In this episode of The Relay, Brett Hutchins, an owner-operator and trainer at Gulf Relay, discusses the importance of sales in the transportation industry and the mathematical skills required for truck drivers. He emphasizes the need for drivers to optimize fuel economy and control expenses, including managing idle percentage and speed, and purchasing diesel exhaust fluid on the yard. Brett also highlights the crucial role of various team members in the transportation industry, from fleet managers to drivers while also encouraging drivers, particularly owner-operators, to maximize their earnings in the challenging freight market.
Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
The importance of sales in the transportation industry (0:56)
Math skills that successful drivers possess (2:04)
Tips on optimizing fuel economy and controlling expenses (5:43)
Final thoughts and takeaways (7:47)
The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!