A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hammerheads

As many of you know, our team was at MATS in March and had an amazing time.

One of the things we love to do is meet our customers, partners, and friends at local restaurants that have a fun vibe. So, when Trey Griggs connected with us at the conference, we immediately invited him to join us at Hammerheads that night.

Of course, if you’ve ever been to Hammerheads, you know that it doesn’t look like you expect a restaurant to look. I think Trey thought we were nuts going into this neighborhood with residential homes!

Well, we won him over. He loved the atmosphere, and more importantly, he loved the idea of what we are doing here at Dock411.

Here’s what happened next!

Standing Out

Trey is a podcaster who runs two podcasts. He invited me to be on his sales and marketingpodcast, which is called Standing Out.

The episode went live on April 20th, and we had a great time talking about the story behind Dock411 and why we founded the company. We also discussed that carriers are spending tens of millions of dollars on driver retention, but sometimes it’s simply miscommunication or a bad drop-off experience that causes a driver to look for a different opportunity.

Dock411 can address these problems and help improve driver retention.

We also had a chance to talk about the high-quality superstar team we’ve built at Dock411 and what I look for when I hire. Is it more important that someone produce or that they consume? What’s the #1 skill that tells me someone knows how to understand and share ideas?

You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

But that wasn’t the end of it…

The Word on the Street

Things went so well on the Standing Out podcast that Trey invited me to be on his trucking and logistics-focused podcast, The Word on the Street.

On the May 20th episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Trey and the Street Crew about a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Drivers’ #1 complaint about the load delivery experience
  • How Dock411 addresses lack of transparency for not only drivers, but also brokers, carriers, and shippers
  • The 70 attributes we track about facilities at Dock411 — and the fact that many of the ideas came directly from drivers, brokers, and shippers!
  • How Dock411 helps brokers sell their loads
  • Why Dock411 gives a more complete picture of a facility than standard review sites

It was a great conversation — don’t miss it!

We’re Here to Make Trucking Easier

There’s not much that’s easy about life on the road or managing logistics across the country, but at Dock411 our goal is to improve the transparency of the delivery process.

Our long-term goal is to partner with everyone we can to expose and share the data we’ve collected so that brokers, shippers, and drivers can have an efficient, pleasant experience when selling and delivering their loads.

It’s an honor to be on the road with you!