McLeod Insights is an interview-based podcast that supports transportation and logistics business owners by providing them with insightful and interesting transportation intelligence that directly relates to how they run their business. This show will feature conversations with longtime industry veterans who are now team members at McLeod Software, alongside other industry thought leaders. Our goal is to support and empower our customers by helping them learn about proven ideas and best practices that will have a positive impact on how they run their companies.
17: Seizing the Promise of Digital Freight Matching: The Technology Available Today
In the latest episode of McLeod Insights, we sat down with our team members, Keri Hodnett, Product Owner of PowerBroker, and Dacia Gulledge, Product Owner of Interfaces. Keri gained experience working with both large and small brokerage companies before transitioning to her current role. Dacia came to McLeod from a web design and development background, which led to her involvement with interface integrations.
They discussed technology’s evolution in the freight matching process, freight matching from the broker’s point of view, and how to use technology to improve your company’s relationship with carriers.
16: How to Make Less Experienced Employees More Effective
In this episode of McLeod Insights, we sat down with McLeod Data Scientist, Criss Wilson. We discussed how transportation companies can help their new employees become just as effective as their experienced personnel.
As a longtime transportation professional and Data Scientist, Criss has a wide breadth of expertise in logistics, operations management, and distribution, with experience working for Ford Motor Company, Roadway Logistics Systems (now FedEx Global Logistics), Dell, Siemens, General Electric, and Emerson Electric prior to joining the team at McLeod Software.
15: Leadership Discussion: Adaptability and Technology in Transportation with Houston Vaughn, P&S Transportation
In this episode of McLeod Insights, Seth Clevenger, Managing Editor of Features at Transport Topics interviews Houston Vaughn, President and COO of P&S Transportation. They discuss how P&S successfully adapted to COVID-19 prices, the role software and analytics play at P&S, the company’s guiding practices, and how technology has helped the company integrate its business acquisitions.
P&S Transportation is a major flatbed carrier based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Like every industry, PNS has had to adapt to the challenges and disruptions the coronavirus pandemic has caused the trucking industry.
14: Leadership Discussion with Lindsey Graves, Sunset Transportation
Our latest episode of McLeod Insights is a conversation from McLeod’s recent Virtual User Conference, featuring Lindsey Graves, COO of Sunset Transportation, and Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief of Heavy Duty Trucking. Deborah interviewed Lindsey to discuss her work as a leader in a family-owned business, and how Sunset Transportation uses McLeod Software to improve their daily operations.
13: Trip Planning for Driver Efficiency
In our latest episode of McLeod Insights, we sat down with Chris Powers, Implementation Trainer at McLeod Software. We discussed driver retention, technology for trip planning, how dispatchers and drivers can work together to better manage trip planning, and how to better address service incidents.
12: Using KPI's to Reduce Driver Turnover
In our latest episode of McLeod Insights, we sat down with McLeod’s Barry Brookins. We discussed how a company can improve its driver retention and recruiting by ensuring it keeps the promises that it makes.
Barry is the Director of Data Science here at McLeod. His wealth of experience guides him in discovering new ways to help customers gain deeper industry insights and improve their business.