WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Dooner, FreightWaves, The Dude

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 talking about turnover in trucking and whether drivers should chase sign-on bonuses. Brian Runnels, vice president of safety at Reliance Partners, chimes in on why bonuses aren’t always what they seem. Convoy co-founder Grant Goodale is team driving with Isaac Wilke, owner of Starlight Transportation and a Convoy Haul Star. They’re talking about how drivers partner with Convoy, how carriers are building their businesses on the platform and what Wilke is seeing out on the road and at the docks. CarrierDirect’s Robert “Strongest Man in Logistics” Bain teaches us how to make heavy lifts in the gym and mad gains on your bottom line in freight. Fresh Street’s Jordan Dickerson plays it forward with a track from his band Bitter Pills and gives us the lowdown on grocery logistics. Tive CEO Krenar Komoni teaches us the art of making an out-of-this-world logistics commercial. Plus, good news, bad news regarding 24/7 port hours; an overflow of Amazon packages; pallet thefts at Walmart; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves PodcastsListen to our guest’s band Bitter Pills

Dec 3

54 min 7 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to SEKO Logistics’ Brian Bourke about this year in freight, the cargo situation as we race toward Christmas, peak season insights, whether abandoned containers are an issue and if the supply chain bullwhip will crack next year.DHL Supply Chain North America’s Jim Monkmeyer talks about the issues that will dominate the conversation in the freight world next year.Travelers’ Scott Cornell teaches us how to protect our shipments by carrier vetting for cargo theft.Plus, retail inventories are up ahead of the holidays; FTC launches a probe into supply chain snarls; a FedEx driver in Alabama dumped parcels on six occasions; a look at Black Friday/Cyber Monday; and how to get your company on a Very WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Christmas special. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Dec 1

54 min 19 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Mark Cushing, founder and CEO at Animal Policy Group, about the importance and value of pet-friendly employment policies for office workers and drivers.Bryan Buckley, CEO/founder at Helmand Valley Growers Co., tells us about his company. HVGC is a veteran-owned and -operated cannabis manufacturer that donates 100% of its profits to studying how cannabis could treat PTSD, chronic pain and other veteran issues. He’ll tell us how the supply chain has hit the cannabis business.Patty Pappas, co-founder of Hello Again, is helping women get through menopause with a cannabis-based solution. We’ll find out the why behind her company and how supply chain delays have impacted the components needed for her goods. Steve Ferreira, founder and CEO at Ocean Audit Inc., hits us with his latest port report. We’ll find out how containers are flowing as we race toward Thanksgiving. Andy Owens, CEO at A&M Transport, shares his thoughts on workforce development in trucking. Plus, Thanksgiving dinner up 14%; Labor Department sues Paccar over firing worker who publicly questioned COVID safety; new bill aims to get more female drivers in the cab; woman swallows AirPod; CMA CGM delivers the turkey; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 22

55 min 7 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Steam Logistics CEO Jason Provonsha about the company's massive expansion in Chattanooga as well as its war against brokerage noncompetes.Lauren Gleason, deputy port director, business development at Massachusetts Port Authority, tells us how the Port of Boston got big ship-ready and what that means for New England shippers in '22.Eric Rempel, chief innovation officer at Redwood Logistics, shares how his company is partnering to win. We’ll learn what Redwood's partnership with Freightos means for the industry and the company. Graham Jamrock, wind turbine driver at Jordan Carriers, tells us about the process behind hauling massive wind turbines. Dale Young, vice president at World Distribution Services, discusses e-commerce during peak season and what that means for space, hiring, fulfillment and innovation.Plus: Stranded drivers in Canada get a helping hand; DoorDash driver delivers unwanted surprise; Jack Daniel's takes a spill; unsolicited carrots; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 19

54 min 33 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to VIAHART CEO Molson Hart about what Black Friday/Cyber Monday is going to look like for small retailers and Amazon sellers. Convoy co-founder Grant Goodell discusses the FreightTech 25, the driver market and cutting out the empty calories in freight.The Kraft-Heinz Company and HEMI’s Trent Zuberi is talking about the grocery supply chain and if you’ll have any issues finding ketchup to put on your turkey this Thanksgiving. “Mr. Supply Chain” Daniel Stanton shares what he’s thankful for and what his biggest turkeys are this year. Plus, U.S. Xpress’ trucking outlook; did Trevor Milton get his trial moved; Port of Vancouver hit by storm; a miraculous crash; and is the driver shortage a myth? Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves PodcastsShop at VIAHARTBuy Supply Chain For DummiesListen to HEMI

