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J.B. Hunt’s Shelley Simpson: From customer service rep to president of a multibillion dollar carrier

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to J.B. Hunt’s Shelley Simpson about her remarkable journey to become company president. Simpson started as an hourly customer service rep in 1994 and has gone on to become one of the most powerful women in freight.

Simpson shares her perspective on career growth, intermodal and rail strikes, driver appreciation and living up to the company motto of people, technology and capacity. 

OneRail COO Jeff Flowers joins us hot on the heels of some bad news from FedEx. Will the rest of final mile suffer the same fate? Also, what are the best final-mile strategies to succeed this holiday season?

We did it: FreightVana’s post got over 300 likes and now Lars Ward, Joshua Brees and Ricky Camacho are here in Bob’s Burgers cosplay to talk about promoting yourself online, the market and other distractions.

Sarah Eggleston, VP of supply chain solutions sales at Redwood Logistics, knows a better way to manage your freight utilizing a 3PL partner and she’s here to share how.

Plus, flatbed close calls; bad driver appreciation week displays; robots infiltrating crime scenes; the band lineup for F3; and more.

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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster, content producer and host who is currently the director of audio at FreightWaves and the creative director of Back The Truck Up. In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. He produces and co-hosts the hit podcast and FreightWavesTV show, WHAT THE TRUCK?!? WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 10k subscribers in the supply chain and trucking niche. Dooner has been in freight since 2005 and has held directors positions in operations, sales, consulting, and marketing. He has worked with FedEx, Reebok, Adidas, L.L. Bean, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, and many more high level clients across the full spectrum of the supply chain. He was a featured speaker at TEDx Chattanooga.