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Roy Cox, Best Logistics Group

JP Hampstead from FreightWaves talks to Roy Cox, President of Best Logistics Group, about his multi-decade career in transportation. We discuss the history of Best Logistics, based in Kernersville, North Carolina, and how Cox started there as a dispatcher. Other topics in our conversation included Best's strong asset-light business, the current state of the freight market, and the decision-making role of top executives in a complex transportation company. 


Karen Smerchek, Veriha Trucking

JP Hampstead from FreightWaves and Karen Smerchek, the President of Veriha Trucking, based in Marinette, Wisconsin, have a conversation about her second-generation leadership of the truckload carrier founded by her father. We also talk about the pros and cons of a national versus regional network, and Veriha's strategic decision eight years ago to achieve lane density by focusing on the Midwest and Northeast. 

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Josh Kaburick, Earl L. Henderson Trucking

JP Hampstead from FreightWaves talks with Josh Kaburick, CEO at Henderson Trucking, about the role technology has played in improving back-office productivity and what differentiates brokerages when the market softens. We also discuss the refreshing openness and flexibility with which FMCSA Administrator Martinez has approached the trucking industry.