Nov 17

55 min 9 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about shipping crisis solutions. Can foldable shipping containers help? Staxxon’s George Kochanowski and Richard Danderline tell us how their smart box intermodal containers could save space and help clear up the ports. Technology-driven logistics and last-mile delivery provider Bolt Logistics announced last week that it has raised about $92 million in Series B financing led by Ikea. Mark Ang, co-founder and CEO at Bolt Logistics, is here to tell us what’s next for the company as we enter the depths of peak season. Glynn Spangenberg, chief commercial officer at Locomation, discusses the supply chain crisis and how Locomation's human-guided autonomy can help fix it.Tim Ruger, COO at Central States Manufacturing, joins the show to talk about his company’s giving back program and the work that it is doing with Wreaths Across America. And “The Dude” Michael Vincent got some product in for his sustainable guitar pick and equipment startup Ocean 7 Music. We’ll get an update on his business as he builds in public. Plus, free hats for CDL holders; 587 person long line for a shower; Port of Savannah putting containers at airports and more.  Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 15

55 min 1 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Salvatore Mercogliano, a Ph.D. and the chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science at Campbell University, about the White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force’s response to the shipping crisis. We’ll break down the steps the task force has taken and whether they have helped or hurt the situation. Boris Panov, a load planner at A2B Cargo, takes us globally as we hear about trucking in the Balkans and we talk about the universal language of … memes?FreightWaves reporter Grace Sharkey shares her highlights from F3, turns her hair blue and tells us what’s good in the world in trucking. Plus, the FreightTech 25 winners are announced; a visit to Reliance Partners; will a new truck be the perfect home away from home; Papa Pig blocks the road; and a Sherwin-Williams truck needs a new paint job. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 12

54 min 53 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from day 3 at F3. They’re joined by special guests Alex Rodrigues, CEO and co-founder at Embark Trucks who talks about his company going public today at a $5+ billion valuation. Not bad for a 26-year-old. Bob Hitt, North American Lead, Transportation & Logistics Industry at SalesForce on the evolving landscape’s impact on the future of freight sales.Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer at Redwood has predictions for ‘22 and beyond. Prasad Gollapalli, President/CEO at Trucker Tools shares tips on overcoming capacity constraints. Haley Evans, VP, Broker Services at TriumphPay speaks to the future of freight payments.Zach Strickland, Market Analyst at FreightWaves tells us all about SONAR TRAC.And we send off outgoing FreightWaves President and current Emerge President George Abernathy.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 11

1 hr

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from day 2 of the F3 virtual event. They’re joined by Anil Khanna, Director of Product: Digital Vehicle Solutions at Daimler on improving fleet uptime via tech. Dennis Anderson, Chief Customer Officer at ArcBest on capacity networks: the unsung heroes of the industry.Thom Albrecht, CFO & CRO at Reliance Partners on trucking's "Canary in the Coal Mine" warning signals?Daryl Failor, Owner Operator at DF Dedicated Fleet shares the carrier perspective on empty milesTrey Griggs. VP, Sales at Lean Solutions Group covers trends in the labor market that will impact hiring in 2022.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 10

44 min 36 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from day one of F3: the Future of Freight. They’re covering autonomous trucks; automating operations; the war for talent; the next generation of FreightTech founders and more. They’re joined by Matt Carroll, Project Manager at Waymo; Sanjiv Khurana, General Manager, Digital Vehicle Solutions at Daimler Trucks North America; Adrian Garcia, Founder & CEO at Gatego; Lauren Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Armstrong Transportation and Micah Osborne, CTO and co-founder and Will Jones CEO and co-founder at Loadflex.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 9

44 min 6 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to FreightWaves editor-at-large John Kingston about the vaccine mandate and if trucking qualifies for an exemption. Port X Logistics founder Brian Kempisty offers up solutions and strategies to contend with the port crisis. Have you tried to order a couch this year? Dooner’s took almost 6 months to arrive. Today we’ll find out from Kristin Smith, president and COO of Fernish, how her company has managed to skirt supply chain issues to deliver the goods.Darcee Scavone​, VP, Talent, Culture & Community Engagement at Lineage talks about the launch of the nonprofit Lineage Foundation for Good. We’ll learn how this nonprofit is aimed at reducing food waste and fighting food insecurity to support the global communities where over 21,000 of Lineage’s team members live and work.Pierre Whiteside of Victory Ave Equipment Financing Inc. shares trucking tips and teaches us how to lower our insurance. Plus, good news / bad news concerning diesel at Travel Centers of America; 24/7 hours at SoCal ports; a lost dog with a semi truck sized happy ending and more. Visit our sponsorDooner’s TEDxSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 5

