Guest: Max Farrell of WorkHound on truckers' concerns; Rail workers press for better working conditions; Key trends driving our supply chains
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Our guest on this week's episode is Max Farrell, cofounder and CEO of WorkHound. 2023 has not been so rosy for trucking. Volumes are down, and the capacity built up during the pandemic is more than what is needed currently. What is causing the current problems for trucking and what might conditions be like for truckers during the second half of the year? Our guest shares some insights from research his company conducted on how truck drivers view their jobs and what concerns them most.
Several labor agreements were reached this past week with our nation's railroads. Rail workers were primarily looking for better working conditions in these agreements. We discuss what was accomplished and what it will mean to have labor peace on the rails.
Continued high inflation, interest rate increases, and a general slowing of the economy are affecting businesses and consumers alike as 2023 marches on. These sentiments were echoed in an industry report released this spring that showed new trends in consumer buying habits. We share what is happening with these “conflicted consumers.”
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Articles and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Union Pacific agrees to provide more predictable schedules for union rail workers
- Asendia Report: How to sell direct in the age of the conflicted shopper
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- Visit Supply Chain Quarterly
- Listen to CSCMP and Supply Chain Quarterly's Supply Chain in the Fast Lane podcast
- Listen to Supply Chain Quarterly's Top 10 Supply Chain Threats podcast
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