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Podcast: How to Achieve 10 Miles Per Gallon

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Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast.

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Today marks an exciting mile marker in the world of transportation. We proudly announce the launch of “Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast” hosted by Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer at Truckstop. In each episode, Hutto will explore the evolving freight market to help carriers and brokers improve their practices for greater profitability and longevity in a quickly evolving industry. 

Tune in to uncover the driving forces behind thriving trucking businesses, as well as learn everything you need to know about freight logistics. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or trying to break into trucking, we have something for everyone. So buckle up and join us as we uncover why the trucking industry is crucial to keep this great nation moving. 

Henry Albert: From Private Carries to President of Albert Transport

In our first episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast, host Brent Hutto is joined by Henry Albert, President of Albert Transport, to discuss his successful career in the trucking industry. 

Albert initially started with private carriers, building sales skills and a solid knowledge base to eventually manage three trucks. But one thing Albert noticed was a lack of accountability for low performance and poor management from the top down. 

Despite the company’s growth over, attributed to shifts in procedures and eliminating silos, Albert worked to figure out how they could hit number one the next quarter.

“Everybody worked together, and it was a beautiful thing that we went from, I think, 38th branch in the country to second in one year.”

Having turned the company around, he decided his next venture would be to take a shot at running an owner-operator business—on his own terms.

Toothpaste: The Key to Success

Starting as an owner-operator is no small feat. Shippers are often reluctant to work with you because you’re just one person with one truck. But Henry approached this predicament with the help of a fresh perspective on brand loyalty— and a tube of toothpaste.

Henry shares a tale of getting home and finding a sample tube of Colgate toothpaste in his mailbox. “Most people are pretty loyal to their brand…and the shippers, there’s somebody else already hauling that freight before you walk in that door before you make that phone call. Why are they gonna use me? I got to thinking about that.”

Taking a lesson from the toothpaste sample, he began to offer introductory rates to shippers, giving them a glimpse into his service offerings before signing them on at the normal rate.

Achieving 10 Miles Per Gallon

Henry had always been passionate about efficiency, and that passion is exactly how he achieved an average of ten miles per gallon across his trucks, compared to the typical average of five or six miles per gallon. 

According to Henry, it’s achievable for everyone, and he outlines how you, too, can achieve 10 MPG.

To find out more about Henry’s story, tune into this episode of Freight Nation: A Trucking Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform.

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