What The Truck?!? - August 3, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Uber shuts down self-driving truck program. We have the August Economic Roundup and freight markets still cooling but history says not for long. Federal standards or state's rights? Making sense of Denham and Dynamex. Key takeaways from Stifel’s deep dive on trade war risk. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

Surprise, surprise, JP knocks back yet another round of Bell's Two-Hearted, and what's even more surprising is Chad joins the dark side and follows suit. Then, they lay waste to the headlines of the week:

Uber shuts down self-driving truck program, leaving questions about Uber Freight's future

Weekly Market Update 7.31.18 - Freight markets still cooling but history says not for long

August Economic Roundup

Federal standards or state's rights? Making sense of Denham and Dynamex

Key takeaways from Stifel’s deep dive on trade war risk

Then, the dynamic freight duo destroy another round of Big Deal, Little Deal? How do they do it?

Blockchain for babies: Nestlé to test blockchain tech on Gerber products: big deal, or little deal?

Reckless driving boosts likelihood of a future crash, and other findings from ATRI’s Crash Predictor Model: big deal, or little deal?

The future of electric vehicles lie in the sourcing of lithium and cobalt for batteries: big deal, or little deal?

Data standardization is the need of the hour in the maritime industry: big deal, or little deal?

Pilot Flying J expands reach into oil and gas service: big deal, or little deal?

Amendment for another year of livestock ELD exemption makes it on to Senate spending bill: big deal, or little deal?

UPS and Thor collaborate to test electric delivery trucks: big deal, or little deal?

Another Lawson lawsuit? John R. Lawson Rock & Oil speaks out against CARB regulations: 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.