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Drilling Deep: How will LTL and truckload coexist after Knight-Swift deal?

Also on the podcast: A key agency reviews the outlook for the tight oil market

Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves

It’s not just a big deal in terms of dollars. The acquisition of LTL carrier AAA Cooper by Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) is radical in that it joins an LTL carrier with a truckload carrier, one of the biggest.

The two businesses are very different. How will they integrate? On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, FreightWaves’ JP Hampstead talks about the road ahead for this most unusual and groundbreaking of transactions.

Also on the podcast this week, host John Kingston talks about the latest forecast from a key agency and why it sees tight oil markets continuing.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.