What The Truck?!? - Episode 17

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Episode Summary:

Blockchain panelist at SMC3 talk use cases, regulation, and crypto. JD.com opens up an automated warehouse that employs just four people but fulfills 200,000 packages daily. Amazon unveils plans to ramp up delivery services for their own packages. Volvo Trucks and FedEx demonstrate platooning technology in North Carolina. NFI and Penske are trialing Freightliner electric trucks. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

Find out whether JP decides to drink something other than his go-to Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, while Chad digs in with a Narragansett pilsner.

Then, the pair runs down the headlines of the week, featuring a tech-focus: blockchain, automation, autonomous, and electric.

SMC3: Blockchain panelists talk current use cases, regulation, and crypto

JD.com opens automated warehouse that employs four people but fulfills 200,000 packages daily

Amazon unveils plans to ramp up delivery services for their own packages

Volvo Trucks and FedEx demo platooning in North Carolina

NFI, Penske to trial Freightliner electric trucks

Then, as if that's not enough, JP and Chad run down the rest of the week's news in a two-minute blast of Big Deal, Little Deal? What could go wrong?

New home sales surge, boosting demand for future construction and freight: big deal, or little deal?

Michael Lewis confirmed as MarketWaves18 keynote speaker: big deal, or little deal? 

Goods trade deficit narrows again as export growth outstrips gains in imports: big deal, or little deal?

Jobs, auto freight in crosshairs as Trump ramps up tariff talk: big deal, or little deal?

Airfreight showing warning signs: big deal, or little deal? 

Chicago is overheated on Outbound and Inbound Turndowns: big deal, or little deal?

Biofuel industry thrilled with EPA for support, refiners not so much: big deal, or little deal? 

FMCSA provides updates on ELD efficacy: 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.