55 min 5 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Harbor Trucking Association CEO Matt Schrap about how the Supply Chain Task Force and port approved container dwell fees harm smaller shippers. Find out why container fees that are passed on to shippers do nothing to solve the problem with empty returns that dray operators face. We’ll learn about The Wall That Heals and how a partnership with Razor International is making moving it easier. Chris Guttormsson, vice president of sales and marketing at Razor International USA, along with Tim Tetz, director of outreach at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund fill us in. Cris Arens, managing partner at Logisyn Advisors discusses the explosion of logistics technology and how it influences mergers and acquisitions integration.Adam Ruff, VP of business development and transportation solutions at DHL Supply Chain speaks to the value of managed transportation services. Plus, we’ll go inside the newsletter to touch on the scale of ships and why bad sourcing isn’t always a symptom of the supply chain crisis. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 3

54 min 51 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Jack Hedge, executive director at the Utah Inland Port Authority, about how moving freight inland can help the SoCal ports. ShipHero founder and CEO Aaron Rubin gets us up-to-speed on what to expect in warehousing, fulfillment and e-commerce this holiday season. ShipHero serves more than 10% of Shopify stores globally. We’ll learn what its data is saying about peak season. FreightWaves Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler is charged up about proposed new EV tax credits that could have you wondering if you’ve driven an electric Ford lately. Plus, what’s new in the Nikola versus Tesla patent lawsuit? And are rail robberies on the rise; NHTSA says traffic deaths have hit an all-time high in ‘21; Canadians welcome pineapple on pizza; why one driver is pulling his truck for health; and more.  Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Nov 1

55 min 31 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are kicking off the spookiest show of the year on the "Squid Game" of freight. Joshua Santora, Kennedy Space Center public affairs officer at NASA, lands on the show.Kennedy Space Center may be the only place in the world with five different modes of transportation: car/truck, plane, train, ship and rocket. For NASA and its commercial partners to launch anything into space, teams at Kennedy Space Center use a variety of methods to transport spaceflight hardware and other equipment to and from KSC and the cosmos. We’ll hear all about the integrated supply chain and what we can learn from it down here on Earth.Jason Gillespie, senior director of continuous improvement and innovation at DHL Supply Chain, talks about digital innovation.Adam Knight, creative director at First Gear Inc., helps you get a jump on your holiday shopping for the supply chain lover as we get a look at its holiday lineup of diecast trucks.Plus, the latest on $100 daily fees at SoCal ports; port truckers dispute driver shortage claims; Amazon earnings dip while sellers struggle; Bay Area wind tosses a truck; and more.Check out First Gear Inc and VIAHART’s BrainflakesVisit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 29

53 min 57 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to project44 founder and CEO Jett McCandless on his company's phenomenal growth as well as his view of the marketNolan Transportation Group (NTG) CCO Drew Herpich on what we need to know about e-commerce this holiday seasonUniGroup Director of Forwarding Solutions and NVOCC Julie Metzger-Colona on the advantage of a dedicated project mgmt teamJCT's Ian Weiland on the chassis crisisAnd Project K-9 Hero's Jason Johnson with his dog and National Ambassador K-9 Yoube talk about the great work they do for service dogs when they retire.Plus, Amazon sellers slammed by shipping costs; c-suite and truckers don’t see eye to eye in ATRI poll; truck fords the river and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 25

55 min 26 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Nathan Strang, Flexport’s director ocean trade lane management, about his recent visit to the SoCal ports. We’re over a week into “24/7” terminal operations, yet a new record of 79 container ships at anchor was set Thursday. We’ll hear what Strang learned about the challenges of 24/7.Adam McDonough, vice president, Truckload-North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson, and his grandpa, Richard McDonough, are here to talk trucking then and now. Did many of the problems the industry faces today start during deregulation?It’s a family affair as Kingsgate Logistics CEO and partner Jeff Beckham brings his clan on the show and we talk bloodlines and the influence of family in freight.The Freight Bambino is back to talk trucking and the growth of his ghost cattle company clothing line Bambino Freight Co.Plus, traffic congestion at NJ port terminals; containers invade SoCal streets and Port of Boston is big ship-ready but will the big ships call it?Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 22

