What The Truck?!? - Episode 6

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Episode Summary:

ELD hard enforcement begins. Carriers seek better driver retention methods in the capacity crunch. XPO joins the digital freight booking push. Reefer rates climb out of the Salinas, Central, and Imperial Valleys. JP and Chad discuss all this and more in this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

Chad and JP pop the top on a fresh beer. Then, they play a quick round of Riddle Me This. Then, they process the top headlines of the week:

ELD hard enforcement begins

Capacity Crunch: Carriers seek better retention methods

XPO joins digital freight booking push

Reefer rates climb out of Salinas, Central and Imperial Valley

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?

How the flattening yield curve affects trucking: Big deal or little deal?

Airbus to offer lower-deck passenger sleeper berths amidst cargo holds: Big deal or little deal?

Aluminum, steel tariffs driving up raw material costs for trucks, trailers. Big deal or little deal?

More Modex, waiting for Weigh in Motion technology to be fully adopted in the U.S.: Big deal or little deal?

Experts speak on intermodal capacity challenges at TIA 2018: Big deal or little deal?

It might have been a one-day protest at XPO Miami, but was a lot longer in the making: Big deal or little deal?

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.