Freightvine

DAT Freight and Analytics, Chris Caplice

Hear the latest in freight transportation, supply chain and logistics from the Freightvine podcast.

Introducing the Freightvine Podcast
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Dr. Chris Caplice talks to Derek Gittoes, the Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Product Strategy at Oracle. After more than 20 years in the transportation industry, he has witnessed huge transformation and technological shifts. Derek shares his thoughts on breaking down supply chain barriers, TMS development, and advancing Oracle’s Transportation Management Cloud (OTM).  To wrap up, DAT’s Principal Analyst, Dr. Inam Iyoob, joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Nov 18

42 min 46 sec

Recurring Freightvine guest, Bill Driegert, joins Dr. Chris Caplice. Bill is the Head of Operations and cofounder of Uber Freight. Previously he held innovative leadership positions at Amazon and Coyote Logistics. Bill and Chris discuss the value of dynamic, real-time rating in a shipper’s freight network, API connectivity and the importance of execution.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Nov 4

47 min 5 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Principal Analyst at DAT, Dean Croke. Dean has held several positions across the supply chain industry. Currently you can see him appear weekly on DAT iQ Live. Dean also makes frequent radio appearances and publishes written work discussing freight market trends. During his conversation with Chris, Dean discusses the Domino Economy, U.S. imports and a prediction on the supply chain’s return to normalcy.To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Oct 21

43 min 37 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Steve and Billy Hupp of Estes Express Lanes. Steve is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, while Billy is the Chief Operations Officer. The three share a common background of attending the Virginia Military Institute. They discuss changes in LTL freight, technology and patterns seen by Steve and Billy throughout their 74 years of combined industry experience.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Oct 7

37 min 5 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Paul Page, Editor of the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report. He discusses changes in the supply chain over the last two decades and where the industry is headed post-pandemic. Paul shares his thoughts on congestion, air cargo and silver linings from Covid-19. Additionally, he tells his best story from the last 18 months.    To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Sep 23

45 min 44 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Angi Acocella, doctoral candidate and Freight Lab Member at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics. She discusses her nearly completed dissertation that explores the relationship between shippers and carriers on a number of levels. Angi shares her results and the analytical research behind them, providing intriguing insight.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Sep 9

41 min 52 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Total Quality Logistics President, Kerry Byrne. Kerry has worked at TQL since 2005. His tenured perspective offers unique insights into various brokerage and supply chain areas. Topics specifically covered are the importance of maintaining company culture through growth, the evolution of brokerages, and the role of technology. Additionally, Kerry answers questions about acquiring naming rights to the soccer club, FC Cincinnati.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Aug 26

38 min 33 sec

Matthew Elenjickal, CEO and Founder of FourKites, joins Chris Caplice to discuss Fourkites’ role in the supply chain industry. Matt founded FourKites in 2014 with a vision to provide shipment visibility for North American trucking. Seven years later, FourKites now tracks 2 million shipments daily across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Matt shares the knowledge he has attained over the years. Among several visibility topics, ROI, tactical vs strategic value, the impact of technology and blackholes are covered.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Aug 12

42 min 57 sec

Dr. Chris Caplice invites freight expert Bill Cassidy, Senior Editor of the Journal of Commerce. With so much going on in freight transportation and supply chains right now, there is no one better to help us understand and put things into perspective. Bill has been covering transportation for over 30 years writing and editing at Fleet Owner, Transport Topics, Traffic World, and now for the last 10+ years at the JOC. In this podcast, the two will discuss the merger mania that is gripping the industry, the dramatic increase in the number of carriers entering the market, and supply chain disruptions in general.  To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ 

Jul 29

47 min 40 sec

Yossi Sheffi revisits the podcast to talk with Dr. Chris Caplice regarding the pandemic’s imprint on supply chains and our society worldwide. Sheffi gives insight into his new book, “The New (Ab)Normal,” which analyzes business and supply chain strategy emerging from Covid-19. Medical and technological advancements are also discussed, including a prediction on hybrid work environments moving forward.To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Jul 15

48 min 52 sec

Dr. Chris Caplice and Roy Ananny take a dive into the TMS market. They discuss recent changes, how shippers should select software and the future of transportation management. Ananny shares from his 25 years of experience with TMS, including his thoughts on integrated cloud based systems and using APIs vs EPIs. Listen to ‘Mr. TMS’ explain how to choose the right system and his predictions for TMS over the next decade.To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ

Jul 1

35 min 39 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jun 17

45 min 1 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jun 3

54 min 15 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

May 20

53 min 54 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

May 6

41 min 31 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Apr 22

40 min

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Apr 8

51 min 34 sec

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ. 

