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What you need to know about rail and road safety — WTT

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On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking all about safety. You’ll learn about the dangers at rail crossings with Operation Lifesaver and BCB Transport’s Rick Larkin cooks a pizza while talking about driver safety and road check week. We’ll also take a look at supply chain procurement challenges and get the word on the beat about how UPS will Make-A-Wish come true for one young boy.

Plus, freight prices show no signs of slowing; Mother’s Day to boost shipping volumes; Apple’s new fulfillment strategy; Lufthansa’s sharkskin; Amazon’s gamification; and more.

They’re joined by special guests Jennifer DeAngelis, director of communications and marketing, Operation Lifesaver Inc.; Buck Russel, senior supervisor public safety, Union Pacific Railroad; Rick Larkin, president, BCB Transport; Nate Cunningham, senior materials planner, Tesla; and Grace Sharkey, reporter, FreightWaves.

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.