What The Truck?!? - Episode 5

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Episode Summary:

The trade war with China escalates. Is 2018 the year of the trucking capacity crunch? BNSF and the future of coal. Chad and JP discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

Chad and JP pop the top on a fresh beer. Then, they play a quick round of Fake Headline or Real? Then, they process the top headlines of the week: The trade war escalatesIs 2018 the year of the trucking capacity crunch? Should drivers’ pay be doubled? What’s the deal with coal and the BNSF?

Then, Chad and JP 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?

The FMCSA moves to exempt mirrorless trucks from federal regulations.

Celadon, described as NAFTA’s premier carrier, says its financials can’t be relied on.

ELDs hard enforcement began April 1.

The ATA wants higher truck weight limits.

Construction activity stalls.

Mason Mega Rail project seeks to double rail capacity by 2020.

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.