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Rising consumer confidence, falling demand for goods — Great Quarter, Guys

Is there a limit to how much American consumers want to spend?

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FreightWaves’ Anthony Smith joins Andrew Cox as co-host on this episode of Great Quarter, Guys and the two dig into consumer behavior in Q2. 

The two talk about consumer confidence when it comes to spending and the shift from goods demand to services demand. Even though demand for goods is slowly decreasing, Americans still are spending the money they banked away during lockdowns and travel limitations. 

The guys welcome Parker Woodward, marketing director at Route4Me, to talk about what the parcel sector is seeing when it comes to increased stress on the system. Woodward explains how Route4Me is helping navigate shipping delays and strain across the transportation industry at a time when every sector is stressed out. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.