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Welcome to MTA's new podcast, Trucking Success and Safety. Stream the latest episodes on the player below, or through your favorite podcast streaming platforms including: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and iHeart. 

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Episodes

Episode 7: 2020 MTA Driver of the Year, Scott Smith Talks All Things Trucking With MTA President John Hausladen

In this episode, MTA President John Hausladen sits down to talk with MTA’s 2020 Driver of the Year, Scott Smith, driver for BarOle Trucking, to learn more about his 42 years in the trucking industry and what it’s taken to log over 4.6 million safe driving miles throughout his career. 
Thanks to MTA member, Trimble, for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. For more information on Trimble, visit www.transportation.trimble.com

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Episode 6: Workforce Engagement Strategies that Work

A knowledgeable panel of trucking and workforce experts share their workforce engagement strategies and how to leverage technology and resources, no matter the size of your workforce.

Episode 5: Building Better Coaching Programs 

In this episode, David Foster of Bay & Bay will talk with Todd Haag of Coborn’s and Katie Talcott of Dedicated logistics about building better coaching programs. These three experts will share their experiences and best practices on how to connect with drivers and create coaching programs that really work. Let’s get into the episode. 

Episode 4: 2019 Driver of the Year Scott Post Talks All Things Trucking

MTA President John Hausladen sits down to talk with MTA's 2019 Driver of the Year, Scott Post, professional driver for Spartan Logistics, a contracted service provider for FedEx Ground. Scott and John talk all things trucking including how Scott got started in the industry, what has changed over the course of his career, and what it has taken to log over 2.5 million safe-driving miles. Thank you to Trimble for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. For more information on Trimble, visit: www.transportation.trimble.com

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Episode 3: From Idea to Action- Taking a Chance on Change with Tom Wintz, CEO of Total Logistics, Inc.


In this episode, Tom Wintz, President and CEO of Dedicated Logistics, takes us from idea to action, sharing his experience turning big ideas into reality and making impactful strategic change, all while successfully working within the framework of day-to-day operations. Since founding Dedicated Logistics in 1995, Tom has been at the forefront of innovation, both for his customers and the trucking industry. His recipe for success is simple. Be a problem solver and don’t be afraid to take a chance on change. 

Episode 2: Safety Best Practices Practices for Driver Orientation, Drug & Alcohol Testing and HOS Exemptions

Hear from a panel of safety experts sharing best practices surrounding driver orientation, drug & alcohol testing, and HOS exemptions in this current COVID-19 environment. In this episode the panel discusses orientations and bringing on new drivers/employees, safety within company at work sites, what drivers are encountering at customer locations, hours of service exemptions, process for drivers to follow, what are customers telling them, and D&A testing exemptions and documentation.  Thank you to Trimble for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. For more information on Trimble, visit: www.transportation.trimble.com

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Episode 1: Health and Safety Best Practices in Trucking Operations

In this episode, “Health and Safety Best Practices in Trucking Operations,” four MTA carrier members share new practices they’ve implemented among their fleets to address driver health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis. This panel discussion was recorded as part of a series of COVID-19 webinars offered by the MTA. More information on these webinars as well as important COVID-19 trucking updates and resources can all be found by visiting www.mntruck.org/covid-19. Thank you to Trimble for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. For more information on Trimble, visit: www.transportation.trimble.com

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Episode 8: Reducing Insurance Costs for Your Fleet and Protecting Your Bottom Line

Shawn Sullivan, CEO of Truck Writers, shares best practices for fleets to help reduce insurance Costs. Thank you to Truck Writers for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. For more information about Truck Writers, visit www.truckwriters.com

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