In this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve interviews Mike Lombard, owner-operator of Lombard Trucking, about the good, bad, and ugly of the trucking industry.

Lombard shares his family’s history in the business and his personal journey to becoming a driver. They discuss the challenges facing drivers in the supply chain industry, including the impact of the pandemic and perceived driver shortage talking points that lead to misinformation about the true problems in the trucking industry.

The listener will learn about challenges faced by truck drivers, the impact of AI on the industry, the importance of retention and treating drivers well, and issues related to truck parking, fraud, and division among drivers. The podcast also discusses the focus on identity politics in the information and service economy, the potential risks of AI and supply chain compromise, and the importance of finding solutions.

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Everything is Logistics is a podcast for the thinkers in freight. Hosted by Blythe Brumleve, she started the pod for her business, Digital Dispatch, where she helps freight companies get online and grow. Follow the show as we give one-person marketing team strategy from in the trenches and tell the stories of how your favorite stuff (and people!) make it from point A to B.

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About the Author

Blythe Brumleve
Blythe Brumleve
Creative entrepreneur in freight. Founder of Digital Dispatch and host of Everything is Logistics. Co-Founder at Jax Podcasters Unite. Board member of Transportation Marketing and Sales Association. Freightwaves on-air personality. Annoying Jaguars fan.

To read more about Blythe, check out her full bio here.