PodcastWhat the Truck?!?

What The Truck?!? – November 30, 2018

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Episode Summary:

Chad and JP celebrate the holiday season with a bit of bourbon and “bitter” cheer. Then, they’re off and running on this week’s headline roundup. They take on 8 headlines in under two minutes (or do they?) with another rousing round of Big deal little deal? Finally, they spend 5 Good Minutes (well, more like 8) with Scott Friesen, VP of strategic analytics at ECHO. 

Episode Notes:

TGM lays off thousands of workers, five plants up for closure

Pump and dump scheme of medical marijuana companies and “trucking rate firm”

National Academies of Sciences outlines path forward for study of twin 33s

‘Like a gun to my head’— drivers weigh in on ELDs, pay and parking

Then they take on 8 headlines in under two minutes (or do they?) with another rousing round of Big deal little deal?

Fleet Complete equity acquired by pension fund, guides for 10x growth Big deal or little deal?

J.B. Hunt, project44 sign IT pact allowing Hunt customers to access all carrier data on one platform Big deal or little deal?

XPO launches last-mile delivery tracking through Google Search Big deal or little deal?

Arrive Logistics launches Chattanooga office Big deal or little deal?

Rally is building an on-demand bus ride-sharing market for the U.S. Big deal or little deal?

AGL CEO: visibility next year’s goal, adaptability and automation three-year outlook Big deal or little deal?

Echo Global CEO: the role of brokers, one-size-fits-all tech, and other 2019 questions Big deal or little deal?

Goods trade deficit widens again as exports fall, imports rise Big deal or little deal?

They spend 5 Good Minutes (well, more like 8) with Scott Friesen, VP of strategic analytics at ECHO. 

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.

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