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The massive sea change at America’s ports- WTT

On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner and The Dude are talking about the massive shift in imports from the West Coast to the East Coast. We’ll find out from Ed McCarthy, chief operating officer at the Georgia Ports Authority, how the port prepared for the incoming swell — and is it here to stay?

Truckers for Troops’ 16th annual campaign launched this week and Norita Taylor, director of public relations at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, is here to tell us all about it. The fundraising effort has been an OOIDA tradition since 2007, dedicated to sending care packages to service personnel stationed in combat zones.

Highway aims to bring digital carrier identity to the supply chain. We’ll hear from its founder, Jordan Graft, on why he started the company his next FreightTech venture.

Are truckers being used as political pawns? FreightWaves Editorial Director Rachel Premack talks about how the “driver shortage” myth is being used against drivers.

Back The Truck Up’s Rooster and SuperTrucker are back from F3 to talk about our ride in a Plus AI autonomous truck; the world’s scariest truck thief; UPS failing the SATs; answering kids’ questions on trucking; and a touch-a-truck comes to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster, content producer and host who is currently the director of audio at FreightWaves and the creative director of Back The Truck Up. In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. He produces and co-hosts the hit podcast and FreightWavesTV show, WHAT THE TRUCK?!? WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 10k subscribers in the supply chain and trucking niche. Dooner has been in freight since 2005 and has held directors positions in operations, sales, consulting, and marketing. He has worked with FedEx, Reebok, Adidas, L.L. Bean, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, and many more high level clients across the full spectrum of the supply chain. He was a featured speaker at TEDx Chattanooga.