53 min 36 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to dray trucker, NJ Port Girl, about the nightmare congestion situation drivers are contending with at the ports of NY/NJ. She’ll also give women advice on getting their authority and building their own trucking business.Colin Landforce, chief technology officer at Unrivaled Brands, is building one the strongest cannabis distribution networks in the U.S. We’ll learn about the logistics and M&A that are lighting up that sector.Brad Gillette, head of operations at Gatik, talks about the company's new deal with Ryder System to build a nationwide autonomous delivery network.Plus, we’ll go deeper inside the newsletter and talk about the results of '24/7' measures at SoCal ports; debunk the CARB/AB5 conspiracy; and discuss a questionable offer from a VR-based adult entertainment company aiming to reward port workers.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 20

53 min 1 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Lauren Beagen, principal and founder of Squall Strategies, about the FMC’s new notice on detention and demurrage. Brent Orsuga, founder and president of Pinnacle Growth Advisors, has advice for job seekers looking to get a new role and a big salary in supply chain. Should you cash in on the great recession?Gayle Campbell-Andrus, CEO at Truck Sail Inc., is making trailer side skirts and boat tails designed to improve the aerodynamics and road safety of semi-trailers and straight trucks.James S. Crowley, creative director at Texas Media Foundry, shows us the art of filming trucks and telling a story with the lens.Elizabeth Simpkins, regional underwriting officer for Inland Marine Transportation at Travelers, teaches us about contractual risk transfer. Plus, will freight blimps solve the shipping crisis; semi spills the beers; A&E is bringing back “Shipping Wars”; and more. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 18

55 min 21 sec

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 for pushing autonomous tech forward.Taylor Barker, an owner-operator at Heniff Transportation, gives us his perspective on the state of trucking and his thoughts on what the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force had to say.Ed Burns, VP of relationships at Burns Logistics, has tips for networking in a hybrid world split between virtual and in-person events.T.J. Knudson, Tony Darnell and Peter Kempf have just launched the Northern Indiana Transportation Club. We’ll find out all about their mission and purpose.Niko Brown, CEO of Monkey Business Consulting, teaches us how to sell freight through storytelling.Plus, a trucker pulls past John Deere in a sign of solidarity with 10,000 striking workers; a trucker flips off striking workers at a distillery and flips his truck; will marijuana edibles end up in the Halloween candy-giving supply chain; and Wizard fired.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 15

55 min 28 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Xeneta CEO and co-founder Patrik Berglund about the data behind the shipping crisis. How long will shippers be battling one another for capacity like contestants in a Squid Game?Ross Kennedy, founder of Fortis Analysis, busts supply chain myths and conspiracy theories.Mike Wilson, CEO at Consolidated Chassis Management, gets us up to date on the state of chassis in the U.S. Just how bad is the shortage?Ryan Schreiber, director of engagement at CarrierDirect, lets us in on what companies have him excited about this year’s FreightTech 100. Who’s got his vote this year?Plus, White House releases Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force goals; Semi Megachargers spotted at Giga Nevada; coil rolls off back of semi; fast food sends corporate workers to the cash register; and the perfect peanut butter and jelly ratio.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 13

54 min 9 sec

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 up to speed on what retailers need to know about selling on Amazon this holiday season.Brian Runnels, vice president of safety at Reliance Partners, is live from the National Tank Truck Carriers conference in Dallas. We’ll hear about what’s going down at the event.Trent Broberg, CEO at Acertus, shares his solutions for outsmarting the capacity crunch.Plus, inbound containers will stay elevated into 2022; congestion is limiting “larger gains”; U.S. intermodal rail traffic softened in September on supply chain woes; the Biden administration is pushing shippers and carriers to expand operating hours; man orders 100 tacos on first date; and Dooner’s 300th episode. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 11

53 min 45 sec

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 at gCaptain, tells us the story behind his site, the prominence of freight media during this perpetual peak season, and tells us about the most difficult editorial he has had to write.Angus Pacala, co-founder and CEO of Ouster, tells us who will survive in the lidar space and why this tech is important to trucking.Plus, the Ryan Zimmerman shipping crisis bobblehead is here and a look at the ports of Los Angeles and Houston.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 8

54 min 27 sec

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; Greg Finnerty, Vice President Operations at Concept Logistics; Greg Miller, Senior Editor at FreightWaves. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 6

1 hr 2 min

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 the return to in-person studies has been like for students and what they’re learning about logistics.Katie Houston of Indigo is talking AgTech and the world of dry bulk shipping.Plus, Coca-Cola resorts to bulk shipping; exports hit new highs; UPS appeals $27 million nuclear verdict; Tenstreet acquired by Providence Equity Partners; will a bad haircut in Massachusetts land a barber in the big house; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 4

