Zach Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Fide Freight, a representative logistics solution providing a full range of services in long and short-distance freight, specialty haulage, and management of dry freights. Zach and his team pride themselves on complete transparency and communication, from bringing on a client to getting the shipments completed on time.
Before founding Fide Freight, Zach held project management, operations, and manufacturing roles across different companies. He has a business degree from Grand Valley State University.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Zach Wilcox talks about what they do at Fide Freight
- How Zach got into the logistics business
- Tips for growing a company with core values
- Hiring and training the right people to go above and beyond in service delivery
- Zach talks about how they beat the competition on service delivery
- Biggest issues logistics industry customers face
- The importance of maintaining a good culture
In this episode…
Core values have become the sound bite that punctuates every conversation with entrepreneurs. But since you’re in business to make profits, what is the ROI on your core values? Does staying true to your core values produce the business outcomes you seek, or are they some cool mantras to have?
Zach Wilcox, the Founder and CEO of Fide Freight, let us in on his company’s secret sauce for generating revenue and edging out competitors through core values. He talks about Fide Freight’s core values and how they impact the bottom line. Beyond that, he shares insights on the most important part many companies grapple with — maintaining a working culture.
Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder and CEO of Fide Freight, Zach Wilcox. They talk about Zach’s pivot from manufacturing to logistics, the hurdles he faced when starting a company, and how developing and sticking to a set of core values can help you grow and gain market share quickly.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
- Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins
- “The Pixar Story: The Letter of a lifetime That Started Everything With Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of Pixar”
- “P90X: Earning Food & Rent Money as a Mime to over $500 million in Sales- with Tony Horton [Business Inspiration]”
- “[Sweet Process Series] How to Make Your Business the Next McDonalds of Your Industry with Michael E. Gerber”
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Insider Stories from Top Leaders & Entrepreneurs…
Jeremy Weisz 0:19
Dr. Jeremy Weiss here, I am Founder of InspiredInsider.com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders. I’m really excited for today’s episode with Zach Wilcox of Fide Freight. And before we get started Zach always like to mention other episodes. Let’s check out of the podcasts. on Inspired insider, so I made some cool guests. Check out the episode with the Co founder of Pixar he talks about Steve Jobs stories of George Lucas stories I also had the founder of P90x Tony Horton and what’s interesting that Zach I love hearing the stories about not just the success, but the hard times. And he talked about when he first started, he made his food and rent money as a street mine. You put his hand on the street, and you stream mining, that’s how he made his money. And then he went on to you know, be you know, the founder of p90x and they sold, you know, hundreds of millions of DVDs and trainings and things like that, that and many more, you can check out on InspiredInsider.com and this episode is brought to you by Rise25 and Rise25 we help businesses give to you and connect to their dream 100 relationships. And we do that by helping you run your podcast. You know, for me, Zach, you know me a little bit by this point. The number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships. I found no better way to do that over the past decade than to profile the people and the companies I admire on my podcast and shout from the rooftops so other people can learn about them too. So if out there you’ve thought about doing a podcast you should. If you have questions, email us, we’re happy to help you go to Rise25.com or email us at [email protected] For any questions you have. I’m excited. We have Zach Wilcox, the CEO of Fide Freight. As I mentioned, he’s a leader in the logistics industry. His offices in Michigan, Illinois, they serve lots of industries. They also serve specifically pharmaceutical companies, healthier supply companies is an example. And when I was talking to Zach, really, you know, in sometimes I know a lot of companies and logistics industries. And it’s not there’s not always full transparency. There’s not always a complete communication with all steps along the journey. And one of the things that Zach and his team pride themselves on his full transparency communication with all steps from bringing on a client all the way to getting the shipments completed on time. You can check them out at FideFreight.com it’s Fidefreight.com. Zach, thanks for joining
Zach Wilcox 2:57
Thank you so much for having me. Jeremy. I’m really excited to be on your podcast here. And I didn’t know that about p90x. So that’s, that’s new to me. I’ve already learned something. This is a it’s a great start.
Jeremy Weisz 3:12
We find all sorts of things we’re gonna dig deep into, you know, with you. I want to start off just tell people a little bit about Fide Freight and what you guys do first.
Zach Wilcox 3:23
Yeah, so we’re a we’re a third party logistics company. So we’re you started out here in Michigan actually, late 2019. And we started a couple of niche industries, we actually moved a lot of hemp products so CBD CBD oil, you guys probably heard that. So we built out that initial industry. And then we were able to hire and expand into larger companies, larger corporations, larger industries overall. And we’ve had we’ve had a great journey, we’ve expanded to Chicago and our servicing clients all across the country. So we’re really excited. We’ve grown tremendously, not too fast, but definitely not too slow. So, you know, we’re two years in but