Truck Talk by eTruckBiz

Truck Talk by eTruckBiz

Conversations with FedEx Ground Contractors discussing the latest topics of the day. Each episode is lively and packed full of expert advice lasting around 30 minutes. Listen today!

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December 8, 2021 22 min
Management training, or employee development, is required in today's transportation industry from long haul to last mile delivery. If you're interested in learning how to run a fedex ground business, this is an informative episode
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Whether you're recruiting truck drivers or delivery drivers it's always been challenging, but it's especially challenging in today's environment. What's the solution? The answer is that transportation companies need to always recruit - not hire. Recruiting is not hiring. It's building up bench strength.
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We are chatting with Kevin Hicks who is an investment advisor that assists investors wanting to own FedEx Ground Contracting business. He talks about the importance of having financial, administrative and people skills on the leadership team. He also covers tips for SBA loans and the importance of seeking out professional training. If you're wanting to be a Contractor, you'll learn from someone who has successfully set up m...
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This is Part 2 of two episodes. We are chatting with Todd Richardson about the challenges he overcame when starting up his FedEx Ground Contracting business. He talks about paying drivers by the hour, setting driver goals, adapting to changes, scheduling drivers and much more. If you're a current Contractor, you can relate. If you are wanting to be a Contractor, you'll learn a lot. https://www.etruckbiz.com/business-coachin...
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This is Part 1 of two episodes. We are chatting with Todd Richardson about the challenges he overcame when starting up his FedEx Ground Contracting business. He talks about interacting with the business seller, the fleet of vehicles that came with the business, and much more. If you're a current Contractor, you can relate. If you are wanting to be a Contractor, you'll learn a lot. https://www.etruckbiz.com/business-coaching...
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Our guests in this episode discuss the value of spin off reports and why they are critical to a successful sale of a portion of your contracted service area. More information can be found at https://www.etruckaec.com/services.html #fedexground #fedex #entrepreneur
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In this episode, Ben Weil welcomes Rox Ann Brewer, a professional recruiter, who affords years of experience sourcing and screening driver candidates.  Ms. Brewer is a former small business owner, and she previously managed a large trucking fleet. If you're a FedEx Ground Contractor, this podcast is for you.
More information can be found at https://www.etruckbiz.com/driver-recruiting.html #fedexground #fedex #entrepreneur #recru...
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Listen to guys from the northwest who used business coaching to overcome the many challenges of a start-up business. Whether you're thinking about getting in the business, or have been in it for years, an outside perspective may provide invaluable insight.
More information can be found at https://www.etruckbiz.com/business-coaching.html #fedexground #fedex #entrepreneur
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Our guests in this episode discuss the value of knowing what types of information are critical to a successful negotiation and why it's important to understand your data. You have one shot to get it right. More information can be found at https://www.etruckbiz.com/negotiations.html #fedexground #fedex #entrepreneur
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Our guests in this episode discuss the various types of fuel fraud committed against transportation companies and what leaders can do to prevent it from happening at their own companies.
More information can be found at https://www.etruckbiz.com/fuel-management-program.html #fedexground #fedex #gasoline #diesel
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Listen to a conversation with Mike Gavio from Merchants Fleet explaining the features and benefits of fleet financing and management works for ISPs. Free up capital, limit maintenance fees and gain fleet flexibility. #fedex #fedexground #merchantsfleet
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This conversation is about local size limitations FedEx Ground Contractors coming up in 2021. If you are a FedEx Ground Contractor, or are thinking of becoming one, this is solid advice you should know this year.
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A FedEx Ground contractor joins host, Ben Weil, and eTruckBiz CEO, Jeff Walczak, for a look into upcoming changes in 2021. Topics include how to make higher profit margins, selling off parts of a transportation company, and management training.
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Truck and van drivers employed by FedEx Ground Contractors have traditionally received their pay by the day. However, it's now time to convert that system to hourly pay for a variety of financial and legal reasons. If you are a FedEx Ground Contractor, or are employed by one, this is for you. #fedexground #fedexlife
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In this episode a FedEx Ground Contractor from Arkansas and his manager talk about their experiences surviving the peak delivery season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus, they tell us what they wish they had known beforehand in order to be better prepared.
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This episode is a conversation with two long-time FedEx Ground Contractors from Indiana who have hired, onboarded and trained many drivers and managers over the years. Topics include length of time to train, technology used, equipment considerations, leadership techniques, and more. They also talk about The Smith System and its meaning. If you're looking to buy a FedEx Ground business, or if you're a long-time Contractor yo...
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This is a conversation with a real FedEx Ground Contractor who has worked with eTruckBiz for recruiting new drivers. He talks about what people who are buying FedEx Ground businesses need to know and tips for other long-timer Contractors. We have preached for years that most problems faced by FedEx Ground Contractors can be tracked back to a lack of continuous recruiting. #fedex #fedexground #recruiting #hiring
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This episode is an honest conversation with an eTruckBiz Customer who worked with a coach to implement the new Dynamic Route Optimization (DRO) pre-load system for FedEx Ground.
More information can be found at https://www.etruckbiz.com/dro-setup.html #fedexground #fedex #dro
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