What The Truck?!? - July 20, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Opponents of the EPA loosening glider kits rules get a quick stay from DC court. How community colleges are combating the driver squeeze. Amazon's Prime Day "Christmas in July" to test supply chain. CSX announces record 58.6% Operating Ratio, says turnaround not finished yet. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

JP brings his standard approach with a Bell’s Two-Hearted while Chad branches out with an absurdly hopped Orpheus Transmigration of Souls. 

The daring duo then takes on an eclectic mix of trucking headlines.

Opponents of EPA loosening glider kits rules get a quick stay from DC court

How community colleges are combating the driver squeeze

Amazon Prime Day's "Christmas in July" to test supply chain

CSX announces record 58.6% OR, says turnaround not finished yet

All this followed by a rousing round of Big Deal, Little Deal?

J.D. Power: ELD mandate contributed to subdued supply in June: Big deal or little deal?

Lyft looks to create human, autonomous hybrid network in ride-sharing space: Big deal or little deal?

Have Los Angeles turndowns found a bottom?: Big deal or little deal?

Ground breaks on the Gordie Howe International Bridge: Big deal or little deal?

Solving the parking crisis in the cities of the future: Big deal or little deal?

FedEx Institute partners with Good Shepherd Pharmacy to build a blockchain: Big deal or little deal?

Strong consumer spending boosts retail sales in June: Big deal or little deal?

Freight matching Cargo Chief announces new data partnership: 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.