What The Truck?!? - August 17, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Springfield, Illinois hits Walmart with a $50k fine for allowing truck parking. Safeway delivery drivers make history with a newly ratified union contract. We interview Senator Bob Corker about Trump's tariffs. 162 transportation and logistics companies make the 2018 Inc. 5000 list. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

First, Chad and JP parry and thrust between a Bell’s Two-Hearted and a Sweet Water IPA. Then, they dive into a couple of driver headlines, some tough tariff talk, and then they absorb some exciting tech news.

Headlines of the week:

Walmart faces $50k fine for allowing truck parking at Illinois store

Safeway delivery drivers make history with newly ratified union contract

Sen. Corker interview: Trump ‘ready-fire-aim’ on tariffs

162 transportation and logistics companies make the 2018 Inc. 5000 

Finally, the dynamic freight duo take on another eight headlines in under two minutes with another round of Big Deal, Little Deal?

Home Depot sees higher costs as tight transport markets bite retailer: big deal, or little deal?

Updated: Universal Logistics adds to its intermodal and drayage business with Southern Counties purchase: big deal, or little deal?

Redwood Games raise $75K for vets with PTSD: big deal, or little deal?

Will Berkshire Hathaway buy Southwest Airlines? Morgan Stanley analysts weigh in: big deal, or little deal?

Solar farms, CO2 and mobile racking part of the journey as RLS Logistics transforms traditional cold storage: big deal, or little deal?

Uber sees a 38% yearly increase in gross bookings as it gears up to face competition: big deal, or little deal?

How one little autonomous shuttle in Quebec thinks it can: big deal, or little deal?

Warburg Pincus puts $35 million into start-up targeting dray/short-haul market: big deal, or little deal?

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.