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.
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.