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FreightWavesTV Weekly Recap (11/16-20/2020)

U.S. weekly carloads narrowed their deficit year-over-year. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

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Monday 11/16: Dooner and The Dude dissect the announcement by pharmaceutical company Moderna that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 95% effective, according to preliminary results.  They dig into the potential supply chain implications.

Friday 11/20: It’s the season of giving, and Dooner and The Dude bring on a truck driver who is helping reunite families with their lost loved ones through the nonprofit

Midday Market Update

Tuesday 11/17: A big news day with Tesla announcing their jump onto the S&P 500 index and Joe Biden’s transition team expressing worries about COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts without an orderly transfer of power to a new president. 

Thursday 11/19: Zach Strickland gives an update on tender rejection rates and his take about just how high they could get moving into the holidays. Plus Anthony Smith discusses jobless claims and economic recovery. 

Great Quarter, Guys 

Tuesday 11/17: Seven hot topics for today’s “Do you care, or nah?” and Andrew Cox grills Seth Holm for his opinion on Target’s collaboration with Ulta, Chipotle’s first online-only store, and the future of the “discount decade.” 

Put That Coffee Down

Wednesday 11/18: Dooner and Kevin Hill teach you how to think like a consultant, bringing on Jeff Booth of OpenDock for his take on consulting-based sales strategy. 


Wednesday 11/18: Zach Strickland and Anthony Smith discuss how e-commerce is creating a backlog of freight in ports across the West Coast and what backlog means for maritime shipping rates. 

Navigate B2B 

Friday 11/20: Steve Ferreira breaks down changes in maritime shipping carrier stocks and rates with J Mintzmyer of Value Investors Edge. 

Fuller Speed Ahead

Friday 11/20: FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller talks with Wolfgang Lehmacher about how COVID-19 has impacted the global supply chain and what a true economic recovery will look like. 

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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.