What The Truck?!? - August 10, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Uber spins off Uber Freight as separate business unit. The Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy leaves retailers anxious to pick up the slack for the holiday shipping season. Maersk and IBM take their blockchain platform live as they seek additional partners. The shipbreaking industry where workers die on the shores of Bangladesh. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

First, the dynamic freight duo compare Bell’s Two-Hearted (shocker!) versus Drivin and Cryin Straight to Hell IPA.  

Then, they cover the headlines of the week from Uber to toys to blockchain to Bangladesh.

Uber spins off Uber Freight as separate business unit, brings back Lior Ron to lead

Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy leaves retailers anxious to pick up the slack

Maersk, IBM open blockchain platform to world as they seek additional partners

The shipbreaking industry where workers die on the shores of Bangladesh

And after all that goodness, they tap into a competitive round of Big Deal, Little Deal?

Volkswagen AG could recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars due to poisonous cadmium presence

Redwood announces cross-border supply chain solution to simplify shipping to and from Mexico

XPO's Last Mile business putting down its first facility in Canada

Nikola raises $100 million in August, anticipates oversubscribed Series C

Women make better drivers than men so why aren't there more during a capacity crunch?

Retaliatory tariffs sour US cranberry market

Rising transportation costs, Brazil trucking strike put pressure on Kellogg's profit margins

A strong quarter for 3PL Expeditors, but ocean freight shows some weakness

 

Then we look back to the McLeod CFO conference as JP and Zach talk to McLeod Manager of Product Development Robert Brothers about Capacity Creator, a new machine learning tool to automate brokers' workflows.

About the show:

What the Truck?!? is FreightWaves' irreverent 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.