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Is it possible for a long-haul driver to have both the career and the family they love? Yes, and this podcast is where you’ll get directions to a destination not found on any map. I’m Andrew Winkler and I know how it feels to be driven too far, which is why I’m giving you the truth about trucking so you can have both your family and your career.

Driven Too Far: The Truth About Trucking Andrew Winkler

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Is it possible for a long-haul driver to have both the career and the family they love? Yes, and this podcast is where you’ll get directions to a destination not found on any map. I’m Andrew Winkler and I know how it feels to be driven too far, which is why I’m giving you the truth about trucking so you can have both your family and your career.

    Spot the Scam in Trucking Job Ads

    Spot the Scam in Trucking Job Ads

    Tired of wasting time on trucking job ads that overpromise and underdeliver? You're not alone. In this episode, we expose the deceptive marketing tactics some carriers use to lure in drivers with unrealistic pay and mileage claims. Discover the red flags hidden in those "big miles, big money" ads and learn how to spot companies that prioritize filling trucks over driver satisfaction. We'll arm you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and avoid falling victim to empty promises. As a seasoned truck driver and industry insider, Andrew shares his insights and experiences, revealing the truth behind the flashy ads and helping you navigate the often murky waters of the trucking industry job market.
     
    If you're looking for recruiting transparency, check us out at ChiefCarriers.com. 

    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

    • 20 min
    Navigating Trucking Lease Agreements

    Navigating Trucking Lease Agreements

    Have you ever felt frustrated with a lease agreement that didn't meet your expectations? In this eye-opening episode, Andrew goes deep into the intricacies of lease agreements in the trucking industry, exposing common pitfalls and revealing the keys to successful partnerships. He dissects the crucial elements of lease agreements, highlighting the importance of clear communication, thorough negotiation, and aligned expectations between drivers and carriers. Through real-world examples, we demonstrate the consequences of mismatched goals and offer practical solutions to avoid these common mistakes.
     
    Andrew’s expert insights, backed by years of experience in the trucking industry, will empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and protect your interests. Don't let another lease agreement turn sour. 
     
    Takeaways
    Having open and honest conversations between drivers and carriers is crucial in lease programs
    Drivers should ask specific questions about load selection and understand the carrier's freight network
    Carriers need to ensure that drivers fit within their freight network and can meet their expectations
    Both drivers and carriers should be willing to reflect on their role in any challenges or mismatches
    Deeper discussions and better understanding can lead to more successful lease programs

    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

    • 16 min
    How a Bad Hire Led to a 47 Million Nuclear Verdict

    How a Bad Hire Led to a 47 Million Nuclear Verdict

    Did you know that one bad hire can cost a company millions of dollars? In this episode, we dive into a real-life case that resulted in a $47 million dollar verdict against a major trucking company.
    Andrew tackles this crucial topic for the trucking industry - costly nuclear verdicts. 
     
    You will learn about the catastrophic accident, a $47 million verdict against Schneider National, and the importance of safety protocols. Andrew illustrates the constant need for driver screening, safety training, and risk management. He also shares how predictive analytics can prevent tragedies uncovering the consequences of carrier negligence and reckless driver behavior. And why he believes reputable trucking companies should continue to prioritize safety and accountability. 
     
    Looking to join a carrier that treats that treats safety as a core value? Visit us at Chief Carriers to learn more.

    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

    • 13 min
    Navigating Driver Applications: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Navigating Driver Applications: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Are you tired of filling out driver applications, only to never hear back from potential employers? Well, you're not alone. In fact, 60% of truck driver applications are rejected due to common mistakes that could easily be avoided. In this episode, Andrew discusses the most common pitfalls in the application process and how to avoid them. You will learn about the importance of honesty and accuracy in your application, as well as tips for addressing blemishes in your employment history. 
     
    From understanding how companies verify applications to navigating Motor Vehicle Records (MVR), DAC reports, and CSA background checks, Andrew covers it all. Whether you're a seasoned driver or just entering the trucking industry, this episode is a must for anyone looking to increase their chances of getting hired. Don't miss out on valuable job application tips from an industry expert.
     
    If you're a professional driver in the industry struggling to get hired visit us at Chief Carriers.

    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

    • 17 min
    Combating Fuel Skimming and Fraud

    Combating Fuel Skimming and Fraud

    Are you a truck driver or fleet manager looking to protect your operations from costly fuel scams? Look no further! In this episode. Andrew uncovers the harsh reality of fuel fraud in the trucking industry. Learn about the different types of scams, from skimming devices at fuel pumps to "friendly fraud" within companies, and gain critical insights into how third-party fraudsters use sophisticated technology to steal fuel card details. Andrew also discusses internal company fraud and emphasizes the importance of implementing prevention techniques like telematics and mobile payment apps to safeguard your business. 
     
    Looking to join a carrier that stays up to date with the latest industry trends? Visit us at Chief Carriers to learn more.

    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.

    • 10 min
    Maximizing Profits Best Practices for Owner-Operators

    Maximizing Profits Best Practices for Owner-Operators

    Are you an owner-operator looking to maximize your profits? In this episode, we will provide you with the best practices to bring home more money. Joining Andrew is Mike Hosted from ATBS (American Truck Business Services) to break down the best practices for owner-operators. From understanding your costs to setting up a foolproof tax-saving strategy, this episode covers it all. Mike, with years of experience and expertise at ATBS, breaks down key aspects such as the importance of tracking maintenance costs and knowing your cost per mile. 
     
    You will gain a deeper understanding of how to set up a profit plan, manage both fixed and variable costs, and effectively budget for long-term success. With a wealth of experience in financial management for lease and independent operators, ATBS offers strategic solutions to ensure your business thrives.  
     
    So, whether you're a seasoned owner-operator or just starting out in the trucking industry, this episode will provide valuable insights and resources to help you take your business to the next level.
     
    Join the 20,000+ independent contractors that trust ATBS with their taxes, bookkeeping, and business success each year!
     
    If you're looking for a carrier with a great lease program and low driver turnover, check us out at Chief Carriers.
     
    This podcast is produced by Two Brothers Creative 2024.
     

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mec_ Sympa ,

Super awesome podcast!

This podcast is awesome! I have spent so much time on the road listening to Todd. Not only has he been very entertaining, but Todd is also incredibly informative about the trucking industry. Check out this podcast! It is well worth it.

Gasper tumbeza ,

A Great Podcast

The host is really funny and the content is well thought out. From trucking trends to where to eat, this guy covers it all.The host is really funny and the content is well thought out. From trucking trends to where to eat, this guy covers it all.

Mary Sahling ,

Great Podcast‼️

So Loved this Andrew 😃👍❤️
Can’t wait to hear more ,
Mary

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