100 episodes

On the Trucking for Millennials podcast we discuss what's happening within our industry today and discover how the next generation of trucking and logistics professionals are impacting the supply chain.

Expect weekly topical discussions, expert interviews, and real stories from the people moving and managing freight across the country as Michael Clements, Aaron Dunn, and the rest of the PDQ America team engage with the future of freight happening now.

Trucking for Millennials PDQ America

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    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

On the Trucking for Millennials podcast we discuss what's happening within our industry today and discover how the next generation of trucking and logistics professionals are impacting the supply chain.

Expect weekly topical discussions, expert interviews, and real stories from the people moving and managing freight across the country as Michael Clements, Aaron Dunn, and the rest of the PDQ America team engage with the future of freight happening now.

    Shelby Runs Her Trucking Company on Happiness by the Mile

    Shelby Runs Her Trucking Company on Happiness by the Mile

    Our guest this episode is Shelby (@happiness_by_the_mile on Instagram). 
    She's grown a following of over 50,000 followers on Instagram and over 250,000 YouTube subscribers through documenting her journey as a truck driver with FedEx Ground.
    In this episode you'll hear how she dropped out of college, jumped in a truck and never looked back. She's now running her own trucking company with a focus on ensuring her drivers are fulfilled.
    Shelby has an excellent story and has plenty of wisdom to share despite being so early in her career. 

    • 52 min
    Certified Trucker Boys (& Girls) - Season 2 in the Rearview

    Certified Trucker Boys (& Girls) - Season 2 in the Rearview

    We're into season 3 of Trucking For Millennials so we gathered a few favorite clips from episodes from last season you definitely don't want to miss! 
    Avery Vise – Why he's bullish on trucking in the next 6 months - What he expects rates to do for the remainder of 2021 and 2022
    Giovanni Pereira – Living in a van during CDL school – why millennials aren’t getting into trucking (hard work)
    Terry Roden – Grabbing the money – Lamborghini and Hot Shot Trucking
    Trista Roel – Starting a business in 2020 – what steel shippers need
    Shay Dixon – Finding success within a niche and building a team
    Mysherri Roads – the GPS system to build a million dollar trucking business Growth, Profit, Systems
    JD Redmon – Diversity in Leadership
    Prasad Gollapalli – The future of carrier/broker relationships

    • 34 min
    Getting Truckin' Fit with Mark Manera

    Getting Truckin' Fit with Mark Manera

    Mark Manera has made it his mission to help drivers across North America have a healthier life in and out of the truck.
    In this episode you'll hear how Mark, who is undergoing a doctorate in physical therapy how working with a truck driver inspired him to take his knowledge of diet and exercise to truck drivers through a new mobile app and online community at www.truckinfit.com. 
    We ask him about how truck drivers can improve their health through exercise inside and outside of the truck and make healthy choices in their diet without making a huge change that isn't sustainable. 
    Be sure to connect with him on LinkedIn! 

    • 58 min
    How Trucking Connects with the Government with Jackie Beckwith

    How Trucking Connects with the Government with Jackie Beckwith

    We had a great conversation with Jackie Beckwith about how advocacy groups like the ATA and OOIDA get things done in the halls of government.
    Jackie's background as Grassroots Program Manager with the ATA and her current role as the Manager of Advocacy and Government Relations for Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). 
    AUVSI is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics and Jackie is tasked with advocating for organizations like TuSimple to pave the path of regulation necessary for the burgeoning automated commercial vehicle segment.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Freight in the Eyes of a Forecaster w/ Avery Vise VP of Trucking for FTR Intelligence

    Freight in the Eyes of a Forecaster w/ Avery Vise VP of Trucking for FTR Intelligence

    This episode will give you inside on today's trucking market through the expertise of Avery Vise, VP of Trucking for FTR Intelligence, which provides qualitative analysis with historical and moadal-specific insights to help trucking companies, freight brokerages and shippers evaluate market risks and identify market opportunities. 
    In this episode, Avery shares his perspective about what's happening in the U.S. economy and what that means for transportation now and what we could expect in the next 6-12 months.
    We also ask him about a recent report that has caught FTR's radar, the recent influx of new carrier entrants, mostly smaller trucking outfits that are venturing out on their own from larger carriers. 
    There's a bunch to unpack here and it is definitely a worthwhile listen regardless of your current role in transportation. 

    • 58 min
    Rich History in Hauling Imports and Exports with Travis Hamdan

    Rich History in Hauling Imports and Exports with Travis Hamdan

    Travis is a Trucking For Millennials podcast listener and General Manager of Condesa Freight International.
    Condesa was started by his grandfather in 1972 and in this episode you'll hear a bit about the history of the business that currently has 65 trucks south of the border and 18 trucks north of the border with 152 total dry van units they use to ship freight into and out of Mexico. 
    It's an excellent conversation that covers the nuances of export and import shipments, insurance claims, what drivers and brokerages should know before getting into cross border freight and much more! 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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66 Ratings

66 Ratings

a_ferg8 ,

Fun and Informative

I'm new into the logistics world and I've found this podcast to be extremely helpful in bridging the knowledge gap between a rookie in the industry and a seasoned vet. Not to mention these dudes are always fired up and energetic, which makes it a fun listen every time.

Depo @ Arka ,

On Point, On Track

These guys are paving the road for our generation of millennials working in logistics and supply chain. Subscribe to this show because I think they are just getting started!

Excellent job and thanks for putting out the content.

83jg ,

Informative

Very informative for today’s transportation sector. Easily to follow and not totally boring.

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