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Do you know how important trucking is to our economy? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, "Trucks move 64 percent of freight by ton and 69 percent of freight by value—by far the single largest mode."
Linn and Will Owen run Linn Owen trucking, and they do their part to keep freight moving. This father and son team is a vital link in the “where your food comes from” chain. Listen as we explore the challenges they face every day, ensuring our bacon gets from Texas to New York and all the places in between.
Fun fact: I didn’t know this before this conversation, but the Owen and Dudley families likely did some cattle deals back in the day!
(3:46) - Linn & Will’s background in trucking and how they started their business
(13:00) - The Rat Nest of the freight industry
(16:14) - Parenting philosophies
(16:58) - The process of trucking Pederson’s products
(25:34) - What makes a good truck driver, and what issues do truckers normally run into on the road?
(33:40) - What’re the most dynamic things that have changed in your industry over the past 6 months?
(40:46) - Will’s background in mechanics
(44:09) - Emissions regulations across the US
(46:41) - Wrap up