Mar 25

44 min 30 sec

Dr. Chris Caplice and Kathy Fulton discuss the differences between the traditional supply chain industry and humanitarian logistics. As a leader in the American Logistics Aid Network for over a decade, Fulton shares her experiences supporting disaster relief with complex supply chain and logistics management. Hear how ALAN coordinated logistics from private sectors, food networks, and agencies to move supplies at a life-saving pace, from the 2014 Ebola outbreak to COVID-19To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Mar 11

46 min 58 sec

Dr. Chris Caplice and Kevin Zweier discuss the changing procurement strategies shippers are employing with brokers and carriers due to market volatility caused by COVID-19. These challenges include getting both sides to agree on the benchmarking metrics for rate renegotiation. They also discuss the elements of shifting work, which will likely remain post-pandemic, including video conferencing, broader bid interviews during procurement, and shorter bid cycles. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Feb 25

40 min

Dr. Chris Caplice and Marc Boyle discuss the differences between hauling normal freight and high-risk, high-value freight like pharmaceuticals. Marc shares his experience of growing up in a family trucking business. They discuss the impact that new technologies are having on transportation, and what it takes to operate in such a niche market.   To wrap up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast, powered by DAT iQ.

Feb 11

36 min 48 sec

Chris and Kelly discuss changes in freight over the past few decades. How TMS and software automation have enabled strategic thinking. The shift to e-commerce and how direct-to-consumer is here to stay. Why “Last mile” delivery has increasingly become an important part of business operations. And the complicated logistics of USPS picking up from and delivering to hundreds of millions of addresses on a daily basis.  To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jan 28

38 min 35 sec

Chris speaks with Zach about LMI, Logistics Managers Index. How it started, how it's calculated, and how a shipper, carrier, or broker use the LMI. They also discuss the December LMI report, how the pandemic has impacted the entire global economy, and the shift in supply chain over the last 10 months. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jan 14

51 min 24 sec

In this episode Chris, Inam, Ken, and Dean look back on the biggest surprises of 2020 and the adjustments made by shippers. They also talk 2021 forecasts for the freight market, and how the pandemic will continue to affect life.  To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Dec 2020

33 min 34 sec

In this episode Chris speaks with Shelley Simpson on how JB Hunt has adapted and innovated over the last 25 years, growing to nearly 20,000 drivers and $10 billion in annual revenue. The interview goes into how they have been a mover and shaker in the transportation industry through pushing marketplace adoption of new technologies. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Dec 2020

52 min 5 sec

In this episode Chris speaks with Frank McGuigan on what Transplace customers want, and how the company is different from other, more traditional brokerages that also provide managed services. They also talk through how operations have changed due to COVID-19 and what that means for the future of freight brokerage. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Nov 2020

34 min 1 sec

In this episode Chris Caplice interviews Tim Gagnon & Andrea Serra of C. H. Robinson. They discuss the ins and outs of procurement strategy software, Procure IQ, how the use of analytics has evolved over the last several years, and the impact the current health pandemic is having on procurement strategies.   To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Nov 2020

45 min 42 sec

Chris Caplice is joined by Marc A. Brazeau, the current chairman of the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) Connected Vehicle Supply Chain committee and Head of Logistics at FCA. Chris and Brazeau discuss how FCA has adapted to the changes in freight and manufacturing during the pandemic. Brazeau also shares how he balances the use of different transportation modes at FCA.  To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Oct 2020

41 min 39 sec

Dan co-founded Convoy in 2015 after stints at Microsoft, Google and Amazon. In this episode, Chris and Dan discuss why Dan chose to start a software company in the trucking industry and Convoy’s approach to being a digital intermediary in transportation.    To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Oct 2020

