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info_outline BLP 152: Loading 1,100 Bushels in 3 Minutes 06/14/2021
BLP 152: Loading 1,100 Bushels in 3 Minutes In this episode, Jared brings on Jaxson Hoffman with Hoffman Grain Services to discuss their business and how it got started. Hoffman Grain Services used to focus on piling grain and picking up grain piles, they now switched their focus to only picking up grain. Read about their operation here: https://www.sudenga.com/sudenga-university/ultra-scoop-by-sudenga-testimonial
info_outline BLP 151: The Mind Behind Creating a Successful Facebook Group 06/07/2021
BLP 151: The Mind Behind Creating a Successful Facebook Group In this episode, Jared brings on Chad Boblett to discuss his popular Facebook group and why he created it. Chad is the creator and admin of 'Rate Per Mile Masters' Facebook group that holds over 30,000 members.
info_outline BLP 150: Are Digital Documents Here to Stay? 05/31/2021
BLP 150: Are Digital Documents Here to Stay? In this episode, Jared brings on Rachael Biesterfeld with Smart Freight Funding to discuss the movement of digitalization in the transportation industry. Smart Freight Funding is a next-day pay service that works with truckers to ensure they get paid quickly and easily.
info_outline BLP 149: Is $7 Corn Good for Bulk Trucking? 05/24/2021
BLP 149: Is $7 Corn Good for Bulk Trucking? Jared brings on Nate Broders with First Rate Trading to discuss the recent boom in corn prices and how it relates to bulk trucking. Nate provides statistics on row crops and what we can look forward to in relation to supply and demand.
info_outline BLP 148: Don't Be Apart of the 90% 05/17/2021
BLP 148: Don't Be Apart of the 90% Tim Brady joins Jared again for this episode to discuss how to start-up a trucking business and be successful at it. Tim runs through the numbers and gives you the information to help you succeed. Visit Tim's website for more information: www.truckersu.com
info_outline BLP147: The End of Fertilizer Season? or Just the Beginning? 05/10/2021
BLP147: The End of Fertilizer Season? or Just the Beginning? Steve Morgan, a very popular guest on The BulkLoads Podcast joins Jared again to discuss fertilizer. Steve talks about hauling fertilizer and the trends that we are seeing.
info_outline BLP 146: Making Roadside Breakdowns Hassle Free 05/03/2021
BLP 146: Making Roadside Breakdowns Hassle Free Jared brings on Robin Gregg with RoadSync to spotlight their newly created app, BigRig411. This app is centered around helping truck drivers, owner-operators, and commercial trucking fleets locate expert service providers that provide truck repair, tire repair, towing services, and truck and trailer parts.
info_outline BLP 145: That Can Go in a Hopper?? With Shannen White of Dacapo Transportation 04/26/2021
BLP 145: That Can Go in a Hopper?? With Shannen White of Dacapo Transportation Jared brings on Shannen White with Dacapo Transportation this week. They sit down and discuss industrial bulk freight and details of loading and unloading the material.
info_outline BLP 144: Creating a Win/Win for Carriers and Brokers 04/19/2021
BLP 144: Creating a Win/Win for Carriers and Brokers Jared brings on Steven Preston, a broker with Ship Freight Secure, Inc. They dive into bulk freight brokering and how brokers are made to be a service to carriers. Creating a win/win scenario for each party is important in this industry.
info_outline BLP 143: How to Negotiate Better Rates in Bulk Freight 04/12/2021
BLP 143: How to Negotiate Better Rates in Bulk Freight In this episode, Jared brings on Caleb Kindle, director of BulkTMS. They discuss the different types of negotiation and how they can be used to get better rates in the bulk industry.
info_outline BLP 142:How Choosing the Right Semi Tires Could Make or Break Your Operation 04/05/2021
BLP 142:How Choosing the Right Semi Tires Could Make or Break Your Operation In this show, Jared brings on Hadley to discuss his company Heavy Truck Tire Inc. They talk about all things tires, the best brands, the best fit for your operation, and what they cost as well as how crucial maintenance is and the technology for tires.
info_outline BLP 141: What Goes Up, Must Come Down 03/29/2021
BLP 141: What Goes Up, Must Come Down In this episode, Jared discusses the other side of the industry with van and reefer freight. Freight Waves is the #1 source for freight news and freight analytics, Zach hosts his own show called Freightonomics.
info_outline BLP 140: Only Pay for the Insurance You Need 03/22/2021
BLP 140: Only Pay for the Insurance You Need Today Jared speaks with Matthew Vega-Sanz, CEO of Lula. Lula is a really great software that helps connect carriers with insurance companies who only need 'part-time' coverage and not paying full annual premium rates.
