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Building a Logistics Technology Lab with Ryder’s Nate Robert

In this episode, Blythe and Nate Robert, founder of logistics startup Baton, discuss how his company was acquired by Ryder to build out their new Silicon Valley-based technology lab. The goal of the 40-person lab consisting of engineers, designers, and product managers is to solve pain points identified through engagement with Ryder operators. This includes tackling the driver efficiency issue of only 6.5 productive hours out of an 11-hour driving day.LINKS:Ryder's WebsitePress Release: Ryder Establishes Silicon Valley-Based Technology Lab Led by Founders of Start-Up BatonNate's LinkedInWATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Tai TMS is designed to streamline your brokerage operations and propel growth for both FTL and LTL shipment cycles. Book a demo with the Tai team today and tell them Everything is Logistics sent you Maximize your website’s performance as a sales tool with Digital Dispatch’s website management....

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The Most Interesting Things We Saw at Manifest

Grace Sharkey is back for a special live edition of Freight Friends recorded during Manifest: The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics in Las Vegas. Discussed on the show are the latest visibility technology and the problems that still need to be solved to achieve true end-to-end solutions, along with some of our favorite booths and trade show marketing on the 500-square-foot expo floor. Also, shout out to Zehl Logistics for hosting us at their podcast booth, which was a genius way of getting foot traffic, social media content, and making genuine connections. LINKS: Grace’s LinktreeLessons from 15 Years at TQL with Chris FieldsWATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Tai TMS is designed to streamline your brokerage operations and propel growth for both FTL and LTL shipment cycles. Book a demo with the Tai team today and tell them Everything is Logistics sent you Maximize your website’s performance as a sales tool with Digital Dispatch’s website management....

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How To Approach Website Redesigns

In this episode, Blythe explains how to organize a website redesign project into phases based on priority, starting with an MVP launch before adding other features. Listeners are presented with tips for gathering the necessary "ingredients" ahead of time - such as detailed page outlines, text, images, bios, etc. - to make development smoother. Other audience takeaways include strategies for getting stakeholder buy-in early, while also limiting feedback rounds later to avoid getting derailed by too many opinions.RELATED LINKS:Quick Website and Marketing Wins in 2024What I’ve Learned After Hosting 30+ WebsitesHow To Stop Annoying Your Website Visitors---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Tai TMS is designed to streamline your brokerage operations and propel growth for both FTL and LTL shipment cycles. Book a demo with the Tai team today and tell them Everything is Logistics sent you Maximize your website’s performance as a sales tool with Digital Dispatch’s website management....

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How Relay Payments Fights Fraud and Fosters Relationships

In this episode, Blythe discusses fighting fraud and the value of great customer service with Meghann Erhart, EVP at Relay Payments. She emphasizes customer service rooted in empathy, honed through over 15 years in the industry and firsthand experiences with drivers. Meghann also stresses the importance of kindness and fostering strong relationships within the freight community.LINKS:Relay Payments' WebsiteMeghann's LinkedInWATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Tai TMS is designed to streamline your brokerage operations and propel growth for both FTL and LTL shipment cycles. Book a demo with the Tai team today and tell them Everything is Logistics sent you Maximize your website’s performance as a sales tool with Digital Dispatch’s website management....

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A Freight Sales Masterclass with MoLo Co-Founder Stephan Mathis

In this episode, Blythe discusses the art of freight sales with 15-year industry veteran and former MoLo cofounder, Stephan Mathis. He shares tips on building trust and long-term partnerships, overcoming adversity to strengthen relationships, leveraging storytelling and reviews to stand out, and developing a personal brand on LinkedIn, as well as providing more invaluable advice for new and experienced brokers alike.  Overall, this episode serves as a masterclass on setting a brokerage up for long-term success!LINKS:Stephan's LinkedInStephan's WebsiteWATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Tai TMS is designed to streamline your brokerage operations and propel growth for both FTL and LTL shipment cycles. Book a demo with the Tai team today and tell them Everything is Logistics sent you Maximize your website’s performance as a sales tool with Digital Dispatch’s website management....