49 min 54 sec

Jeff Silver has been in the truckload/broker space for over 30 years, first starting American Back-haulers and then Coyote Logistics. In this episode Chris and Jeff discuss changes in the industry over that time. He also talks about his new technology startup, Mastery, the first commercially available TMS for large, scaled brokerages, large shippers, carriers and logistics service providers, and details what he calls the Final Frontier of transportation technology..    To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Sep 2020

46 min 38 sec

Phil West, Director of North America Transportation, and Mark Purdy, Sr. Manager of Dry Transportation at General Mills speak with Chris Caplice about what it’s like to manage transportation for a company serving both retailer/consumers and industrial/restaurants during a pandemic. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Sep 2020

36 min 38 sec

Josh Dolan of Cardinal Health speaks with Chris Caplice about what it’s like to manage transportation for a company with a wide portfolio of modes and channels. Followed by: To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Aug 2020

39 min 8 sec

Dr. Jason Miller joins Chris Caplice to discuss his recent research on the effect of truck driver turnover on the freight economy, forecasting transportation prices, and comparing bifurcation of markets in the COVID-19 recession to the 2008 Recession. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Aug 2020

48 min 20 sec

Research scientist Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez joins Chris Caplice to discuss findings from the Sustainability Logistics project and the MIT Genesis project, while sharing a business perspective on sustainability in logistics.   Followed by: To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jul 2020

54 min 30 sec

Kelson Hardwick, Director of Transportation Procurement at Walmart, shares what it's like to procure transportation services for a massive retail giant, plus the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their operations. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Jul 2020

44 min 54 sec

In this episode, Chris Caplice sits down with his MIT colleague and last mile transportation expert, Dr. Matthias Winkenbach. The duo discuss what it takes to build an effective last mile delivery strategy in urban areas with tactics such as: Multi-tier distribution On-demand delivery Drone logistics Their discussion wraps up with what Matthias thinks will stick around in the transportation industry as a result of COVID-19. Inam Iyoob then joins Chris for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.  [16:29] ICYMI, here’s the 2013 60 Minutes interview with Jeff Bezos where he unveils Amazon’s delivery drone concept: https://youtu.be/-qOBm3Iwlzo

Jul 2020

34 min 16 sec

Freight transportation leader Paul Newbourne has 40+ years of industry experience — leading teams as a shipper, carrier, and broker. Paul currently serves as Executive Director of Food Shippers of America as well as President of Logistics Project Consulting. In this episode, Paul shares his views on the importance of leadership in transportation, the evolving relationship between shippers and carriers, and the lasting impact of COVID-19 on the trucking industry. To wrap up the episode, Chris Caplice is joined by Inam Iyoob for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.    [19:14] Learn more about Dr. Douglas Lambert’s (The Ohio State University) research here: https://drdouglaslambert.com/   [19:16] Learn more about Kate Vitasek’s (University of Tennessee) research here: https://www.vestedway.com/about-kate-vitasek/     [28:12] Check out David Correll’s theory on the value of 12 minutes in solving the driver shortage here: https://freightvine.podbean.com/e/solving-the-driver-shortage-the-value-of-12-minutes-david-correll/ [30:52] Listen to episode 014 with Ron Guzzi of The Home Depot for an example of how shippers are makings cross-functional improvements to their operations: https://freightvine.podbean.com/e/reducing-driver-detention-at-the-home-depot-ron-guzzi/

Jun 2020

39 min 15 sec

Have you heard the exciting news? DAT Solutions, North America's leading online freight marketplace, has acquired the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) from Chainalytics. In this special bonus episode, DAT’s Chief of Analytics, Ken Adamo, joins Chris Caplice to discuss why this acquisition is a game changer for freight analytics and what it means for the transportation industry as a whole.  Learn more about DAT’s acquisition of FMIC here: https://www.dat.com/company/news-events/news-releases/dat-announces-acquisition-of-freight-intelligence-business-from-chainalytics

