What the Truck?!? is FreightWaves' irreverent new podcast breaking down the biggest stories in transportation and logistics. Join FreightWaves writers John Paul Hampstead and Chad Prevost weekly as we discuss all things freight.
JP and Chad bring you a special broadcast from Texas Station at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. They’re joined by special guest, FreightWaves’ executive editor, John Kingston. First, they discuss the MarketWaves afterhours party with Uber Freight and what kind of Texas-sized beers they’re imbibing. Then, they discuss some of this week’s headlines.
On this week's episode Chad consumers a powerful Lagunita’s Brown Shugga’ and JP sticks with a Bell’s two-hearted but with a twist. Then, they cover the headlines of the week with a focus on drivers and tech. Finally, they play a Big Deal, Little Deal? Will they make it two in a row?
On this week's episode Chad imbibes a Truckstop Honey from Back 40 beer from Gadsden, Alabama and JP has the usual comfort brew, a Bell’s two-hearted. This week, leading up to the midterms, the dynamic freight duo take on a variety of political issues such as they pertain to freight and economics. They measure the political B.S. meter from a scale of 1-10.
JP and Chad slug a Sweetwater IPA and Brooklyn Lager. Then, they tackle the headlines of the week: Tesla posts epic earnings beat, FMCSA will no longer assume a commercial driver "is always a human" as it prods autonomous trucking, Whitepaper: TransportTech venture capital trending hot. Then, they bring back the Big Deal, Little Deal? What's the deal with JP?
Chad and JP crack open a feel-good-go-to in Bell's Two-Hearted, and a first time try of Birhimgham brewery's TrimLine IPA. This week they cover the technology headlines and earning reports of the week. Then, the dynamic freight duo spends 5-Good Minutes with William Kerr of Edge Logistics.
Hurricane Michael slams into Florida and Georgia. ATA’s Bob Costello thinks carriers will have pricing power through 2020. This week’s sell-off in transportation stocks. Stifel reiterates a ‘buy’ rating on C.H. Robinson and explains why. JP and Zach Strickland discuss all this and more on this week’s episode.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear case that tests how owner-operators, carriers settle disputes. Railroads + Shippers = Solutions Conference. What’s a mango got to do with it? Blockchain expert panel at McLeod's User Conference. They sit down for Five Good Minutes with Tom McLeod at the McLeod UC2018 conference. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Chad and JP crack open an Aquafina and a Diet Coke at McLeod Software's User Conference 2018 and discuss the Elon Musk / SEC drama over the weekend, exciting new features added to McLeod's PowerBroker, project44's new capital raise, the McLeod Data Science Initiative, and Walmart's blockchain partnership with IBM. We're proud to say that this episode was brought to you by McLeod Software.
Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood sentenced to 150 months. Safer salads hit the shelves in 2019. "Gig" driver wages are falling, and their numbers are increasing: Chase study. Five Good Minutes with Keith Mader. Goldman Sachs: trucking rates to peak in Q4, gradually decline in 2019. North Carolina residents sue CSX for failure to prevent devastating flooding.
Freight Alley: a region where logistics contributes to more than 40% of the economy. ArcBest's pension problems. JP and Chad sit down with Ashley Smith from Truckers Against Trafficking for 5 Good Minutes. It all connects: supply chain sustainability is just good business. Finally, Punjabis and their rise as an Indian-origin trucking community in the U.S. Chad and JP discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
JP and Chad are joined by FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller, EVP David Bradford, and Meteorologist Nick Austin for a special Hurricane Edition of What the Truck?!?
Hurricane Florence update. Understanding the unique needs of the oil and gas services industry. Business Intelligence solutions and the increasing need for data. Goldman Sachs analyses incumbents and disruptors in brokerage. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode, sponsored by Trimble.
JP and Chad sit down with Eric Adamchick, Meteorologist and Weather Analyst for RiskPulse, for a quick conversation about Hurricane Florence. This episode of What The Truck?!? was recorded live at Trimble’s in.sight 2018 conference and is sponsored by Trimble.
