Mike McCarron is president of Rite Route Supply Chain Solutions and a partner in Left Lane Associates. You can reach Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supply chain faces speed bumps in 2020
My favorite quote from The Irishman is when legendary Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino, bellows to a group of truck drivers at an organizing meeting, “If you got it, a truck brought it!” Ironically, until I watched the trucking/mob flick over the holidays, I thought that iconic saying was a trucking association tagline. The quote also speaks to the realities of being a trucker.
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I was 47, and like many entrepreneurs of my vintage, most of my net worth was tied up in my trucking company, MSM Transportation. I was starting to think about how to turn that equity into long-term financial security for my family. Four weeks after that chance meeting in the Air Canada lounge, an offer to buy MSM rolled off the fax machine. My head was spinning!