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Drilling Deep: Talent wars for freight brokers

Also on the podcast: another record-breaking milestone for the diesel market

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It isn’t just truck drivers who are in tight supply. It’s just as competitive for freight brokers.

On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, host John Kingston interviews Brent Orsuga, the head of Pinnacle Growth Advisors, on the red-hot market for freight brokers. His message: It’s just as much a battlefield there as the fight to get good drivers into the cab.

Also on the podcast, Kingston talks about how a long-forgotten rule from a few years ago that had its impact softened by the pandemic is starting to rear its head again in diesel markets.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.