Trucking consulting firm champion’s the use of new, web based media platforms to open lines of communication and deliver valuable advice to struggling trucking companies.
Phoenix, AZ, October 26, 2010—Andy Ahern has never shied away from a challenge or second guessed himself when spotting a trend. Which is why several years ago, Ahern chose to embrace the impending wave of new media technologies when most companies within the trucking and logistics industries failed to recognize the value—even today.
Ahern has used several mediums to reach out to his base of followers including weekly video podcasts, twitter, blogging and delivering a weekly “Ahern Advisory” newsletter to over 225,000 email subscribers. It is through his massive reach within the transportation industry that Ahern has not only become a successful acquisition strategist, but a trusted confidante to embattled companies who look forward to his weekly deliveries of sage advice.
Ahern’s weekly video podcast and “Ahern Advisory” newsletter counsels his subscribers on hot button topics like the economy and healthcare–where he dives in and provides real world knowledge on how these outside forces effect trucking companies and independent contractors.
In addition, he speaks directly to owners of trucking and logistics companies who are having difficulty maintaining a profitable business and offers completely free advice on how to deal with issues like taxes, equipment loans, lack of capacity in the market and whether or not it is time to sell the company.
Ahern is also active on twitter, a form of social media. He maintains a targeted following where he is able to further communicate his message and promote his clients’ open acquisition needs as posted on his blog.
Recently, Ahern has introduced a trucking industry crisis hotline through a more traditional medium where trucking company owners are encouraged to take advantage of a free one hour phone consultation to discuss any issue that may be hurting their operation.
“I’ve always enjoyed communicating to the masses and helping people. The web based platforms that we now use have exponentially increased our reach and I’m continually receiving positive feedback from our thankful subscribers—we plan to stay on the leading edge of technology and continue to provide an example for our industry,” explains Ahern.
About Ahern & Associates, Ltd.:
Ahern and Associates is North America’s leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability. For more information, please call 602-242-1030 or visit http://www.Ahern-Ltd.com
Jason W. Jantzen
Phoenix Marketing Associates