While women are a minority in freight and definitely in C-suite and leadership positions, these women deserve all the praise for the work they’ve accomplished in the past and the future.

In this always-updated post, we’ll copy over conversations we have with other women in logistics and use this as a resource page to continue shining that light on them throughout the year.

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Below is the custom ‘Women in Logistics’ playlist for the audio version of each episode mentioned in this post. If you’d like to see the video versions of these discussions, just click on their respective show link below:



Freight Friends with Grace Sharkey

In our monthly recurring series, Grace Sharkey and Blythe Brumleve chat about the top stories in logistics, freight tech and marketing plus their favorite source-to-porch stories.



How Relay Payments Fights Fraud and Fosters Relationships

In this episode, Blythe discusses fighting fraud and the value of great customer service with Meghann Erhart, EVP at Relay Payments. She emphasizes customer service rooted in empathy, honed through over 15 years in the industry and firsthand experiences with drivers. Meghann also stresses the importance of kindness and fostering strong relationships within the freight community.



What Do Truckers Want? Insights from Drive My Way’s Beth Potratz

This episode features Beth Potratz, founder and CEO of Drive My Way, discussing driver recruiting, retention, and helping drivers find fulfilling jobs. She explains what drivers want today, and how carriers can better communicate with and support drivers through feedback loops. Providing valuable perspectives on improving the driver experience, she also discusses personalized recruiting platforms and nurturing driver relationships.



What It Takes to Make It in the Freight Brokerage Business with Anita Bassi

In this episode, Blythe interviews Anita Bassi, Vice President of People and Operations at  SPI Logistics. They discuss her career journey in the freight industry, the day-to-day challenges freight agents face, and the unique way SPI supports its agents through technology assistance and proactive fraud prevention to reduce turnover and cultivate enduring partnerships. Anita also emphasizes the importance of networking and continual career development for freight agents to stay competitive, as well as offers advice to agents looking to thrive in this fast-evolving industry.



How Transfix Breaks Down the Sales and Marketing Silos with Carly Gunby

Blythe Brumleve is joined by Carly Gunby, who at the time of recording was VP of Sales Strategy and Marketing at TransFix, but has since been promoted to VP of Shipper Success and Sales–which deserves a big congrats! On this episode of Everything is Logistics, Carly discusses the growing relationship between digital freight brokerages and traditional freight brokerages. She’s sharing her experience on how to help the sales and marketing teams in freight work better together.



Fighting for Freight Brokers with TIA’s CEO Anne Reinke

In this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumley interviews Ann Reinke, the President and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). They discuss their shared love for football and Reinke’s career background, including her 16 years with CSX in government affairs before moving into the brokerage world. The episode focuses on the role of TIA and the importance of logistics in transportation.



The Trucker Tools Vision with CEO Kary Jablonski

This episode features Kary Jablonski, CEO of Trucker Tools, talking about building a carrier relationship management platform for the freight industry. She discusses Trucker Tools’ origins, growth, partnerships, and products helping small fleets and owner-operators compete through technology. Listen to learn how Trucker Tools is driving digital freight bookings and combating fraud in freight.



Building the Most Badass Event in Logistics: The Manifest Story

In this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve welcomes Courtney Muller, the President at Manifest and Chief Corporate Development Officer at Connective, to talk about building the most badass event in logistics.

In the conversation, we cover the strategy behind building not only knowledge-based discussions but also experiences that bring out the conversation naturally among strangers–which is a major key when networking with folks you might not see all that often.



The Schneider Evolution with CCO Erin Van Zeeland

On this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve interviews Erin Van Zeeland, the chief commercial officer, SVP and GM of logistics at Schneider about the evolution of the logistics industry and the company. Erin shares her story of how Schneider recruited her from Penn State and introduced her to the world of logistics.



SaaS Strategy with Redwood Logistics’ Christina Ryan

Redwood Logistics may be one of the top freight companies in the world but the software ecosystem they’re building is right on par with being some of the best offerings in all of supply chain. Not only do they have a proprietary set of software but they’re the first to offer Logistics Software as a Service, aka LPass, which is the ability to plug into the same software logistics companies are already using to supercharge their tech stack.



How Pitney Bowes Refines Their E-Commerce Operations with Stephanie Cannon

In this episode of Everything is Logistics, host Blythe Brumleve interviews Stephanie Cannon, SVP at Pitney Bowes, about her background in logistics and how she fell in love with the industry. Cannon shares that she started as an industrial engineer in college and landed her first co-op job with UPS, which ultimately led to a full-time job offer and participation in their management trainee program. She discusses the importance of understanding all facets of a logistics company and the value of hands-on experience.



The Evolution of the TMSA: A Century of Marketing and Sales in Transportation

The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) has been around for nearly 100 years, and with their upcoming flagship event, Elevate, happening in just a couple of weeks, we’ve got TMSA’s executive director Jennifer Karpus-Romain on the show to talk all about it along with what prospective members can gain from joining the  TMSA.



Transfix CMO Rachel Meranus on building a high-performance marketing team

Rachel Meranus started in public relations but found her way into marketing during her career. She has held the position of chief marketing officer (CMO) four times and is now the chief revenue and marketing officer at Transfix. During this discussion, she covers her time as Chief Marketing Officer, the rebranding of Transfix 2022, and the process of constructing a high-performance marketing team.



Using Social Media to Grow Your Brokerage Business and Personal Brand with Shay Dixon

In this episode, Blythe welcomes CEO of SCALE Logistics, Shay Lynn Dixon, to discuss using social media to grow your brokerage business and personal media brand. They chat about their personal histories in the logistics industry and how they got to where they are today. Dixon shares how she started in the industry and how her previous job taught her the basic skill set that she needed for her current business. The episode emphasizes the importance of leveraging social media to build a brand and connect with potential clients.



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.