Jun 2020

26 min 55 sec

The rapid growth of e-commerce and enabling technologies have transformed the trucking industry over the last two decades. Justin Harness (Chief Revenue Officer at U.S. Xpress) shares his front-row perspective in this episode. U.S. Xpress is on a mission to create a “frictionless order journey” for its customers, and this pursuit has served the company well during the COVID-19 pandemic. To wrap up the episode, Chris Caplice is joined by Inam Iyoob for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.  [28:42] Download your copy of the U.S. Xpress COVID-19 Impact Forecast here: https://www.usxpress.com/2020/04/24/covid-19-impact-forecast-april-22-2020/

Jun 2020

31 min 30 sec

Brad Blizzard, head of logistics at Bridgestone Americas, explains how the company has creatively leveraged its private and dedicated fleets to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s portfolio management approach has yielded many advantages while network volumes have been down across most of their channels. Brad also shares his insights into the recovery path for the North American automotive industry, and discusses potential shifts in transportation and logistics to drive long-term resiliency. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.

May 2020

32 min 10 sec

In this episode, Ron Lazo (Vice President @ Manhattan Associates) joins host Chris Caplice to discuss which aspects of the COVID-19 era are most likely to stick — e.g., a distributed workforce, driver appreciation, real-time network balancing, and enterprise-wide visibility — and what the “new normal” means for both shippers and carriers. The former colleagues also discuss how the shipper/carrier relationship is evolving as well as the role of technology in providing much-needed visibility. To wrap up the episode, Inam Iyoob joins the conversation to provide the latest North American truckload market rate forecast powered by FMIC.

May 2020

32 min 12 sec

In this episode, Chris Pickett (Chief Strategy Officer @ Coyote Logistics) shares his insights on the COVID-19 pandemic and explains how it is playing out in the logistics service provider community. For most brokers, managing volatility isn’t new, but the frequency and severity of recent changes remains unprecedented. Chris also shares his take on the pending economic recovery and what makes this one different from the Great Recession of 2007-09. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.  [11:43] Learn more about the Coyote Curve here: https://resources.coyote.com/coyote-curve

Apr 2020

29 min 42 sec

The 50th annual Earth Day celebration is quickly approaching on April 22! To celebrate this milestone, we sat down with Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene from MIT’s Sustainable Supply Chains initiative to discuss the importance of freight transportation in making a positive impact on sustainability as well as the current state of the transportation sector. From measuring your GHG footprint to creating some new and innovative carbon offset programs, the duo offers pragmatic advice for improving your company’s transportation sustainability efforts. Plus, they address the pros and cons of pandemics like COVID-19 on green supply chain initiatives. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC.  [2:07] To learn more about how the Brundtland Commission defines sustainability, click here: https://www.iisd.org/topic/sustainable-development [7:38] Download a copy of the Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century report from the Energy Transitions Commission website: http://www.energy-transitions.org/mission-possible [14:54] Learn more about Josué Velázquez Martínez’ “Green Button Project” here: https://sustainablelogistics.mit.edu/green-button-project-consumer-preference-for-green-last-mile-home-delivery/  [15:47] Take a look at the Walmart study “The Emissions Implications of Modern Retailing: Omnichannel vs. Stores and Online Pure-Plays” here: https://cdn.corporate.walmart.com/00/5a/3c20743a4f0db2d00c452aebea95/omni-channel-emissions-modeling-whitepaperfinal04182017.pdf [16:28] To learn more about the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework for measuring your GHG footprint, visit their website: https://www.smartfreightcentre.org/en/how-to-implement-items/what-is-glec-framework/58/  [27:51] Get a preview of Suzanne Greene’s “Carbon offsets for freight transport decarbonization” article in Nature Sustainability here: https://www.suzanne.mit.edu/transport-carbon-offsets

Apr 2020

39 min 24 sec

Now more than ever in light of global health crises and economic uncertainty, it is important to understand the resilience of your supply chain network. And network modeling is where it all begins.  Supply chain design expert Steve Ellet (Sr. Vice President of Supply Chain Design at Chainalytics) joins host Chris Caplice to unpack some of the latest innovations in network modeling and the importance of “what-if” scenario planning and continuous modeling. Steve explains that transportation is a critical component of network modeling since it typically makes up more than two-thirds of supply chain’s total operating costs.  To wrap things up, Chris is joined by Inam Iyoob to provide the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC. The duo digs into the impact of COVID-19 on freight supply (i.e., drivers) and demand. [3:32] Learn more about the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) here: https://www.chainalytics.com/fmic/

