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State of Freight is a series of industry resources from FTR, the leader in market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. FTR podcasts provide updates for the Trucking and Rail markets, as well as the broader economy. Each podcast includes a slide deck of graphs that can be used in presentations or for internal analysis. For show downloads and to signup for more State of Freight content, go to www.FTRintel.com/podcast.
 
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WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Dooner, FreightWaves, The Dude

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WHAT THE TRUCK?!? is FreightWaves' irreverent award-winning podcast breaking down the biggest stories in transportation and logistics. WTT?!? is all about the people that make freight move. On the show you'll hear from founders, CEOs, VCs, truckers, brokers, and influencers. Join FreightWaves' hosts Dooner and The Dude three times a week on FreightWavesTV and podcast players everywhere.
 
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On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are heading to the Port of Los Angeles to get an update from the workers on the ground. Gio Marz, director of carrier relations and drayage operations at Cargomatic, lets us in on just how bad congestion is and what he thinks the port can do about it. Lesley Hensell, co-founder of Riverbend Consulting, gets us…
 
NOVA’s Intermodal dispatch software is a comprehensive & integrated software module developed especially for the Intermodal drayage industry. Well-timed & accurate info, along with Container Tracking, will aid your Intermodal operations staff in each business decision. In fact, this is the best Container Tracking Software you can have in the presen…
 
The Extra Mile Episode 4: MDOT's Newest PIO & a Deeper Look into Intermodal Planning Show intro with Paul and Waverly Guest: David Kenney, MDOT Northern District Public Information Officer Recap of time working in news including over 20 years at WLBT Talks about making transition from working as a journalist to working in public relations What have…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Finch Fulton, Locomation’s vice president of policy and strategy, about his appointment to the PAVE Board of Directors. Its industry members include traditional automakers, auto component makers, startup technology firms, established tech companies and insurers. We’ll find out what that means fo…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with H.D. White Logistics CEO Hope White. Hear how Hope has built her business, fought through the shipping crisis, and overcome racism to become a supply chain community leader. Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Apple Podcasts Follow FreightWaves Insiders on Spotify More FreightWaves Podcas…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Grain powering uptick in overall carload traffic as harvest begins. Intermodal holding at historical levels despite being in peak season as carriers meter capacity. Four week and individual week numbers show a slightly different perspective The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, To…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we dive into the U.S. and transportation employment situation and the latest data on the authorization of new trucking companies. Plus, we recap the week in the spot market for truck freight, the unemployment situation, and the price of crude oil, which crossed another key threshold on October 11. The Trucking…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are covering a Kickstarter shipping crisis horror story with a happy ending. FORT founder Conor B. Lewis tells us why bootstrapping a company and crowdfunding millions in 2021 created an “impossible situation” for his magnetic pillow fort company and how he knows it will survive. Captain John A Konrad V, CEO a…
 
On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with Optimal Dynamics founders Daniel and Warren Powell to talk about their multigenerational journey in freight and passion for AI. The mission of Optimal Dynamics is to be the decision layer of logistics in order to help companies automate and optimize their operations. Follow FreightWav…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Grain powering uptick in overall carload traffic as harvest begins. Intermodal holding at historical levels despite being in peak season as carriers meter capacity. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow al…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are live from OceanWaves where they’re covering the issues conquering ocean shipping. With special guests Lionel Van Der Walt, Global Chief Commercial Officer at PayCargo; John Oechsle, CEO at Derive Systems; Shruti Bansal, Principal Freight Product Manager at Kpler; Carlos Medina, President at SpillBully; Gre…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we look at a spot market that remains very strong, diesel prices that are not making many people happy, and several economic indicators related to manufacturing, consumer spending, and international trade. Plus, we comment on the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term and what it might mean for trucking. T…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are kicking off the spookiest season of them all as ocean shipping conditions horrify shippers. Radu Palamariu of Alcott Global gets us up to date on the latest in the world of supply chain executive hiring, recruiting horror stories and memes. Anna Nagurney of University of Massachusetts Amherst shares what t…
 
2021 has proven to be every bit a challenge as 2020 as the lingering capacity crunch continues to affect supply chains worldwide. Companies that have withstood the disruption did so with the help of logistics partners who understood how to maintain open lines of communications and find innovative solutions to the most prevalent problems. Paul Nelso…
 
