Live From the Future of Supply Chain
Shelley Simpson, Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President of People and Human Resources at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., gave a great speech on the General Session Stage. The founder of the 360Box program gave a 20-minute presentation on her work in the company, her work on behalf of the inclusion of women in the trucking industry, and the benefits of being nice to customers.
I’ll agree, the number of female drivers in trucking is not at the level it could be or should be. Trucking is a great industry, but it’s a very difficult choice to make. Educating women, minorities, and other social groups about the trucking industry is a very positive movement.
Yes, they read the comment sections on social media, and had a nice graphic of the words most commonly used. I had a nice laugh about which words they had to leave out. The 360Box program is a big deal for smaller businesses. Being able to build out a trailer pool is expensive, but having access to an enterprise carrier’s inventory can be what helps sign a deal. And if said carrier has access to an intermodal partner (BNSF), even better. Your neighborhood business can now ship on road and rail with one button push.