Mar 2020

31 min 10 sec

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimated a record-high driver shortage of 60,800 at the end of 2018—almost exclusively in the over-the-road for-hire truckload segment. And forecasted it to increase to 160,000 by 2028. Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at ATA joins host Chris Caplice in this episode to break down their estimate, understand the root causes, and explore some possible solutions. Think: Attracting new drivers, enabling increased shipper productivity, and adopting driver-assisted technologies. This episode wraps up with Inam Iyoob sharing the most recent North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC. [4:45] Grab a free copy of ATRI report, “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2019 Update” by Dan Murray here: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/11/04/an-analysis-of-the-operational-costs-of-trucking-2019-update/ [8:05] Grab a copy of the ATA Truck Driver Shortage Analysis 2019 report here: https://www.trucking.org/news-insights/ata-releases-updated-driver-shortage-report-and-forecast. [19:56] Listen to the full David Correll episode here, or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://freightvine.podbean.com/e/solving-the-driver-shortage-the-value-of-12-minutes-david-correll/

Mar 2020

31 min 54 sec

This episode centers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the outbreak which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019 is impacting global freight transportation. Host Chris Caplice sits down with Yossi Sheffi, MIT professor and Chris’ boss at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, to discuss how the coronavirus differs from past crises and how the bullwhip effect will likely play out in this scenario. Prof. Sheffi also offers some advice to companies who are looking to manage the coronavirus and other global risks effectively. Chris is then joined by Inam Iyoob for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast which is powered by FMIC. [0:52] You can purchase a copy of The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage here: https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Enterprise-Overcoming-Vulnerability-Competitive/dp/0262693496. [0:55] You can purchase a copy of The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected here: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Resilience-Companies-Manage-Unexpected/dp/0262533634/. [1:55] If you’re interested in seeing the coronavirus data gathered by Johns Hopkins University, here’s the link: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 [6:12] Take a look at Apple's revised press release, acknowledging the impact of the coronavirus on their expected sales performance: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/02/investor-update-on-quarterly-guidance/ [26:15] Grab a free copy of ATRI report, “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2019 Update” by Dan Murray here: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/11/04/an-analysis-of-the-operational-costs-of-trucking-2019-update/

Feb 2020

29 min 13 sec

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer with more than 2,200 retail stores across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Each year The Home Depot spends around $2 Billion on domestic transportation services across dedicated fleets, truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload, making it one of the largest shippers in the U.S.  Ron Guzzi (Sr. Manager, Carrier Relations & Sourcing at The Home Depot) has led the company’s domestic transportation sourcing and carrier management efforts for the last decade. In this episode, Ron discusses The Home Depot’s ongoing journey to remain a shipper of choice, and it’s recent initiatives to reduce dwell time and driver detention at vendor facilities. This episode wraps up with the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC Pulse as well as a discussion on the impact of the coronavirus on the freight industry. [04:20] Grab of copy of the ATRI driver detention report here: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/09/04/driver-detention-impacts-on-safety-and-productivity/ [22:04] Learn more about how The Home Depot is transforming its flatbed operations here:  https://corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom/supply-chain-unveils-first-flatbed-distribution-center-fdc [26:44] If you’re interested in seeing the coronavirus infographic by Johns Hopkins University, here’s the link: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Feb 2020