Andrew Silver, freight prodigy, is running the hottest brokerage in Chicago, K & L Freight doubles down on data analytics and financial services, Autonomous vehicles, crowdsourcing, drones and even humans are all seeking a place at the last-mile table, BNSF intermodal facility on hold as Port of Los Angeles and City ponder next move. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
It appears we've upset the Journal of Commerce. Electric bike-sharing companies need to look at the Chinese bike debacle before aggressive expansion. Five years in, China’s Belt and Road looks like a giant debt trap. ATRI makes the case for more HOS flexibility. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
How a New York Jets' tackle came to invest in FreightWaves. Where’s Bezos? Top 5 places Amazon HQ2 will land according to SONAR. FMCSA to open debate on HOS regulation revisions. Intermodal trucking takes up fight against U.S. tariffs aimed at equipment. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Springfield, Illinois hits Walmart with a $50k fine for allowing truck parking. Safeway delivery drivers make history with a newly ratified union contract. We interview Senator Bob Corker about Trump's tariffs. 162 transportation and logistics companies make the 2018 Inc. 5000 list. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
JP and Zach Strickland were at the McLeod CFO conference at the Westin in Nashville. We sat down with BiTA Managing Director and co-founder (and FreightWaves CEO!) Craig Fuller and McLeod's VP of Special Projects Ken Craig, also a BiTA cofounder, to talk about the history of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. We talk about technology alliances, intellectual property, data standards, and, of course, the promise of blockchain.
Uber spins off Uber Freight as separate business unit. The Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy leaves retailers anxious to pick up the slack for the holiday shipping season. Maersk and IBM take their blockchain platform live as they seek additional partners. The shipbreaking industry where workers die on the shores of Bangladesh. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Uber shuts down self-driving truck program. We have the August Economic Roundup and freight markets still cooling but history says not for long. Federal standards or state's rights? Making sense of Denham and Dynamex. Key takeaways from Stifel’s deep dive on trade war risk. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
JP and market analyst Zach Strickland climb in 'The Grumpy Pete', a customized 2003 Peterbilt, and crack open some Foster's Ales with Dean Croke, FreightWaves' Chief Analytics Officer. We talk about Dean's experiences driving two million miles through the Australian outback, and then we turn to earnings week
JP and market analyst Zach Strickland were at the Westin in Nashville for McLeod's CFO conference and recorded a special episode of What the Truck?!? from the event.
Opponents of the EPA loosening glider kits rules get a quick stay from DC court. How community colleges are combating the driver squeeze. Amazon's Prime Day "Christmas in July" to test supply chain. CSX announces record 58.6% Operating Ratio, says turnaround not finished yet. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Trump’s trade war is aimed toward reshoring, but will it work? Can you solve the driver problem by making trucking cool again? A new frac sand giant is born amid an industry shift. Shell CEO suggests a swifter ban on diesel cars in the UK. Producer price data shows surging trucking, transportation rates. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Major tech changes will hurt the for-hire trucking market within the next decade. Where are the drivers going? Look no further than the warehouse. JP and Chad do 5 GOOD Minutes with Craig and Ben from CDL Marketing on driver retention. LNG carries crack open the Northern Sea Route. The U.S. has borne the Jones Act long enough. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
Blockchain panelist at SMC3 talk use cases, regulation, and crypto. JD.com opens up an automated warehouse that employs just four people but fulfills 200,000 packages daily. Amazon unveils plans to ramp up delivery services for their own packages. Volvo Trucks and FedEx demonstrate platooning technology in North Carolina. NFI and Penske are trialing Freightliner electric trucks. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
OPEC is ready to put more oil into a market that very much needs it. The expanded Panama Canal is already altering global trade flows. UBS says that brokerage incumbents reign supreme and that disruptors are not a major factor. Sweden gets the world's first road that recharges electric trucks as they move over it. JP and Chad discuss all these topics and more on this week's episode.
FTR’s State of Freight: capacity to remain tight, economy in strong but there are some mixed signals. How the Denham amendment could impact the J.B. Hunt meal break trial. JP and Chad do "Five Good Minutes" with Ken Evans and Andy Dishner from Konexial. The Dallas freight market is leading the country. Indian logistics suffers from capacity fragmentation and labor shortage. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
It starts here: Chris Spear highlights agenda at ATA's 2018 NAFC. ATA speakers: The future of supply chains and why blockchain is a team sport. Hyundai Merchant Marine’s building spree adds to global orderbook. 260,000 UPS Teamsters authorize a strike, if necessary. JP and Chad discuss all of this and more on this week's episode.
We're super stoked to launch Freight 2025: Forecasting The Future, our new book sponsored by LaunchIt Public Relations. Canadian Pacific Teamsters settle their strike and Brazilian owner-operators shut down the highways. JP and Chad talk about all this and more in this week’s episode.