About Episode 99: While specialists in online education, such as instructional designers and administrative leaders, help carry out online courses and programs strategically, it is the faculty whose voice, wisdom, and human connections make online learning successful. In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom discuss the importance of this faculty voic…
 
On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are highlighting some of FreightWaves’ brightest reporters. Learn how they investigate and source stories, what’s newsworthy and what makes a headline click. Plus, Pick your bottleneck: Ports, chassis, containers, labor; ransomware attack on Forward Air may have exposed sensitive employee data; Lordstown Moto…
 
On today's episode of #WithSONAR, Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor will dive into some of the densest lanes surrounding the Chicago truckload market. With conditions shifting into greater favor of the carriers, Chicago lanes could poise to be even more difficult for shippers and brokers in the coming days and weeks. Follow #withSONAR on Apple Podcasts …
 
In this Rail Market Update: Grain powering uptick in overall carload traffic as harvest begins. Intermodal faces a new round of domestic service curtailments from the west coast to inland terminals that will limit volume growth. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is pre…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, guest host Jonathan Starks reviews the latest data on the housing market, including housing starts and permits, sales of new and existing homes, and mortgage rates. Plus, we recap the week in the spot market for truck freight, diesel prices, and unemployment benefits. The Trucking Market Update is (usually) ho…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about surviving peak season. Caleb Nelson, Chief Revenue Officer at Sifted has 5 tips for making it out ok on the other side. We’ll learn what happens when a driver abandons his truck and the logistics behind recovering it. Mohammad Banibaker, President at Azmi Freight Inc shares a recent horror st…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about the massive influx of cargo ships to both U.S. coasts and the impacts they’re causing throughout the supply chain. With a squeeze on both ends of container ship flow, when will ports finally see some relief? Andrew Smith, founder and CEO of Outrider, is pioneering autonomous yard operations f…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to NASA’s Nate Hickman and Nick Kindred about Orion’s launch-abort system. Orion is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before and will be used on the NASA Artemis mission. Today we’ll learn what happens when good missions go wrong. Quality Transport Company Senior Vice President Am…
 
Despite capacity crunches, labor shortages, and market instability, some supply chain companies found ways to not just survive but also thrive in the withering conditions of the pandemic. Some of the key factors to withstanding the volatile landscape included a nimble approach to meeting customer needs and an agile system to be able to reallocate r…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Most sectors bounced back well from the Labor Day holiday, but there were some exceptions. Intermodal unlikely to see volumes rise further from present levels unless dynamics change significantly. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is present…
 
In this week’s Trucking Market Update, we review some interesting data from FMCSA’s drug and alcohol clearinghouse and discuss an arguable connection to the Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate. Plus, we recap the week in the spot market for truck freight, diesel prices, and unemployment benefits and discuss the latest data on the indust…
 
On today’s episode of freight’s greatest variety show Dooner and The Dude are talking about Rail Safety Week 2021 with Josh Vance, Sr. Director of Safety, Intermodal, J.B. Hunt and Rachel Maleh, Executive Director, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Brian Schnedler, Agency Owner at Smith-Eagle Logistics takes us inside the world of train operations and what…
 
About Episode 98: Guest Ryan Rogers joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss the experiences of K12 students during remote instruction and the challenges higher education institutions face in re-setting incoming first year students’ expectations of actual online courses. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: PDF Ryan Rogers, Director of Student Servi…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to multigenerational families in freight on this special bloodlines edition of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Plus, A. Duie Pyle honors million milers for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and a driver who just hung up his keys sings his way into retirement. The show features Pete Dannecker, VP of risk an…
 
In this Rail Market Update: Labor Day holiday volumes decline to July 4th holiday levels in almost every category. Intermodal unlikely to see volumes rise further from present levels unless dynamics change significantly. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR’s Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, …
 
The E-Commerce landscape is filled with not only opportunity but also intense competition for the hearts and minds of consumers. With so many service options, what do businesses have to do to show customers that they are directly tapped into their clients’ needs? Simeon Atkins and Kate Wells of Similarweb join us today to shed some light on how com…
 
On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Locomation driver DJ Hoff about what autonomous convoys mean for drivers. With eCommerce Week back in Los Angeles, HawkeMedia founder and CEO Erik Huberman gets us up-to-date on the inner workings of e-comm. Vets2Trucking owner Ivan Hernandez celebrates National Driver Appreciation Week and disc…
 
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