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The Freight Project Podcast
32 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Building a Life of Logistics Love & Preparedness: From the Military to Civilian Logistics
On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode, I welcome Charles Walker, VP of Logistics Business Development for Aurora Global Solutions. Charles will talk about his love of logistics, which was first felt during his long career working in logistics and supply chain in 1984 when he joined the US Army.Charles will talk about what he’s learned from the military side of logistics and how he’s applying that today as a practitioner in the civilian world at Aurora Global solutions. This is a must-listen episode for those who want to learn a lot of wisdom and love logistics themselves.
34 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs
On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode, I welcome Jaron Klopstein, VP of Motus Logistics, a reseller of Cerasis technology and solution. On the episode, Jaron will discuss the case study, which won Cerasis and Motus the SMC3/Logistics Management Alliance Award for 2020, of two Cerasis customers Jaron was able to help solve problems for through the ideation of a collaborative technology solution including not only Cerasis but another freight technology provider.
34 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
The Growing Influence of Content Marketing in the Supply Chain
On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode, I welcome Sarah Barnes. Sarah is a longtime practitioner in the supply chain with strong ties to the industry originating in a family business focusing on the space. Sarah has worked at a 3PL, launching an innovative podcast there before venturing out on her own. She’s on the podcast today to share her knowledge about the increase in content marketing in the supply chain. She’ll share her deep insights of not only providing clients these services but how to stand out above the noise.While you are here, make sure you check out Sarah’s leading industry platform, which includes many media assets, including her own podcast, over at “Let’s Talk Supply Chain!”I hope you enjoy this exciting episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”
31 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
The State of the Freight Forwarding Industry & The Rise of Management Platforms
On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode, I welcome Miles Varghese, CEO & Co-Founder of the freight forwarding management platform, CargoLogik. In the episode, Miles and I will discuss the current state of the freight forwarding industry and how more forwarders are using SaaS-based management platforms to compete & bring efficiencies to their business.
30 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Shipping Rates for 2020: What does the Crystal Ball Say?
On today’s "The Freight Project Podcast" episode, I welcome back, for a fourth time, Kevin Hill, Co-Founder & President of CarrierLists & Director of Research at FreightWaves. Kevin and Adam Robinson will talk about where are things going in the world of freight by discussing activity in the industry and how the market will impact shipping rates for 2020.
32 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Robotics Process Automation (RPA): The Next Game Changer in Logistics
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Matt Motsick, CEO of RPA Labs, a full-service robotics process automation, AKA, RPA, solution for the logistics industry, developing software bots to automate processes, documents, and emails.
35 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Irina Rosca who brings to us a wealth of experience & knowledge. Irina is a true supply chain thought leader. Concurrently, she is the ounder sustainSCM, the Director of Supply Chain and Customer Success Operations at Helix OpCo, and host of “Supply Chain Minute Let’s Talk Supply Chain” YouTube Series. That’s why Irina is the perfect guest to talk about how supply chain leaders can utilize some best practices to improve inventory forecasting to get to a more optimized network.
24 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Logistics Industry Investments: A Conversation with an Investment Firm
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Toni Careccio of Edison Partners, a 33-year-old growth equity firm based out of Princeton NJ that invests in growth-stage Enterprise Solutions, FinTech, and Healthcare IT companies, and Toni’s focus is on logistics industry investments. Toni comes from a long line of family members who have worked in the logistics industry, and you could say it is in her blood!On the episode, Toni will share her unique perspective from the outside looking in as she looks out for logistics industry investments, but she brings something else to that eagle eye: she’s worked on a logistics technology solution herself, having helped found a company in the ELD space.
32 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
The State of Logistics Technology Investments
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Benjamin Gordon of Cambridge Capital, a capital investment firm with a focus on logistics & logistics technology. Ben is a long time veteran of the logistics industry, having first worked for a company that developed a TMS for 3PLs.In the episode, Ben will share his thoughts on the state of logistics technology investments and the market in general that he has gleaned in investments made by his firm and in his conversations with logistics technology leaders, especially at his recent conference held on January 22nd to January 24th of 2020. Now, at the time of this recording, this conference had not yet occurred but has now completed. Look out for the BGSA supply chain conference in 2021!
