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Expertise in U.S. Trucking Industry, Solution Development, Pricing issues, Bid process, Negotiations, Costing and Pricing information systems.

Experience in the area

30 years. LTL, TL, and Dedicated Pricing programs, Activity Based Costing, Cost modeling.


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Past Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary of Central Florida Roundtable.


BA Marketing, University of South Florida.

What do you like about this subject?

Always a challenge. Different every day.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Seeking to make a difference in Supply Chain profitability and productivity for mid-size companies.

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Recent Answers from Jim Bowers

2016-05-11 CNG as Tractor Fuel System.:

Absolutely.  Here are a couple of helpful resources.

2015-09-11 Payment of hotshot drivers:

You can contract up front for empty miles, but typically if you are paid a percentage of line haul revenue, that's a fixed dollar amount to include the pickup and delivery.  You need to make sure there

2015-08-11 CNG dispenser machine.:

Sorry, I can't speak to the infrastructure in India, but in the U.S. the CNG is typically delivered to the dispenser by underground pipeline.  It is possible to deliver CNG by tank truck but generally

2015-07-06 trucking careers:

So Rob, the BA in English won't hurt.  Many drivers barely  communicate in English so this is a plus. In Florida bi-lingual with Spanish is even better.  As you noted the catch 22 is how to get experience

2015-07-05 trucking careers:

Rob, first question; what is your degree?  Good news is there is a shortage of safe qualified truck drivers.  It can be a challenging job but probably no worse than restaurant work and definitely pays


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