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Connection engine for independents/private fleets, a haul for breast cancer, and a legend remembered

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Updated Aug 7, 2022

In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, we'll drop into an interview Overdrive News Editor Matt Cole conducted with Arrive Logistics Chief Strategy Officer J-Ann Tio, about the broker-3PL’s “We Deliver Flexibility” program. The trial run for the program is getting its footing as a connection engine between independent owner-operators and small fleets in Arrive’s network and larger private fleets the company also does business with.

The Arrive program, as Tio notes, hopes to alleviate issues on both sides of the coin, for owner-operators enduring the deflationary rates environment in the spot market as costs rise, limiting growth, and for private fleets needing safe, professional, reliable freight-moving capacity. It could well be a way into new opportunities for owners both inside and out of Arrive’s network, as Tio describes it, in fact -- a chance to develop new contracts for freight with large clients that might typically not have had much of an interest doing direct business with the smallest fleets.

[Related: New program aims to connect owner-ops, private fleet for new freight opportunities]

There’s more in today’s episode, though, too. If you've missed it as yet, hear our own "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer’s moving eulogy for Ken “Shoestring” Waugh, part of Overdrive's "Over the Road" collaboration with PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network.

And: Catch the latest from trucker-songwriter extraordinaire Tony Justice. Justice delivered a $33,000-plus check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research this Monday in Nashville.

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