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Trucking markets, robot trucks and K-9 heroes – WTT

On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is catching up with Kodiak Robotics’ brand new COO fresh from USA Truck, James Reed. We’ll find out where he thinks autonomy is headed and why he’s along for the ride.

Three weeks into ‘23 and we’re starting to get a better picture of how long the freight slump will last. We’ll dive deep into the macro conditions driving freight with Reliance Partners CFO/CRO Thom Albrecht.

FreightWaves’ Donny Gilbert fires up the SONAR supercomputer and crunches rates, rejections and volumes in the dry van and reefer markets. 

Do you got that dog in you? Project K-9 Hero does. It protects those who protect us by giving retired police and military dogs life after service. CEO and founder Jason Johnson, as well as furry companions, join the show to talk about the upcoming fundraiser Performers for Paws. 

Plus, why truckers like to truck; a Tesla Semi breaks down again; getting out of a rut; and more.

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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.