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Truckers vs brokers: Battle of the bottoming spot market (with video)

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On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude will be talking about the conflict between truckers and brokers as they battle for dollars in a bottoming spot market. What market forces are at play and how do you get ahead?

Plus guests:

Nicole Folz, a trucker who will share her story of contracting and recovering from COVID-19 as well as her efforts to get PPE to drivers.

Hope White, CEO of H.D. White Logistics, LLC will talk about operating during a pandemic and she’ll shed light on how big box retail is reacting.

George Abernathy, President at FreightWaves, will give us his take on the market, talk about working with remote teams, and hint at what he’ll be up to at FreightWaves LIVE @Home.

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  1. Art

    It isn’t brokers vs truckers. It’s middlemen vs leveraged front line contractor.

    Compare overhead and monthly expenses. Compare what % is left.

  2. Jeff Tappan

    Many brokers don’t have an after-hours staff, so any problems or issues with customers have to be dealt with in-house. Also, some customers use lumper services, who are paid hourly and just above minimum wage, so they’re in no hurry to receive freight. They don’t seem to be concerned about our hours.

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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster who hosts and produces FreightWaves' WHAT THE TRUCK?!? In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 15k 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.