26 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Jeremy Curran President and Founder at Easy Logistics Management, helping freight shippers that align with his passions. Jeremy uses technology for efficiency in his business as a freight solutions company to not only improve his own business but to help shippers who are considering e-commerce channels to continue with excellent LTL shipping practices just as they have in more traditional shipping channels.In the episode, Jeremy and I will continue to expand upon the use of technology, primarily e-commerce, as a way for shippers to improve & gain new market share.
30 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
The Changing Face of Trucking Companies with NEXT Truckings Bobby Napiltonia
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome longtime technology disruptor, former SalesForce VP, entrepreneur, and Chief Relationship Officer, or as they call him Chief Trucker, of NEXT Trucking, Bobby Napiltonia. In the episode, Bobby and I will talk about the changing face of trucking companies as freight and trucking are amid disruption as the industry digitizes borne out of a need to build more trust, teamwork, and technology to take trucking and shipping to the next frontier.
25 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
The State of Payments in Logistics
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome payments expert, entrepreneur, Robin Gregg. Robin is also the CEO of RoadSync who is looking to streamline B2B payments across the entire logistics industry. On the episode, she’ll talk to the current state of payments in logistics and how there is an opportunity to improve the processes around payments from truckers to other logistics areas.
29 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Celadon Bankruptcy: What does it mean for Shippers & Employees
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome freight podcast extraordinaire, Timothy Dooner, Director of Audio & On-Air Podcast & Radio Host at FreightWaves, to talk about how FreightWaves’ industry-disrupting coverage of the freight industry brought the Celadon bankruptcy news to light, but also utilized their massive war chest of media assets to highlight the human impact to the drivers & other employees impacted by the bankruptcy. Tim will also speak to what a bankruptcy of the size of Celadon’s means for the industry at large as well as what it might mean for shippers.
33 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Technology
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Krenar Konami, founder & CEO of end-to-end supply chain visibility platform, at Tive, Inc. Krenar and I will have an in-depth discussion about what Krenar and his team are up to at Tive to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility for shippers, 3PLs, and carriers and the benefits that are realized when those entities have real-time information down to the shipment level.
31 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
Decarbonization is Coming to Container Shipping & What are the Impacts
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Peter Tirschwell, Senior Director of Content at the Journal of Commerce. Peter and I will talk about the state of decarbonization of freight, with the main focus of those efforts on container shipping. Peter will give his vast wisdom on the topic after having covered the industry on the front lines for 30 years. Peter will also address what’s coming up for this year’s TPM conference celebrating its 20th year, held in Long Beach in March of next year.
38 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Scaling & Leveraging Freight Resources Effectively
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” we have back the Cerasis Freight Desk Manager, Chris Longner, to speak about what his department is up to now and how Chris was able to come into Cerasis 4 years ago and help the freight desk scale by levering technology, metrics, and good communication. Chris lays out how a shipper could mirror what Chris did to scale during explosive growth at Cerasis to leverage freight resources more effectively and aid, without a missed step, our customers in achieving their goals.
28 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Improving Trucking Marketing & How to Work with Industry Influencers
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome Blythe Brumleve, Founder of Trucking Focused digital marketing agency, Digital Dispatch, to talk about how companies who are looking to reach truckers can improve trucking marketing using new digital marketing tools and how trucking influencers may help in achieving marketing goals.
40 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome longtime logistics technology entrepreneur, all-around great guy, and CEO of Manning's Truck Brokerage, Charley Dehoney to talk about the current state of the digitization of freight and how digitization and the use of more technology in freight is impacting the industry and all the players within it.
29 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Why LTL Shippers are Increasing Final Mile Use
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome back, for a third time, Cerasis Account Executive, Mark Burdette to talk about why LTL shippers are increasing their use of final mile in order to meet customer expectations.
29 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
A Look at the Freight Technology Landscape & How Tech Builds Trust
On today’s “The Freight Project Podcast,” I welcome founder and CEO of SimpliShip, Cory Margand to talk about the role of freight technology to not only aid shippers and the industry at large in gaining efficiency and better data flows, but also how technology is allowing humans to focus on building trust.
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