What The Truck?!? - Episode 16

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Episode Summary:

OPEC is ready to put more oil into a market that very much needs it. The expanded Panama Canal is already altering global trade flows. UBS says that brokerage incumbents reign supreme and that disruptors are not a major factor. Sweden gets the world's first road that recharges electric trucks as they move over it. JP and Chad discuss all these topics and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

JP and Chad crack open a Bell’s Two-Hearted and a Ballast Point Fathom IPA and compare tasting notes.

They tackle some of the big headlines of the week:

OPEC ready to put more oil into a market that very much needs it

The expanded Panama Canal is altering global trade flows

UBS: brokerage incumbents reign supreme, disruptors not a major factor.

Sweden gets the world’s first road that recharges electric trucks as they move over it
 
Then, they have Five Good Minutes with COO of Thor Trucks, Gio Sordoni.

Finally, they play a compelling round of Big Deal, Little Deal?, where they continue to raise the stakes and cover eight (count 'em, eight) stories in under two minutes.

Ford, Volkswagen to explore joint development of commercial vehicles: big deal, or little deal?

Penske Logistics to acquire Epes Transport Systems: big deal, or little deal?

The Chainalytics-Cowen Indices tell us about freight markets and a lot has changed for carriers: big deal, or little deal?

Hotlanta is popping off: big deal, or little deal?

Port volumes keep humming along, tariffs impact minimal for now: big deal, or little deal?

A sweet deal: Nestlé and XPO set to open massive distribution center in the UK: big deal, or little deal?

Google invests in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com: big deal, or little deal?

eHarvestHub developing farm to table solutions by cutting out the middlemen: 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.