info_outline BLP 139: Scott Bradley of Big Rig Chrome Shop 03/15/2021
BLP 139: Scott Bradley of Big Rig Chrome Shop In today's episode, Jared talks with Scott Bradley of Big Rig Chrome Shop. Scott discusses what exactly you can find on their website and what they specialize in from everything chrome to cab lights and even train horns. You can find them here: www.bigrigchromeshop.com
info_outline BLP 137: Mike Lowry of Image Wash Products 03/01/2021
BLP 137: Mike Lowry of Image Wash Products In today's episode, Jared talks with Mike Lowry of Image Wash Products. Mike tells us all about their Touchless 1 & 2 to save time and money on washing and keeping the rig looking clean! Make sure and mention our 2 giveaways if you respond.
info_outline BLP 136: How to Calculate Fuel Surcharges 02/22/2021
BLP 136: How to Calculate Fuel Surcharges This show I bring back Wayne Levinson, CEO of BulkFR8 to dive deeper into how to calculate fuel surcharges, especially in an industry where freight rates are paid by the tonnage, bushels, or cwt. Wayne talks specifically about establishing a base fuel rate, figuring your average miles per gallon, and taking the current fuel average to create a fuel surcharge percentage.
info_outline BLP 135: Ryan Garber 02/15/2021
BLP 135: Ryan Garber Jared talks to Ryan Garber of GFI Transport in Mount Joy, PA talking about the history of their company into becoming a large bulk transport provider. GFI Transport is a family-owned trucking company specializing in hauling dry bulk commodities such as grain, feed ingredients, agricultural products, mulch, stone, fertilizer, coal, and alloys. Located in South Central Pennsylvania, our primary service area is the Northeast and regions east of the Mississippi.
info_outline BLP 134: Fuel Me 02/08/2021
BLP 134: Fuel Me On today's episode, Jared talks with Carlo Passacantando, CEO of Fuel.ME talking about their solution to provide fuel delivery to trucking companies, agriculture, and industrial. Now drivers can get filled up while at a rest stop or facility waiting to get unloaded.
info_outline BLP 132: BulkTMS 01/25/2021
BLP 132: BulkTMS Jared brings on Caleb Kindle of Bulk TMS to talk about BulkLoads.com's new Transportation Management System. BulkTMS is a collaborative platform that facilitates the sharing of supply chain information. Built specifically for the Bulk Freight Transportation Industry.
info_outline BLP 131: Bulkmatic 01/18/2021
BLP 131: Bulkmatic On today's episode, Jared has second-generation transport logistics professional and General Manager at Bulkmatic Transport Company, Benjamin Caplenor, on the show. Benjamin introduces us to Bulkmatic's new logistic/ brokerage arm for pneumatic freight. Jared and Benjamin discuss how this might accommodate small or medium size careers who might be looking for some additional volume.
info_outline BLP 130: Strategies and Business Planning for 2021 01/11/2021
BLP 130: Strategies and Business Planning for 2021 Today Jared visits with industry veteran Tim Brady. Tim will give us an update on industry trends and how to plan for the new year. Are you passing up business opportunities? When you do grow, how do you do so in a way that doesn't cause more harm than good?
info_outline BLP 128: Haul matches ‘gig’ drivers to fleets 12/28/2020
BLP 128: Haul matches ‘gig’ drivers to fleets On today's episode, Jared talks with Timothy Henry, Co-founder, and CEO of Haul. Tim talks about the problem in the industry finding drivers and is the solution to create more of an 'Uber' approach to matching up drivers on their terms.
info_outline BLP 127: Monroeville Freightliner 12/21/2020
BLP 127: Monroeville Freightliner On today's episode, Jared talks with Darin Stambaugh of Freightliner. They discuss how Freightliner has the largest market share of heavy-duty trucks and some of the latest automated technologies that are coming out.
info_outline BLP 126: Truckers Final Mile 12/14/2020
BLP 126: Truckers Final Mile On today's episode, Jared talks with Robert Palm of Truckers Final Mile. They discuss what happens to a carrier's load and remains when they pass while out on the road. Robert set up this great non-profit to assist families through these difficult situations. Learn how you can support your fellow carriers and Truckers Final Mile on this week's episode.
info_outline BLP 125 Booking Loads Direct from the Boards and Making Industry Relationships 12/07/2020
BLP 125 Booking Loads Direct from the Boards and Making Industry Relationships This show is with James Mitchell of Snoshu Ranch on the benefits he's had using BulkLoads.
info_outline BLP 124: Marketing in the Agribusiness and Trucking Industry 11/30/2020
BLP 124: Marketing in the Agribusiness and Trucking Industry On todays episode Jared has Business Made Simple Certified Coach, Bay Mourer, on to discuss marketing in Agribusiness and Trucking Industry and using Storybrand Marketing.
info_outline BLP 123: How To Treat Each Truck As Its Own Profit Center 11/23/2020
BLP 123: How To Treat Each Truck As Its Own Profit Center On today's episode Jared has Bulkload's all-star, Tim Brady, back on the show. Tim and Jared will be discussing scaling your business. Tim brings more insight about using existing trucks to pay finance additional trucks, and how to treat each truck as its own profit center. They also talk about hiring lease drivers versus company.