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Inside story on Uber Freight’s $2.25B acquisition of Transplace

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking to Uber Freight’s Bill Driegert about the inside story on the blockbuster $2.25B acquisition of Transplace.

Refraction AI’s Luke Schneider tells us how his robots plan to take over last mile delivery. 

Nolan Transportation Group’s Perry Falk has a drayage market update. Did UP suspending freight from the West Coast have any impact on intermodal? 

Plus, McDonald’s latest supply chain pledge; TA rationing fuel; driving a Plus autonomous truck; Port of Los Angeles back to 30+ ships at anchor; bears check in on AMC and more.

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One Comment

  1. Freight Zippy

    Very odd purchase. Uber has a reputation for cheap labor and Transplace has few assets. How many asset light players does the industry need?
    Capacity is tight this does nothing to alleviate our problem, in fact it makes it worse. Few carriers are in any hurry to sign up with Uber and their race to the bottom.

    Uber has lot their luster in ride sharing, they are trying their luck in an already overcrowded field of asset light providers.
    Good luck.

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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.