What The Truck?!?
By FreightWaves, John Paul Hampstead, Chad Prevost
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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 on Friday afternoons as we discuss all things freight.
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - February 15, 2019||What the Truck is going on in all things freight this week? We are visited by two special guests for this week’s episode: Zach Strickland and making his “inaugural debut” Michael Crosby. Weekly Market Update: What is happening from a carrier’s p||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - February 8, 2019||What the Truck is going on in all things freight this week? Zach Strickland and Ashley Coker join Chad Prevost to discuss the weekly market playbook: ECHO beats earnings on managed transportation growth, Old Dominion beats Q4 earnings estimates, keeps O||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - February 1, 2019||What the Truck is going on in all things freight this week? The dynamic freight duo discuss the weekly market playbook. Weekly Market Update: Volumes recover as end of month nears; Polar vortex heats up Chicago And then on to the other big headlines of||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - January 25, 2019||This week on episode 51 of What the Truck?!? The dynamic freight duo are joined by guest star, Zach Strickland, as they discuss the weekly market playbook: Weekly Market Update: Largest single day drop in freight volume since Spring of 2018 The Permian||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - January 18, 2019||WTT episode sponsored by Redwood Logistics First, JP gets back on track with a Bell’s Two-Hearted and Chad shares a Naked River Hop Hatch with special guest Zach Strickland.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - January 11, 2019||WTT episode sponsored by Redwood Logistics First, JP drinks tap water while Chad cracks open a Hutton and Smith Basecamp Blonde. Then they tackle an abundance of big headlines from this week in all things logistics. The dynamic freight duo then spend F||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - January 04, 2019||WTT episode sponsored by Redwood Logistics First, JP and Chad are joined by special guest, Sultan of SONAR, Zach Strickland, and all imbibe upon a Bells Two-Hearted in a tip of the cap to JP's go to.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - December 21, 2018||First, Chad and JP crack open a Victory Golden Monkey Tripel Belgian and a Green Bench Happy Hermit Pale Ale. That's right, JP is branching out. Then, they cover some of this week's headlines in all things freight and logistics. Finally, they play ano||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - December 14, 2018||First, JP and Chad crack open a Bells Two-Hearted and a Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet double IPA. Then, they cover some of this week's headlines in all things freight and logistics. Finally, they play another round of Big deal little deal, what's the deal wi||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - December 07, 2018||JP slugs a Bells Two-Hearted and Chad is visited by a Bearded Iris Homestyle. The dynamic transportation due cover some galvanizing headlines of the week. Then they spend 5 Good Minutes with Director of Education at IANA, Hal Pollard. Finally, Chad and||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - November 30, 2018||Chad and JP celebrate the holiday season with a bit of bourbon and "bitter" cheer. Then, they're off and running on this week's headline roundup. They take on 8 headlines in under two minutes (or do they?) with another rousing round of Big deal little d||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - November 21, 2018||This week's headlines bring us an array of reasons to be grateful for the coverage of FreightWaves and What the Truck?!? U.S. and China face last chance to avoid Jan. 1 tariff hikes, but don't get your hopes up Freight.Tech25: In spite of rocky year, Te||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - November 15, 2018||JP and Chad bring you a special broadcast from Texas Station at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - November 9, 2018||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||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - November 02, 2018||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.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - October 26, 2018||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: Transport||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? -October 19, 2018||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||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? -October 12, 2018||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||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - October 5, 2018||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 M||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Live from McLeod's User Conference||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 Scie||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - September 28, 2018||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 rate||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - September 21, 2018||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||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - Hurricane Florence Edition||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?!?||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - September 11, 2018||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||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Hurricane Florence Update||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||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - September 7, 2018||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,||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - August 31, 2018||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 f||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - August 24, 2018||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 equipme||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - August 17, 2018||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||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - The History of BiTA||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 tal||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - August 10, 2018||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||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - August 3, 2018||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||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - July 27, 2018||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 t||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Live from McLeod CFO Conference||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. They talk about declining lengths of haul in the age of e-commerce, the current environ||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat the Truck?!? - July 20, 2018||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 turna||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - July 13, 2018||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 pr||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - July 6, 2018||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||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - June 29, 2018||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||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - June 22, 2018||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 f||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 15||FTR’s State of Freight: capacity to remain tight, economy is 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 Konexi||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 14||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||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck - Episode 13||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||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 12||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.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 11||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 t||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 10||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||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 9||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||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 8||Driver recruiting and retention efforts focus on pay packages. We cover the first quarters earning season. Eggs and lettuce recalls...could blockchain help? JP and Chad discuss all of this and more on this weeks episode, sponsored by Lync America.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 7||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.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 6||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||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 5||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.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 4||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.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 3||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.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 2||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.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat The Truck?!? - Episode 1||Shell unveils its new truck. Run On Less achieves 10 miles per gallon. Uber Freight deploys driverless trucks and the last mile revolution continues. All this and more on this episode of What The Truck?!?||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Variety of indicators discussed and dissected then put into quality understanding perspectives.
Love the weekly FreightWaves news!
Very insightful freight news and plenty of interesting takes on what’s going on in the industry. Can’t say enough good things about the work JP and Chad are doing. Keep it up!
Insightful & interesting
Love listening to these on the way to sales calls, as a logistics industry professional the information is invaluable as I look to stay up to date with the industry.
Ps - do you ever finish those beers you crack?