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Combining Roadie with UPS — Great Quarter, Guys

What the acquisition means for the parcel sector

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UPS just announced its acquisition of Roadie in a move that Andrew Cox thinks is similar to the Knight-Swift and AAA Cooper merger. Cox dives into this acquisition and other top stories with FreightWaves Lead Economist Anthony Smith on this episode of Great Quarter, Guys. 

The duo welcome LPF Spend Management founder Nate Skiver to the show as well to discuss the acquisition and its impacts on the parcel sector and e-commerce shippers. 

Skiver gives his thoughts on how prepared the parcel sector is for peak shipping season and whether performance by carriers can meet consumer expectations. He also talks about how stressed the systems will be, even though demand is forecast to decrease from last year. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.