What The Truck?!? - Episode 9

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Episode Summary:

California Supreme Court ruling could force companies to reclassify contractors as employees. The OOIDA-ATA battle breaks out into a full verbal brawl, all in public. Nikola Motor claims Tesla infringed its truck patents, seeks $2B in damages. Chad and Zach (filling in for JP) discuss all this and more in this week's episode.

Episode Notes:

Chad Prevost and Zach Strickland (filling in for JP), crack open a Lagunita’s Waldo and a Wicked Weed Lieutenant Dank. Then, they're primed and ready to test Zach's knowledge with the Trucker Lingo game (spoiler alert: he gets a 60%). Then, they're off and running on the big headlines of the week:

California Supreme Court ruling could force companies to reclassify contractors as employees

The OOIDA-ATA battle breaks out into a full verbal brawl, all in public

Nikola Motor claims Tesla infringed its truck patents, seeks $2B in damages

They end in a whirlwind round of Big Deal, Little Deal? Will they get it all in under two minutes?

The spot market continues to degrade as freight market stabilizes

C.H. Robinson's operating margins get squeezed, and Wall Street notices...and reacts

Carrier confidence has impacted freight markets as much as capacity

The Starship is almost ready to launch

What factors are pushing UPS to seek to deliver much bigger parcels? 

Women in the transportation industry is on the rise: WIT Index

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.