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What will wake the sleeping bear? — Freightonomics

What happens when the economic boom eventually ends?

The blooming post-pandemic economy certainly has all the warning signs of collapse, but what needs to happen before the bubble pops? And what will happen when the crash comes?

Those are just some of the questions plaguing Zach Strickland and Anthony Smith on this episode of Freightonomics. The two debate where the economy is headed and if surfing the high freight market wave is enough to carry through the end of the year. 

Smith and Strickland touch on inflation in the manufacturing and consumer goods space, the continued capacity constraints, and how carriers have the upper hand when it comes to freight negotiations — and will have that hand well into the future. 

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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.