12 episodes

Welcome to the Truckers & Nerds podcast where we connect real-life truckers with founders of Freight tech companies. Listeners to our show will gain valuable insights into the technological innovations in the trucking industry from the perspectives of the truckers that keep our country moving, and the nerds building the tools to make their jobs easier.

With this podcast, we hope to empower trucking entrepreneurs to have the freedom to focus on what’s important in their lives. In this season of Truckers and Nerds, we cover everything from the role of fintech and instant payments to the impact of covid on the trucking industry and what we should expect in the future.

The Truckers & Nerds podcast is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of Cloudtrucks.

Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit.fm, or wherever you get your podcasts. We hope you enjoy this season. Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/

Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

Truckers & Nerds CloudTrucks / Jamit

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Welcome to the Truckers & Nerds podcast where we connect real-life truckers with founders of Freight tech companies. Listeners to our show will gain valuable insights into the technological innovations in the trucking industry from the perspectives of the truckers that keep our country moving, and the nerds building the tools to make their jobs easier.

With this podcast, we hope to empower trucking entrepreneurs to have the freedom to focus on what’s important in their lives. In this season of Truckers and Nerds, we cover everything from the role of fintech and instant payments to the impact of covid on the trucking industry and what we should expect in the future.

The Truckers & Nerds podcast is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of Cloudtrucks.

Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit.fm, or wherever you get your podcasts. We hope you enjoy this season. Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/

Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    Announcing CloudTrucks $115m Series B Round

    Announcing CloudTrucks $115m Series B Round

    In this Bonus Episode of Truckers and Nerds, we announce CloudTrucks Series B, a $115M new round of funding.



    In this episode, Tobenna sits down with

    *Steve Sloane: Principal at Menlo Ventures, Sloane likes to invest in SaaS applications,
    marketplaces, and robotics.

    *Feyza Haskaraman: Investor at Menlo Ventures, she works closely with Steve on Menlo Ventures
    Supply Chain Investments.

    *Kanyi Maqubela- Managing Partner at Kindred Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in mission-driven technology companies at the earliest stages.


    In today’s episode we discuss:



    1. Background story on Menlo Ventures - Steve Sloane & Feyza
    2. Background story on Kindred Ventures & why Kanyi, an early investor decided to invest in
    CloudTrucks - Kanyi Maqubela.
    3. The supply chain crisis in 2021 and the value CloudTrucks brings to the logistics sector - Kanyi
    Maqubela.
    4. Excitement for the future of CloudTrucks & the logistics Industry broadly- Feyza


    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.



    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.



    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/
    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 25 min
    Decarbonization of the Trucking Industry by Remora with Paul Gross.

    Decarbonization of the Trucking Industry by Remora with Paul Gross.

    In the tenth episode, Tobenna chats with Paul Gross, who is Co-Founder & CEO at Remora. Remora is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck. They sell the captured carbon dioxide to concrete producers and other end-users, helping fleets earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments.



    In today’s episode we cover:


    1. Paul Gross’s background and journey to Remora

    2. The Remora Mission

    3. The carbon emissions market as it relates to innovative carbon solutions and the trucking
    industry

    4. What were trucking companies doing to address the climate crisis before Remora?

    5. What value do companies like Ryder, Cargill, and Werner hope to gain from partnering with
    Remora?

    6. How the Covid-19 pandemic shaped the operational challenge of running Remora.

    7. What advice Paul has for founders looking to build a climate-first company.


    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.


    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/

    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 29 min
    The impact of the Supply Chain Crisis on the Trucking Industry with Sam Tibbs.

    The impact of the Supply Chain Crisis on the Trucking Industry with Sam Tibbs.

    Sam walks us through his background as a finance professor, his extensive career working in the transportation sector, and how he got to be the Senior Data Scientist at CloudTrucks.



    In today’s episode we cover:


    1. Sam Tibbs background and journey to CloudTrucks.

    2. A broad overview of the current supply chain crisis worldwide.

    3. Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen’s Twitter Thread on the logjam at the Long Beach Port.

    4. How trailer and goods shortages are affecting rates in the Trucking industry.

    5. When do we expect to see things get back to normal?

    6. The difference between the supply chain situation in 2021 versus previous years.


    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.


    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/

    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 31 min
    Introducing Virtual Carrier, Flex & CT Cash by CloudTrucks.

    Introducing Virtual Carrier, Flex & CT Cash by CloudTrucks.

    In this special Episode of Truckers and Nerds, we announce the launch of our suite of products at Cloudtrucks.

    Business Intelligence

    Flex

    CT Cash


    In this episode, Tobenna sits down with

    George Ezenna. Cloudtrucks co-founder who led the engineering on Flex & CT Cash,

    Leonid Pekelis. - Head of Data Science at Cloudtrucks who led the efforts on our Business Intelligence product.

    Akiko Ito - Who runs design at CloudTrucks and led all the design efforts across all these different products.



    In today’s episode we discuss:


    The launch of Flex & CT Cash for owner operators - George Ezenne

    The launch of our Business intelligence tool - Leonid Pekelis

    The design choices made by our design team and how we ultimately created a product that works seamlessly for owner operators. - Akiko Ito

    How long it took to build and ship products like Business intelligence, Flex & CT Cash




    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.


    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/

    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 36 min
    Building the Operating System for Global Trade with Ben Braverman, Flexport Chief Customer Officer

    Building the Operating System for Global Trade with Ben Braverman, Flexport Chief Customer Officer

    In Episode 7, we chat with Ben Braverman who is the Chief Customer Officer @ Flexport, one of the world’s fastest-growing startups combining technology, infrastructure, and expertise, to build the operating system for global trade.

    Prior to becoming the Chief Customer Officer, Ben was the Chief Revenue Officer at Flexport.

    In today’s episode we discuss:

    1. The Flexport Journey
    2. The Flexport expansion into trucking with their “Transmission” app.
    3. The difference between Ben’s previous role as Chief Revenue Officer and his current role as
    Chief Customer Officer.
    4. The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on Flexport operations worldwide.
    5. Why Sales Operations are the most underrated and underappreciated role in the industry.
    6. Ben shares an underlying insight about global trade that unlocks maximum opportunities for Flexport.


    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/
    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 45 min
    What Inefficiencies allow for Value Creation in the Trucking Industry with Alyssa Correale of UberFreight

    What Inefficiencies allow for Value Creation in the Trucking Industry with Alyssa Correale of UberFreight

    In Episode 6, Tobenna chats with Alyssa Correale, Head of Strategic Fleet Partnerships at Uber Freight.

    Alyssa Correale is a seasoned supply chain professional with a strong background in beverage transportation. Her experience ranges from production floor operations to technology design and implementation. Alyssa is passionate about building strong partnerships to elevate the transportation industry.

    In this episode our listeners will learn:

    A Brief History of Uber Freight.
    What the transition to Less than Truckload (LTL) means for UberFreight.
    UberFreight’s biggest challenges when it comes to choosing strategic partnerships.
    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the operations of UberFreight.

    Truckers & Nerds is hosted by Tobenna Arodiogbu, CEO and founder of CloudTrucks. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Follow us on our Social Media Platforms.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudTrucks
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloudtruckshq/
    Website: https://www.cloudtrucks.com/
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloudtrucks?

    • 25 min

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