What The Truck?!? - September 7, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Andrew Silver, freight prodigy, is running the hottest brokerage in Chicago, K & L Freight doubles down on data analytics and financial services, Autonomous vehicles, crowdsourcing, drones and even humans are all seeking a place at the last-mile table, BNSF intermodal facility on hold as Port of Los Angeles and City ponder next move. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

This week, JP and Chad begin with Bell’s Two-Hearted (not exactly a surprise), and Hutton and Smith’s Marzen style Rocktoberfest. Then, they're good and ready to take on an extravaganza of this week's headlines in logistics.

Headlines of the week:

Andrew Silver, freight prodigy, is running the hottest brokerage in Chicago

K & L Freight doubles down on data analytics and financial services

Autonomous vehicles, crowdsourcing, drones and even humans are all seeking a place at the last-mile table

BNSF intermodal facility on hold as Port of Los Angeles and City ponder next move
 
Finally, the dynamic freight duo takes on eight headlines in under two minutes (barely!).

Chad asks JP:

Dallas freight volumes drop, West Coast surges

xChange helps container lines cut expenses by reducing empty containers transit

CargoX CEO: smart contracts reduced BoL transfer time to 4 minutes

Deutsche Bank starts following six transport companies; e-commerce is a big factor in its ratings

JP asks Chad:

Authenticating the supply chain: Bonafi’s blockchain solution to counterfeiting

Manufacturing activity surges to a 14-year high as producers shrugs off tariff concerns

One year after Harvey, tropical storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast

Offshore wind power stations on the East Coast would bring in 25,000 jobs

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.