What The Truck?!? - Episode 8

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Episode Summary:

Driver recruiting and retention efforts focus on pay packages. We cover the first quarters earning season. Eggs and lettuce recalls: could blockchain help? JP and Chad discuss all of this and more on this week's episode, sponsored by LyncAmerica.

Episode Notes:

JP and Chad pop the top on a couple of fresh brewchachos. After announcing What the Truck?!?’s new sponsor, LyncAmerica, they break down the top headlines of the week:

Driver recruiting, retention efforts focus on pay packages as turnover expected to climb

Earnings reports from Knight-Swift, Covenant, UPS, and Landstar

Eggs and lettuce recalls: could blockchain help?

Then Chad and JP played Big Deal or Little Deal? to close out the show:

Container ship traffic is humming along: big deal, or little deal?

Sec. Mnuchin is trying to defuse trade tensions: big deal, or little deal?

Truck tonnage down again in March as capacity constraints take hold: big deal, or little deal?

Volvo Truck innovations still focused on the driver: big deal, or little deal?

Housing activity improved to start spring, providing another boost to freight activity: big deal, or little deal?

Proposal to alter Oklahoma trucking regulation dies, but not without some fireworks: big deal, or little deal?

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.