FreightWaves won the Rise of the Rest startup competition in Chattanooga. Hyperloop for freight could be faster and cheaper than air. Tesla’s batteries are burning, their executives are leaving, their factory’s mortgaged. We give a sneak peak of what to expect at Transparency 18. JP and Chad discuss all this and more in this week’s episode.
Headlines of the week
Transparency18/FreightWaves 2025 book release/Sonar
Five Good Minutes
Starring guest Women in Trucking president, Ellen Voie
Big Deal, Little Deal?
Used truck market is strong and steady: J.D. Power: big deal, or little deal?
Sales advance as retailers eye a stronger 2nd quarter: big deal, or little deal?
Rising oil prices and lower spot market rates dampen Q1 maritime margins: big deal, or little deal?
“Exceptional drought” in southwest means more bad news for grain: big deal, or little deal?
Shipa Freight makes online air and ocean freight booking simpler for SMEs: big deal, or little deal?
Opponents ramp up efforts to stop longer, heavier trucks: big deal, or little deal?
About the show:
What the Truck?!? is FreightWaves’ irreverent new podcast breaking down the biggest stories in transportation and logistics. Join FreightWaves writers John Paul Hampstead and Chad Prevost on Friday afternoons as we discuss all things freight.