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What It Takes to Make It in the Freight Brokerage Business

In this episode, Blythe interviews Anita Bassi, Vice President of People and Operations at  SPI Logistics. They discuss her career journey in the freight industry, the day-to-day challenges freight agents face, and the unique way SPI supports its agents through technology assistance and proactive fraud prevention to reduce turnover and cultivate enduring partnerships. Anita also emphasizes the importance of networking and continual career development for freight agents to stay competitive, as well as offers advice to agents looking to thrive in this fast-evolving industry.LINKS: Anita's LinkedInVisit SPI Logistics' WebsiteCheck out SPI’s Freight Agent Program---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Maximize your website’s performance and security with Digital Dispatch’s web hosting and management. ---------------------------------------------ABOUT THE PODCAST: Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Follow EIL host Blythe Brumleve on social: LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube...

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Freight Friends: Freight Drama, Building Personal Brand, and Logistics of Magnets and Flowers

Grace Sharkey and Blythe Brumleve are back with another episode of Freight Friends! This time the duo discusses the ongoing legal cage match between Project44 and FourKites that could set new precedents around corporate libel laws. They also focus on relationship-building over product-pushing to stand out among the 33% rise in freight brokers vying for business. Other takeaways include fascinating details about the logistics process, like magnetizing metals for industrial uses and shipping planes packed with a million Valentine's flowers.LINKS: Grace’s LinktreeProject44 vs. Fourkites Cage MatchBuilding an Audience Tips in 2024Logistics of Valentines Day Flowers---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Maximize your website’s performance and security with Digital Dispatch’s web hosting and management. ---------------------------------------------ABOUT THE PODCAST: Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Follow EIL host Blythe Brumleve on social: LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube...

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The Future of Freight Broker Software

In this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve and Walter "Mitch" Mitchell, CEO of Tai Software, discuss logistics innovations that will revolutionize operations and accounting workflows for freight brokers in 2024 and beyond. Mitch highlights automation and AI breakthroughs that slash manual tasks by up to 90% while making shipments more profitable. He also shares best practices for system migrations, untangling carrier relationships, and using data to gain competitive advantage. LINKS:Check out Tai TMSConnect with Mitch on Linkedin---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Maximize your website’s performance and security with Digital Dispatch’s web hosting and management. ---------------------------------------------ABOUT THE PODCAST: Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Follow EIL host Blythe Brumleve on social: LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube...

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Quick Website and Marketing Wins in 2024

In this episode of the "Everything Is Logistics" podcast, host Blythe Brumleve discusses quick website wins and improvements for 2024, building on a previous episode from 2023. She emphasizes the importance of owning your website as a key platform you control, unlike social media and using it to build trust and facilitate conversions. The goal is to craft an experience where visitors easily find social channels, convert to leads or book sales meetings.---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Maximize your website’s performance and security with Digital Dispatch’s web hosting and management. ---------------------------------------------ABOUT THE PODCAST: Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Follow EIL host Blythe Brumleve on social: LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube...

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How the Manifest Conference Doubled Attendance

Manifest is one of the fastest-growing supply chain conferences, more than doubling attendance within just a couple years. In this episode, host Blythe Brumleve interviews Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Manifest/Connective, Dan Reiss, about what has fueled this explosive growth. He explains how Manifest differentiated itself from other logistics events by focusing on the latest technologies across the entire supply chain, not just freight and logistics operations. By curating innovative startups and creating unique, experiential activations - from puppy lounges to mocktail bars to hair salons - Manifest created a welcoming, engaging environment that keeps attendees coming back year after year.LINKS:Manifest VegasDan's LinkedIn---------------------------------------------THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!Are you experienced in freight sales or already an independent freight agent? Listen to our Freight Agent Trenches interview series powered by SPI Logistics to hear directly from the company's agents on how they took the leap and found a home with SPI freight agent program. Maximize your website’s performance and security with Digital Dispatch’s web hosting and management. ---------------------------------------------ABOUT THE PODCAST: Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Follow the podcast to never miss an episode. Follow EIL host Blythe Brumleve on social: LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube...

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