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.
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.
Susquehanna's Transparency18 takeaways. Transparency 18 Best in Show winners. JP and Chad sit down with Slync's CEO, Chris Kirchner, for an interview. All this and more on this week's episode.
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?!?