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.
FreightWaves won the Rise of the Rest startup competition in Chattanooga. Hyperloop for freight could be faster and cheaper than air. Tesla's batteries are burning, their executives are leaving, their factory's mortgaged. We give a sneak peak of what to expect at Transparency 18. JP and Chad discuss all this and more in this week's episode.
What is the solution to trucking's stubborn parking problem? Natural gas-powered trucks are well ahead of electric trucks. Two controversial approaches to "solving" the scarcity of commercially-licensed drivers. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
California Supreme Court ruling could force companies to reclassify contractors as employees. The OOIDA-ATA battle breaks out into a full verbal brawl, all in public. Nikola Motor claims Tesla infringed its truck patents, seeks $2B in damages. Chad and Zach (filling in for JP) discuss all this and more in this week's episode, sponsored by LyncAmerica.
The top 5 ways to be a shipper-of-choice. Daseke bets heavy on oil with Aveda acquisition. The next big thing in LiDAR is tiny and massively scaleable. CSX aims for trucking. Chad and JP discuss all this and more in this week's episode.
ELD hard enforcement begins. Carriers seek better driver retention methods in the capacity crunch. XPO joins the digital freight booking push. Reefer rates climb out of the Salinas, Central, and Imperial Valleys. JP and Chad discuss all this and more in this week's episode.
The trade war with China escalates. Is 2018 the year of the trucking capacity crunch? BNSF and the future of coal. Chad and JP discuss all this and more on this week's episode.
FMCSA's Chief Martinez gets an ear full at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Driver retention drives the debate at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Meeting. Vapor and Hangar announce a merger to create drone technology infrastructure across the U.S., starting in Chicago. Amazon, Tesla, and other tech companies had a very bad week. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's What The Truck?!?
Self-driving cars log their first pedestrian fatality. Chad and JP have the great Tesla debate. The Austin Bomber exposes vulnerabilities in parcel carriers. Trump announces Chinese tariffs and we are loadless in Seattle.
Uber, Waymo, Starsky, and Embark hit the road with autonomous trucks. The West Coast spot market reaches an inflection point. The Tennessee glider kit scandal blows up and we round out the week in blockchain.