to get access to the same 25 - 50¢/gal discount. In this case, together is better.
May 18, 2020
BLP 096: Blowing Up The Third Generation Family Business - For The Better
Garrett Bowers of Bowers Trucking and Logistics in Ponca City, OK joins Jared to talk about being the 3rd Generation in the family business. After Garrett came on board he began growing the business to more than just aggregate. Today, Bowers Trucking is doing dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and is the only carrier in Oklahoma to haul for the Department of Defense.
May 11, 2020
BLP 095: The Importance of Truckers Right Now
In today's episode Jared gets to speak with John Dill of Columbia Grain & Ingredients. John has worked in all aspects of the trucking industry, including being a driver and dispatcher. He and Jared get into why truckers are so essential and important right now.
May 4, 2020
BLP 094: Seeing Opportunities in Trucking During Uncertain Times with Tim Brady
On today's show Jared sits down with Tim Brady, who is back by popular demand. They discuss how drivers can be safe going in and out of unloading spots as well as all the other places they stop while they are on the job. These are certainly uncertain times, and there are opportunities arising. We will delve into all of this today!
Apr 27, 2020
BLP 093: Proposed Legislation To Increase Weight Limits To 88,000 lbs Nationwide With Rob Brackett
Today's show is with Rob Brackett of Turbo Turtle Logistics talking about proposed legislation from 60 Ag Groups to increase truck weight limits universally, across the country to 88,000 in wake of the COVID19 Pandemic shrinking truck capacity. Jared and Rob will talk about the pros and cons of this proposed change.
Apr 20, 2020
BLP 092: The Journey Of Liberty Logistics With Gary Liberty.
It is always great to hear the story of how a business began. There is so much to be learned from a story like this. Today Jared speaks with Gary Liberty about the origins of Liberty Logistics which began in 2013. Gary will talk about his father hauling freight, and how and when Gary stopped driving to run Liberty Logistics full-time.
Apr 13, 2020
BLP 091: Marketplace To Improve The Workflow Between Merchandisers And Farmers
On today's show Jared speaks with Keith Petersen of Barchart about the launch of their marketplace for grain merchandisers. Among other topics, they will discuss creating a place that grain merchandisers and farmers can connect in.
Apr 6, 2020
BLP 090: Contracting And Battling COVID19 With Bulkloads Member James McGuinness
This podcast is with one of our BulkLoads members, James McGuinness, who contracted COVID 19 a couple weeks ago. He and Jared will discuss his battle with the virus, how he contracted it and the impacts on he and his family.
Mar 30, 2020
BLP 089: Detecting Driver Fatigue with Tim Ekert of Smart Cap
In this episode Jared talks with Tim Ekert of Smart Cap Technologies. Smart Cap created a band to put inside hats to detect when a truck driver is starting to fatigue to prevent accidents.
Mar 23, 2020
BLP 088: The Downside To Deregulation In The Trucking Industry
Today Jared speaks with Jerry Ashley of Agra-Logistics on how trucking has changed over the years. The conversation flows into a natural follow up on last week's episode about deregulation in the trucking industry.
Mar 16, 2020
BLP 087: Did Deregulation Help Or Hurt The Trucking Industry?
On today's podcast, Jared speaks with Tim Brady on what deregulation did for trucking. Truckers are all over the map on what deregulation did. Some think that it ruined the business while others believe it really helped them. Today we will find out how it impacted Tim Brady, and learn more about deregulation.
Mar 9, 2020
BLP 086: Why Trucking Is A Vital Part Of The Grain Industry
Today Jared speaks with Kathy DePauw of Blue Bomber Logistics about their history and their main focus in the bulk freight industry. Trucking is definitely a vital part of the grain industry, and we will learn more about this role today.
Mar 2, 2020
BLP 085: Starting A Brokerage With 4 Employees And Growing To 70 In 5 Years
Today Jared speaks with John Kuhlmann of Agforce Transportation Services from Leawood, Kansas. They will be talking about their massive growth from starting with four employees and growing to a team of seventy just five years later!
Feb 24, 2020
BLP:84 The Most Affordable Way To Get Swag with Jack Beile
Jared bring on Jack Beile of Left Hand promotions to discuss how swag items can make a huge impact on your business!
Feb 17, 2020
BLP 83: The Growth of US Trans with Ray Roche
Jared brings Ray onto the show to talk about US Trans and the upward growth they've had since starting!
Feb 10, 2020
BLP 82: Bulkloads State of the Union
In honor of the Presidential State of the Union speech, Jared & Hailey sit down and discuss the state of the union of Bulkloads! They highlight the mile stones of 2019 and discuss the future of 2020 for Bulkloads.com!
Feb 3, 2020
BLP 80: How Brazil Successfully Conducted a Nationwide Trucking Strike
Jared brings on fellow employee Caleb Kindle to discuss his time spent in Brazil last summer. Caleb goes in depth about how the trucking industry in Brazil organized a strike on an app and how it succeeded.
Jan 27, 2020
BLP 80: The Benefits to Using a Fuel Card with Brian Huber
Jared discusses with Brian Huber, from Fuel Plus, the benefits of having a fuel card!!
Jan 20, 2020
BLP: 79 Social Media Tips to Grow your Business with Kesha Alexander
Jared brings Kesha Alexander onto the show today to discuss the importance of social media and how you can improve your presence! They also discuss the "5 M's of Marketing"! Listen to find out what they are!!
Jan 13, 2020
BLP 78: How to Succeed in Trucking with Tim Brady!
Jared and Tim discuss the five key elements to success! 2020 is here and as cliche as it is, it's good to have goals in mind that you want to achieve! Tim really dives in to explain the crucial aspects to consider when creating a new trucking business!
Jan 6, 2020
BLP: 77 A Driver App To Manage Internal Facility Information with Nicole Mitchell
Jared brings on Nicole Mitchell of Liquid Trucking to talk about the new driver app, "Delivery Recon"! This app is a miracle worker when it comes to managing facility information internally.
Dec 30, 2019
BLP 076: "With You To Haul and Back" With Mark Nelsen
Jared speaks with Mark Nelson of Bosselman Enterprises about the "With You to Haul and Back" Campagin. Bosselman Enterprises is out of Grand Island NE.
Dec 23, 2019
BLP 075: Experiences in Freight Tech Startups with Logistics Enthusiast, Jeff Ogren
In today's episode, Jared interviews Jeff about not only Veritread and how it can help truckers, but also Jeff's experiences and how he got to where he is today.
Dec 16, 2019
BLP 074: Truckin' Angels for Christ with Monda Beedle
Today Hailey sits down with Mona Beedle, the founder of Truckin' Angels for Christ. This is a non-profit christian organization that allows truckers in need or crisis to seek help, refuge, and God. Mental health in truckers is so crucial and Mona saw the need and filled the gaps.
Dec 9, 2019
BLP 073: How to Prevent Commodities Freezing in Your Trailer with Tim Carr of Cold Release
It is amazing how many different things can freeze when you are hauling bulk freight in the winter. You need to be concerned about more than just the freight you are hauling. Simple moisture buildup can cause you problems. Today Jared speaks with Tim Carr of Cold Release to try and help you mitigate these problems before they ever start.
Dec 2, 2019
BLP 072: Hauling Gold For Northwest Transportation Services
Today Jared speaks with Casey Thompson and Ryan Tracy, both dispatchers for Northwest Transportation Services come on today to talk about about everything from hauling gold to how you deal with very valuable loads. They will also be talking about growing their services from the Northwest to all over the United States.