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Thomas Wasson

Thomas Wasson

Based in Chattanooga TN, Thomas is an Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert at FreightWaves with a focus on news commentary, analysis and trucking insights. Before that, he worked at a digital trucking startup aifleet, Arrive Logistics as an Account Executive, and 5 years at U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. with an emphasis on fleet management, load planning, freight analysis, and truckload network design. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a MBA in 2020 and a Bachelors of Political Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013.  


Recent Articles

Loaded and Rolling: Morgan Stanley report says carriers, brokers ‘hungry for freight’

Thomas Wasson Thursday, January 26, 2023

A report published Wednesday by Morgan Stanley Research highlights demand expectations and how carriers and brokers are hungry for freight. The 37-page report is a combination of survey data and pricing models, with expectations and sentiment for the next three months indicating a negative outlook.

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Loaded and Rolling: Interview with Variant’s Josh Smith; Bank of America transportation outlook

Thomas Wasson Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Josh Smith, vice president at Variant and over-the-road operations at U.S. Xpress, spoke to FreightWaves about the Variant program and how technology and operations are vital to success in trucking.

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Loaded and Rolling: Werner CIO on tech partnership; FTR Trucking Conditions improve

Thomas Wasson Thursday, January 19, 2023

On Tuesday, FreightWaves interviewed Werner Chief Information Officer Daragh Mahon about the company’s recent partnership with Samsara, diving into how AI and updated legacy systems are transforming Werner’s 8,500-truck fleet. 

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Loaded and Rolling: Congress debates age-old question; Class 8 orders’ December finish

Thomas Wasson Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A Republican-backed bill introduced by U.S. Rep Brian Mast, R-Fla., seeks to exempt underage truck drivers from rules that prohibit them from hauling containers to and from marine terminals.

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Loaded and Rolling: J.B. Hunt and Wabash make a deal; Susquehanna trucking outlook

Thomas Wasson Thursday, January 12, 2023

Wabash and J.B. Hunt Transport have signed a multiyear deal that will supply J.B. Hunt with 15,000 trailers. The size and scope of the pact are significant, as the past two years saw pandemic-related supply chain disruptions throttle up new trailer orders, causing the average age of existing trailers to rise.

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Loaded and Rolling: Scope 3 emissions; World Economic Forum vs. empty miles

Thomas Wasson Tuesday, January 10, 2023

On Tuesday, FreightWaves interviewed Josh Bouk, president of Trax Technologies, about the recent Securities and Exchange Commission rule-making recommendation back in March 2022 regarding scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 is a part of a larger greenhouse gas emissions overhaul by the SEC, the intent being for companies to disclose their impact on the environment.

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