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Drilling Deep: What the WorkHound feedback stream from drivers said in 2020

Information from those behind the wheel was both positive and negative

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When drivers get a chance to give anonymous feedback to their employers, they often use the services of WorkHound, a cell phone-based service that can send back their thoughts, good and bad.

Founder and CEO Max Farrell joined host John Kingston on the Drilling Deep podcast this week to talk about his company’s service and some of the things that drivers were saying during the notorious year of 2020. Some of it was good; some of it wasn’t so good. But they had a lot to say.

Also on this week’s podcast, Kingston discusses the government-imposed shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline and how there’s one group of workers who might benefit from it.

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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.