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Brielle Jaekel

Brielle is the deputy editor of Freight Waves and has a seven-year history in B2B publishing, tackling cutting edge stories in business, with more than two years specifically focused on the supply chain. She’s interviewed numerous CEOs and is adept at finding stories that matter to the industry. She believes in finding a new way forward in the supply chain to solve problems, drive sustainability and put people first. If you’d like to get in touch with Brielle, please email her at [email protected]
Jan - 2023 -
26 January
Brielle Jaekel

Famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stands test of time

Debuting in 1936, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was created as a marketing device and to transport the company spokesman. The unique transportation method went on to symbolize the meat brand and 21st century Americana.

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21 January
Brielle Jaekel

Negligent supply storage led to tragedy in 1919 Great Molasses Flood

Imagine drowning in a flood of molasses that entombed you as it hardened. That’s what 21 people suffered in 1919 when the storage of molasses in Boston went awry.

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12 January
Brielle Jaekel

Still a transportation marvel, Golden Gate Bridge has eventful past

From tragedy to unprecedented feats, the Golden Gate Bridge is an important part of American history in freight, transportation and architecture.

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03 January
Brielle Jaekel

Route 66: How the Mother Road helped connect America

So much of the history of the United States can be traced back to Route 66, including major growth in the trucking industry.

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Dec - 2022 -
29 December
Brielle Jaekel

FreightWaves’ most engaging history stories in 2022

This year, FreightWaves Classics took a look back at some of history’s most interesting stories in freight, logistics and supply chains. These are the articles that readers found most engaging.

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28 December
Brielle Jaekel

20-year mystery on the sea solved

The U.K.’s largest sunken merchant ship met a dramatic end. But no one knew what actually happened until 20 years after the disaster, thanks to the families of the crew who fought hard for answers.

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16 December
Brielle Jaekel

The deadliest bridge collapse in modern history

A fatal flaw in West Virginia’s Silver Bridge caused the death of 46 people. Fifty-five years later, many lives have been saved thanks to greater safety procedures put in place following the tragedy.

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14 December
Brielle Jaekel

Supply chain on cusp of a revolution, says venture capitalist

Appearing on Fuller Speed Ahead in, Venture 53’s Pat Martin says the supply chain is the most fragmented industry today and that we need AI to solve problems, not automation to replace workers.

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13 December
Brielle Jaekel

1st transcontinental truck delivery happened 110 years ago

In 1912, Teamsters completed a 91-day journey across the United States to deliver a shipment of soap, marking the first transcontinental delivery by truck.

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09 December
Brielle Jaekel

Mysterious fog caused one of Tennessee’s deadliest crashes 32 years ago

Twelve people died and 42 were injured in 1990 after a sudden fog enveloped a section of Interstate 75 in Tennessee.

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