Summary: How is new technology and new thinking transforming how goods are moved across the world? Tune into Convoy Radio, a podcast discussing the ever-changing transportation industry. From truck drivers to shippers to government officials and large fleet owners, hosts Jake and Michael meet with transportation industry experts every other week to discuss the intersection of technology and freight.
The cannabis industry presents a huge opportunity for transportation companies willing to navigate an emerging market. But, when it comes to licensing, tax, and the transportation of cannabis, each state has its own legal body overseeing the product's operations. The views and opinions expressed in this episode of Convoy Radio are those of the show hosts and their guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Convoy, Inc.
This is going to be an interesting episode because we are giving you a Convoy Radio Short Haul on truck drag racing and we're not talking about Ford F-150s – we're talking about big rigs! The Convoy Radio crew gets into what exactly truck drag racing is, covering where it originated, the different classes of trucks, the weight of the loads, and the massive top speeds these iron giants reach.
Today’s episode is getting real spooky because not only are we recording in an unfamiliar location, but we’re also talking about the most haunted roads in the U.S. Halloween is here and we’re listing our top five most spooky roads in the country and sharing the experiences of those who have seen and heard of the freaky ghosts, ghouls and other creatures that roam the country.
On today's episode, the Convoy Radio crew chats with Siphiwe Baleka, the founder of Fitness Trucking, LLC and Driver Health and Fitness Coach at Prime Inc., a commercial trucking company based in Springfield, MO. Alongside hosts Jake and Michael, Siphiwe talks about fitness in trucking and lays out the main methods he advises around diet, movement and sleep that can make a significant impact in battling health problems and obesity.
In our latest episode of Convoy Radio, Convoy Chief Technology Officer Grant Goodale joins hosts Jake and Michael to talk about technology in trucking and the current landscape we see in the industry. We unpack why it could be called the golden age of tech in trucking right now, as well as look at why trucking has taken a while to catch up to some other industries that seem to have adopted new technologies a little faster.
Today on Convoy Radio we are talking about CB Radios! That's right we are getting down and dirty about Citizen Band and sharing all of our memories and knowledge on the subject. Inside this episode, we discuss radio slang and the code terms used on the airwaves before looking back at the history and origin of the technology and how it has been used over the years.
Today on Convoy Radio we are joined by Ellen Voie, founder and CEO of Women in Trucking Association (WIT), a non-profit organization focused on the transportation and logistics industry. They stand for building a community that encourages the employment of women in the trucking industry, promotes their accomplishments, and minimizes obstacles faced by women working in this industry.
Today we are back for another Convoy short haul to talk about the history of the trucker hat. Most of us have worn trucker hats at some point in our lives, but now we’ve seen the trend spread to everyone from Justin Timberlake to Ashton Kutcher. From the milkman to greasers to free advertising, stay tuned to hear it all in today’s short haul.
This week we are doing a quick and fun "short haul" in aid of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. We are taking this opportunity to say thank you all the drivers out there, who put in long hours and get things where they need to be. We really appreciate each and every one of you! There is a lot that drivers have to endure, days away from home, long journeys, other motorists and more, so it is important to give thanks at a time like this and we want to do our part.
Our topic today is economics – one that feels way over our heads. That’s why we made the wise decision to get Convoy Director of Economic Research Aaron Terrazas and Senior Product Marketing Manager Aviad Benzikry who are experts in the field to lead the conversation on this front. We dive into the freight recession of the past eight months, talking about how this both predicts and affects the larger US economy, what the main indicators are, and what can be done to induce the expansion phase.
You might know Sammy Lloyd from YouTube. When he’s not making educational videos about the industry and his experiences as a driver, he fills the shoes of owner-operator, and we’re lucky enough to have him as our guest today. We’re asking the question, “Who holds the spot market?” and Sammy weighs in on the conversation, sharing his strategies in the spot market, how he views the market right now and how things have changed since 2018.
With over 700,000 accident and ticket-free miles driven, Dave Dein is no stranger to the trucking industry. Now, he's using his experience to educate the future generation of truck drivers. In tandem with staff and industry partners, Dein established what he believes to be the first high school CDL trucking course in the country at Patterson High School in Patterson, California.
After record expansion of truckload demand in 2017 and 2018, 2019 has seen significant downward pressure on prices. Is this a sign of things to come? Or will the summer season see renewed growth?
Stephanie Trejo was bored. Taking business classes at a Texas community college while holding a job as a lead oil analyst, Stephanie knew she needed a change. When her father tired of driving trucks, an opportunity opened up for Stephanie to get involved with the family trucking business, Tremmar Freight Services. Fast forward 7 years — with Stephanie at the helm, the company has grown from 2 to 12 trucks.
Will Kling, a.k.a. "Lil Dawg," is an American truck driver who — after serving in the U.S. Navy — followed his grandfather's footsteps into the trucking industry. Kling is now the curator of a popular trucking YouTube channel called Lil Dawg, where he voices his opinions and shares his trucking knowledge with more than 25,000 subscribers.