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Drilling Deep: The impact of insurance company actions on driver availability

Also on the podcast: The tight inventories facing the diesel market

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In this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, Kurt George of Property Damage Appraisers joins host John Kingston to talk about the current strong freight market from the perspective of the companies that insure those trucks. 

George’s company is not an insurer itself but works with enough of them to know what they’re thinking — and what they’re doing. Are insurance company actions having an impact on driver supply?

Also on the podcast, Kingston talks about the latest upward move in diesel prices and the current state of U.S. inventories of the fuel.

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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.