What The Truck?!? - Episode 4

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Episode Summary:

FMCSA's Chief Martinez gets an ear full at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Driver retention drives the debate at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Meeting. Vapor and Hangar announce a merger to create drone technology infrastructure across the U.S., starting in Chicago. Amazon, Tesla, and other tech companies had a very bad week. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's What The Truck?!?

Episode Notes:

JP and Chad pop the top on a fresh beer. Then, it's Storytime, followed by top stories: FMCSA's Chief Martinez gets an earful at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Driver retention drives the debate at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Meeting. Vapor and Hangar announce a merger to create drone technology infrastructure across the U.S., starting in Chicago. Amazon and other tech companies have a very bad week. Then, JP and Chad do their level best to run down the rest of the week's news in under two minutes on Big Deal, Little Deal.

Big Deal or Little Deal?

Wheat exports, railroad traffic vulnerable to tariffs

Turndowns outbound from Philadelphia skyrocket

The JOBehaviors Assessment may have solved driver retention

The South heats up, but Atlanta is burning with freight

Regional manufacturing readings retreat from highs as recent tariffs begin to bite

Convoy introduces automatic detention pay as it expands nationwide

All on this week's What The Truck?!?

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.