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.
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?!?
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.