#155 – Dump Truck FLEET OWNER’S Biggest $500,000 “MISTAKE,” LOSING MONEY On Government Contacts & More!

This interview of Jerry Rodgers with Rahmel Wattley is fun, motivational, inspiring, and informative. Yes, the man is full of life and has seen his share of ups and downs in his journey. Today, the owner of JH Alliance, Rodgers, didn’t have it easy when he stepped into the dump trucking arena.

As he says, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time while growing up. He even had his spell in prison. But, with some right people around him, especially his wife, the man from Milwaukee made it through. The eagerness to get his insurance after an incident throws light on his easy-going attitude. Watch out for more such anecdotes throughout the interview.

He also spoke about his box truck, dealing with bad brokers, and why he believes the rise of technology has made a difference. Furthermore, He shows why getting rid of the brokers was right for him. And, of course, make a note of his biggest mistake, which cost him $500,000.

His words of wisdom are a worthy insight for anybody interested in the dump trucking business. He says that doing your homework and staying consistent is the key. Never get into the business blindly because these trucks will MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU.

Real Hustler. That is what you feel after listening to his story.

When asked what his parting words would be? His advice was, not to give up. There will be bad and good times, but you have to pull it through.

And that is what he did.

He never gave up!!

Watch this lively interview and learn more about Jerry Rodgers now.

Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

Jerry Rodgers

Jerry Rodgers is an owner of the JH Alliance dump truck service. Established in 2013, JH Alliance is a minority-owned family business. With more than a decade of experience, Rodgers and his company thrive on the best services with an emphasis on timing, safety, and budgeting.

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