Life by the Mile

Life by the Mile

A cutting-edge podcast creatively communicating the fast paced and ever changing world of trucking and logistics. We define trends, a changing marketplace and the stories of drivers and their families.

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May 18, 2022 34 min

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Visit our website: https://www.lifebythemile.com 

Get to know our company: https://www.freightworkstransport.com 

Apply for one of our jobs: https://intelliapp.driverapponline.com/m/freightworksinc?r=youtube 

Apple Podcast: https://link.lifebythemile.com/applepod 

Google Podcast: https://link.lifebythemile.com/googlepod 

Amazon Music: https://link.lifebythemile.com/amusic 

Spotify: https://link.lifebythemile.com/spotpod 

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Driver Boyce Tucker is married to a woman from Ukraine. His wife wanted to bring her mother to the States this year, but that proved difficult as the situation in their home country started to unravel and tensions rose. It didn’t help that her mother’s health issues would make travel more difficult. As a veteran, Boyce has always stood for peace while he was in the service, and upon coming home all those years ago he has always mad...
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Have you ever felt like you were at the right time? It’s a universal assist when everything falls perfectly into place, and you’re exactly where you need to be. Mr. Motorkote Ed Gibbs speaks of many instances where he was just at the perfect place at the perfect time - reading two 30-second commercials that launched his radio career, meeting Kenny Rogers, and his role in the massive launch success of Motorkote all those years ago. ...
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April 28, 2022 32 min
Shain Ferriss has been living the #truckdriverlife. Even today as the president of his own company Greenmiles Inc., Shain continues to reminisce about some of the best places to drive through, his hole-in-the-wall food spot discoveries, and tips to both truck drivers and motorists so that we can all have a safe time on the road. In any capacity, being in the trucking industry prepares you for so much in life - it toughens you up as...
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April 27, 2022 20 min
We live in an age where online services and apps are created daily to help make life easier. For businesses, especially in the trucking industry, some of the best apps and services are those that help streamline operations. If it can simplify a process, then the faster freight gets shipped out. Drivers get more time, businesses save more resources. That desire to streamline and simplify is at the heart of truckstop.com’s efforts. I...
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April 26, 2022 30 min
Many trucks stood out at the 50th Mid-America Trucking Show - massive rigs with bright colors, customized trucks, and eye-catching designs. But those who know their history caught a true showstopper at the heart of the expo - a 1937 Linn Halftrack with a Hercules engine, owned by Mr. Gary Tetz. He also was able to secure a photo of the very same tractor in action back in 1962, working on a town road and snow plowing. While Gary has...
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Chris Gonzalez has been around the block in almost all aspects of the trucking industry - he was a lumper before he joined the military, became a bilingual fleet manager, freight agent, brokerage manager, and now Clean Harbor’s Driver Recruitment Engagement Manager. With the industry looking highs and lows, Chris wants the trucking industry to shape up while enjoying the ups, so that they’ll be ready for any downs. From driver ret...
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April 25, 2022 28 min
There was a time when truck drivers were also called “Knights of the Road”, honor-bound to carry America’s economy, deliver every single day, and help out drivers-in-distress when needed. Truck driving remains to be a noble job that allows one to enjoy the freedom of living life on the open road. When Women In Trucking was founded in 2007, only 3% of America’s truck drivers were women. It has since grown to 10% in 2020, and they h...
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April 25, 2022 28 min
A long time ago, there were no alternatives to how to weigh your truck and trailer. Finding truck scales can be a tedious process that can waste a very precious commodity that we can never make back - TIME. While these are all necessary steps to make sure that drivers and their trucks remain safe while on the road imagine the time spent on this process: Drive truck to the scale Get out of the truck Proceed to the truck stop Wait ...
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What do companies need to do to become one of the best trucking companies to work for? Whether it’s adapting to new technology or streamlining application processes, trucking companies in 2022 are moving forward and looking to implement solutions to challenges and problems so that they can grow as a company, have the best drivers in their families, and improve retention rate as we roll through the year. While technological solution...
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Aside from navigating through industry trends, the transportation and logistics industry is working hard to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat climate change. In the next few years, the American Petroleum Institute is looking at significant improvements especially concerning the trucking industry with the development of new diesel engine oils. The new category of engine oils will not only be more environmentally f...
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Imagine driving a truck in a world with better fuel economy - more work done for less cost, and a lot of time saved. That’s the future that the North American Council for Freight Efficiency envisions in the future. For NACFE, there are many ways to achieve better freight efficiency that truck companies should be looking at right now, and that is at the heart of their advocacy. NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth joins Life By The M...
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How can trucking companies reach out to the next generation of drivers? It is important for every company to entice more young talent to start their careers in the trucking industry. There are many career opportunities in the trucking industry, and the challenge is to present these to young people in a way that is aspirational, enticing, challenging, and fulfilling. Here’s where the Next Generation in Trucking Association steps in ...
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When drivers look for the best truck companies to work for, they consider more than just the highest paying truck companies or the promise of more home time. And when recruiters find the particular deep why, or a set of specific needs their company can supply, they find that their new driver-partners go the extra mile just because they as a company were willing to do the same. Forward Air’s Director for Talent Marketing and OTR De...
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Kaylee Nix is one of FreightWaves’ most outstanding voices - she is the lead anchor and producer of FREIGHTWAVES NOW, a daily 2-hour news program, as well as the host of At Your Doorstep. And what better way to get a pulse on the latest in the industry than by attending the TIA 2022 conference. Life By The Mile got to catch up with Kaylee and FreightWorks’ own Jordan Kidd, who also attended TIA 2022, to get an update on what issue...
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Freight Tech nerd, FreightWaves writer and podcaster Grace Sharkey is passion personified. She believes that adapting to technological advancements in the industry can positively impact the experience for everyone in the supply chain - the one industry that she believes affects everyone. Through her two podcasts on FreightWaves, and with her upcoming show on SiriusXM, Grace wants to create and share content to help other people gai...
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Life on the road for truck drivers is serious business, and if their health is neglected, it could lead to serious health problems as well. The Center For Disease control found some common health problems among truck drivers - obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, and cancer. If these problems are left unchecked, it could very well lead to them losing their commercial driving license. Dr. Mark Manera, founder of ...
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Without trucks, without truck drivers, America stops moving. It is important to make sure that the trucking industry’s heart and soul are always heard. But the reality of the situation today is that there is still a high turnover rate with truck drivers - they work for a company for a few months, then they seek opportunities elsewhere. There could be a lot of factors that lead to this - but what if we could do away with assumption...
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Dean Croke has seen most of it, if not all of it, in the trucking industry. He has a strong background in trucking operations, data science, business intelligence, data analytics, and so much more. As the trucking industry evolves, so too must company owners and their approach to improvement with more data-backed decisions. Life By The Mile sits down with DAT Freight and Analytics’ Principal Analyst, to talk about market trends, wh...
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