The Relay

– Episode 35

Truck Talk: Performance, Recruitment, and Market Trends with Brett Hutchins

In this episode of The Relay, host Sarah Williams talks with Brett Hutchins, an owner-operator here at Gulf Relay. During the conversation, the two talk about the multifaceted role as a driver, owner-operator, and recruiter. They delve into the intricacies of truck driving, discussing the importance of driver performance, fuel efficiency, and the challenges of recruiting in the industry. Brett underscores the necessity of critical thinking for drivers and the crucial role of communication between the operations team and drivers. The conversation also covers market trends, the significance of strong relationships within the company, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Performance Data Analysis (0:32)
  • Recruiting and Education (4:32)
  • Challenges of Truck Driving (5:52)
  • Market Conditions and Communication (13:42)
  • Company events (18:01)
  • Farewell and Gratitude (20:20)
  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!

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