30 min 34 sec

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is a leading non-profit research organization dedicated to the safety, efficiency, and productivity of the North American trucking industry. Dan Murray (Senior Vice President) oversees the development of ATRI’s research methodologies and helps distribute and promote their research findings.  In this episode, host Chris Caplice asks Dan to share insights on two recent ATRI reports: Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019 which summarizes the top-voted issues by drivers and carriers like Driver Shortage, Hours of Service (HOS), Detention, and ELDs Driver Detention Impacts on Safety and Productivity which digs deeper into the possible root causes of detention like industry sector and gender Dan also teases some upcoming research about ATRI’s new safety assessment tool they are developing with the University of Minnesota’s psychology department. And Dan reflects on how shipper and carrier dynamics have evolved over his 25+ year career.  His answer may surprise you! This episode wraps up with the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC Pulse. [2:39] Learn more about ATRI and access their free research here: http://www.truckingresearch.org  [5:14] To download a copy of the 2019 Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry report, visit: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/10/06/critical-issues-in-the-trucking-industry-2019/ [19:10] Grab of copy of the ATRI driver detention report here: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/09/04/driver-detention-impacts-on-safety-and-productivity/ [23:38] Read ATRI’s latest e-commerce study here: https://truckingresearch.org/2019/02/05/e-commerce-impacts-on-the-trucking-industry/ [27:08] To download ATRI’s latest crash predictor report, visit: https://truckingresearch.org/2018/07/31/predicting-truck-crash-involvement-2018-update/ [35:44] Check out articles to learn more about the nuclear insurance settlements buzz Chris references: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/jury-slaps-werner-enterprises-with-405-million-nuclear-verdict-in-fatal-crash & https://www.freightwaves.com/news/nuclear-verdict-kills-540-truck-carrier [37:19] Learn more in our episode with Alex Scott (Michigan State University): https://freightvine.podbean.com/e/the-impact-of-elds-other-freight-policies-alex-scott/

Jan 2020

38 min 52 sec

After nearly a decade as a practitioner at JB Hunt, Kenco Logistics, and IBM, Alex Scott went back to school for his PhD before returning to the world of academia to dig into transportation and policy research as well as teaching. Alex is currently an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.  To start their discussion Chris Caplice asks Alex to share his key takeaways from three of his previous research projects based on actual datasets (versus theory). The duo then digs into Alex’s latest award-winning research on the results of the ELD mandate which went into effect in December 2017, “Did the Electronic Logging Device Mandate Reduce Accidents?” In this study, Alex and his research partners dug into the FMCSA numbers since the mandate took effect to understand if driver safety had improved (or not). Chris then asks for Alex’s take on the proposed HOS rule changes and how he thinks drivers will react. At the end, Alex shares some of his new research topics. This episode wraps up with the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC Pulse. [7:57] Here’s Alex’s research on “Service Refusals in Supply Chains: Drivers and Deterrents of Freight Rejection”: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309821034_Service_Refusals_in_Supply_Chains_Drivers_and_Deterrents_of_Freight_Rejection [8:41] Analysis by Chris and Matt Harding: https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/33322 [10:30] Here’s Alex’s research on “Carrier Bidding Behavior in Truckload Spot Auctions”: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328469692_Carrier_Bidding_Behavior_in_Truckload_Spot_Auctions  [11:38] Here’s Alex’s research on “The value of information sharing for truckload shippers”: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282376833_The_value_of_information_sharing_for_truckload_shippers [13:18] Read Alex’s award-winning research on the ELD mandate results entitled “Did the Electronic Logging Device Mandate Reduce Accidents?” here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330425892_Did_the_Electronic_Logging_Device_Mandate_Reduce_Accidents [16:51] 2009 Study of FMCSA Data: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330425892_Did_the_Electronic_Logging_Device_Mandate_Reduce_Accidents  [19:15] This blog explains our take on the proposed HOS rule changes announced in 2019: https://www.chainalytics.com/proposed-hos-change-winners-and-losers/

Jan 2020

29 min 34 sec

This bonus episode serves as your Freightvine podcast backstage pass — from exclusive, never-heard-before clips to some hilarious stumbles and outtakes from 2019! You will hear from a number of previous guests, including: Craig Fuller (CEO, FreightWaves), Kristen Monaco (Associate Commissioner of Compensation and Working Conditions, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), David Correll (Research Scientist & Lecturer, MIT), and Andy Butler (Associate Director, North America Transportation Purchases, Procter & Gamble). Be sure to stick around until the very end to hear our first Freightvine blooper reel.

Jan 2020

20 min 43 sec