What The Truck?!? - September 21, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Freight Alley: a region where logistics contributes to more than 40% of the economy. ArcBest's pension problems. JP and Chad sit down with Ashley Smith from Truckers Against Trafficking for 5 Good Minutes. It all connects: supply chain sustainability is just good business. Finally, Punjabis and their rise as an Indian-origin trucking community in the U.S. Chad and JP discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

JP and Chad begin by cracking open another round of suds and discuss the benefits of "chasing the NEIPA dragon."

Then, they touch on a little bit of everything from this week's wide-ranging headlines of the week.

Freight Alley: a region where logistics contributes to more than 40% of the economy

ArcBest's accounting irregularities

They interrupt their program for 5 Good Minutes, sponsored by Trimble, with Ashley Smith from Truckers Against Trafficking.

It all connects: supply chain sustainability is just good business

Punjabis and their rise as an Indian-origin trucking community in the U.S. 

Then, they go for broke and try to round up eight more headlines in two-minutes or under for the fourth consecutive time.

Florence adds volatility to lean hog prices

UPS announces plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to deliver for the holiday rush

FedEx's higher employee compensation costs sends shares lower

Women and young people: Addressing the driver shortage without compromising safety

Traveler’s rights after Hurricane Florence? There’s an app for that

What is the Typhoon Mangkhut fallout on shipping and the supply chain?

New Jersey unemployment tax owner-operator exemption gutted: What’s the fallout?

Union Pacific will implement parts of the precision railroading model

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.