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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Jan 27, 2023

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss building a company a network. Nicole is the Founder & CEO at Candor Expedite, a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company.

About Nicole Glenn

Nicole Glenn founded Candor Expedite in 2017 after more than two decades in the transportation brokerage business, with a vision to build the smartest and most efficient freight business that delivers on its client’s promises. Today Candor is recognized as a leading certified women-owned business headquartered in Texas – with offices in Illinois and Kansas. Logistics is in Nicole’s DNA having held several operational positions for a variety of transportation brokerage companies over the years. Through these roles she learned the nuts and bolts of moving freight along with the biggest challenges both shippers and carriers face each day. In 2008 Nicole moved to the sales side of the business, working her way up to president of K & L Freight Management, Inc., and in 2016 became head of Cherry Logistics Corporation. After 20+ years of working for others, Nicole wanted to build her own team. With her strong network and excellent industry reputation, it wasn’t long before Candor became one of the top transportation companies in the business - known for its hot shot ground, high touch, time sensitive shipments and white glove delivery services. Nicole credits her success with an amazing team that consistently provides superior customer service, real-time updates, precision, and open communication. Nicole is a certified member of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She is a member of The Expedite Association of North America, Women in Trucking, and the Transportation Intermediaries Association. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in management and marketing from Northwood University. Nicole is a sought-after speaker and frequent editorial contributor to Modern Shipper at FreightWaves and Inbound Logistics. She has received numerous accolades including: 2022 Top Women-Owned Business by Women in Trucking; a 2022 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion, an annual tribute to the world’s top female entrepreneurs; and 2022 Top Women in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Nicole is one of the founders of The Ladies Leadership Coalition (LLC), a popular podcast featuring in-depth interviews with transformative female leaders.

About Candor Expedite

Candor Expedite is a woman-owned and operated hotshot ground and white-glove service provider with offices in Illinois and Texas. Candor specializes in hotshot ground, time-sensitive, and white glove delivery services. Because Candor manages so many high-touch, time-sensitive shipments, they have developed a culture of customer service, precision, special handling, and open communication – after all, Candor is the company name. Because shipment and truck visibility is so important on critical shipments, Candor utilizes Trucker Tools to track shipments and provide real-time updates. While no two clients or urgent shipments are the same, Candor has significant experience with customers in manufacturing, trade shows, hotels and hospitality, air-freight, and facility services.

Key Takeaways: Building a Company and a Network

  • Nicole Glenn, Owner and President of Candor Expedite, a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company.
  • In the podcast interview, Nicole and Joe discussed the continued growth of Candor Expedite and Nicole’s network, which has been an integral part of her and Candor’s success.
  • Candor Expedite has 3 areas of expertise:
    • White Glove
    • Time-Sensitive Truckload
    • Hotshot Ground Services
  • Nicole is a big believer in networking, and she is active in the following organizations:
    • The Ladies Leadership Coalition (LLC) is a podcast for women in business by women business owners. Comprised of 6 women, each comes from a different walk of life and has encountered obstacles of their own. This podcast is to share those stories and to give listeners advice on being a successful boss lady in business.
    • Vistage is the world’s largest and most comprehensive executive coaching organization for small and midsize businesses. Members meet with their peers in confidential group meetings facilitated by accomplished executive-level coaches to help solve their most complex issues.
  • Nicole also has 10 networking calls per month to expand her reach and build solid business relationships.

Learn More About Building a Company and a Network

Nicole on LinkedIn

Candor Expedite on LinkedIn

Candor Expedite

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast