What The Truck?!? - July 13, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Trump’s trade war is aimed toward reshoring, but will it work? Can you solve the driver problem by making trucking cool again? A new frac sand giant is born amid an industry shift. Shell CEO suggests a swifter ban on diesel cars in the UK. Producer price data shows surging trucking, transportation rates. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

On this week's episode of What the Truck?!? JP and Chad discuss the benefits of Bell’s Two-Hearted versus Cigar City Brewing's Jai Alai pale ale.

They discuss the headlines of the week with a focus on global and domestic economics this week.

Trump’s trade war is aimed toward reshoring, but will it work? 

Can you solve the driver problem by making trucking cool again?

A new frac sand giant is born amid an industry shift

Shell CEO suggests a swifter ban on diesel cars in the UK

Producer price data shows surging trucking, transportation rates

Then, they destroy another round of Big Deal, Little Deal, taking on eight headlines all in under two minutes. What could go wrong? A little bit of everything.

Hyperledger Fabric 1.2’s private data collections make B2B collaboration easier: big deal, or little deal?

Hyliion acquires battery supplier, strikes strategic partnership with Toshiba: big deal, or little deal? 

FR8Star opens door to more flatbed revenue with partial loads service offering: big deal, or little deal? 

Intermodal is just one piece of what Deutsche Bank sees as an improving rail picture: big deal, or little deal? 

Ohio moves forward on autonomous, but public still needs assurance: big deal, or little deal?  

Fallout from the Dynamex decision?: big deal, or little deal? 

Used truck prices continue strong in May, equipment supply remains tight: big deal, or little deal?  

Mack, Volvo develop technician training programs in conjunction with colleges: 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.