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Fixing the diesel tech shortage; drones deliver pizza; Flexport buys Convoy tech – WTT

On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is talking to Diesel Laptops CEO Tyler Robertson about the diesel technician shortage. According to the TechForce Foundation, we’ll need to replace 163,000 positions by 2030. We’ll learn how Diesel Laptops is working to close the employment gap with its new training center.

Drone Express is fresh off a pilot delivering pizzas for Papa John’s and it has secured a new round of funding. CEO Beth Flippo joins us to share the latest in drone delivery and to tell us when this category will take off. 

OneRails’ Jay Silva is packing his bags for F3 in Chattanooga. We’ll find out what OneRail has planned for the event, how to develop partnerships at a conference and how Silva thinks holiday shipping will go.

Talent Solvers’ KJ McMasters is the king of recruiting. We’ll find out what this market holds for prospects and how to build winning teams in down markets.

Plus, Flexport buys Convoy’s tech stack; details emerge regarding the “TQL Pay Me My $8000” viral trucker; Maersk cuts 10,000 workers; 35,000 trucking companies shut down in the past year; pizza inflation; how truck stops are planned; and more.

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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster who hosts and produces FreightWaves' WHAT THE TRUCK?!? In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 15k subscribers in the supply chain and trucking niche. Dooner has been in freight since 2005 and has held directors positions in operations, sales, consulting, and marketing. He has worked with FedEx, Reebok, Adidas, L.L. Bean, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, and many more high level clients across the full spectrum of the supply chain. He was a featured speaker at TEDx Chattanooga.