54 min 28 sec

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 Motors may sell its plant to Taiwan’s Foxconn for $230M; and is there a shortage of shipping container stock images? With FreightWaves Editor in Chief Mike McAllister, Brian Straight and reporters Clarissa Hawes, Alan Adler and Grace Sharkey.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Oct 1

55 min 26 sec

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 story that had his company setting a trap for a truck on the lam. Melissa Forman, Chief Strategy Officer at TriumphPay talks about how driver and warehouse labor shortages as well as increased costs for materials have throttled supply chain productivity. Find out why there’s no better time than now for trucking to embrace technology.Sean Richardson, VP of Growth and development at Tallgrass Freight shares what you need to know when dealing with recruiters. How can candidates find the right roles and how can companies find their perfect match?Charley Dehoney has a major announcement.Plus, we go inside the newsletter to learn how an impending energy crisis will hit supply chains, discuss the strong arm of Amazon’s algorithms, and the guys react to Amazon Astro.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 29

58 min 28 sec

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 for logistics hubs. We’ll learn some of the results from the company's test site and find out how this can increase yard efficiencies. Stephen McIsaac, SVP brokerage sales at Nolan Transport Group, breaks down hurricane logistics and how the 2021 storm season could impact trucking.Rachael Heaps, national sales manager at TransImpact, is helping Saia stuff a truck to benefit victims of Hurricane Ida. She’ll let us know how you can get involved.Brian Runnels, vice president of safety at Reliance Partners, is on-scene at TCA’s Truckload ‘21 in Las Vegas. We’ll find out what he’s betting on. Morgan MacDermaid, recruitment coordinator at Steam Logistics, tells us what’s good in hiring and if The Great Resignation is still hitting brokerages.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 27

58 min 28 sec

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 Amanda Schuier shares her bloodlines story. Schuier is third generation in this business and a proud recipient of Women In Trucking’s “Top Women to Watch” award in 2020. She’ll also let us know what went down at the recent TMC conference.We’ve got another shortage on our hands and this time it’s tires. Are the wheels coming off the supply chain? We’re talking to IMI Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager Bob Bortner about it.Plus, the feds say scammers received $70 billion in questionable PPP loans; Amazon-focused AB701 in California gets the governor’s signature; Emerge raises $130M Series B to scale digital freight marketplace; the “Mission Impossible” train hits a bridge; and more. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 24

58 min 8 sec

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 happens to freight in the event of a derailment. Grace Sharkey, reporter at FreightWaves, has a review of some of the best and worst promotions from this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Craig Leinauer, Inland Marine Claim Manager at Travelers discusses some of the large claims and losses that carriers have experienced. Plus, a record 70+ ships are sitting off the ports of Los Angeles / Long Beach, but 24/7 operations may be coming. Truckers head West to cash in on freight gold rush. KCS, CP outline growth opportunities post-merger. CBP seizes championship rings and more. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 20

57 min 25 sec

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 and integrated resources for A. Duie Pyle; Jason Ickert, president of Sonwil Logistics, and Ben Ickert, a retired trucker; John D. Reiser, the VP of global supply chain for The Cannon Group, and Jim Reiser Sr., a retired purchasing manager, Jerry Dooner, a retired marine cargo insurance executive; and Nathan Lewis, a retired trucker. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 17

58 min 57 sec

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 discusses veterans in trucking and how the industry can show it cares.H.D. White Logistics LLC CEO Hope White is moving reefer in reefers and connecting the ports in the Southeast.Plus, container ships named after New England Patriots; a BMW drives under a semi; bad math sinks the Golden Ray; and the Suez versus the largest ship in the world. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 15

59 min

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. We’ll find out how the industry is stepping up this year as Anthony Eber, head of driver recruitment at DHL Supply Chain, and Cody Griggs, Director of Capacity Management at C.H. Robinson, share what their respective companies are doing.“The Rideshare Guy” Harry Campbell used to be an engineer before driving for Uber and Lyft. Now he runs a successful YouTube channel dedicated to the gig economy.Christian Lanng, CEO, co-founder and chairman at Tradeshift, asks why large enterprises have struggled to wean themselves off paper; why they think they’re doing digital when they’re not; and how they can find inspiration from the unlikeliest of places.Plus, is it time to start your Christmas shipping now; the Echo deal; delivery companies sue NYC; and nearly 80% of drivers still having trouble finding food over the road. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 13

55 min 10 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Koop Technologies co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer Kamron Khodjaev about next-gen data-driven autonomous vehicle insurance.LuckyTruck CEO and founder Devin Bostik gets us up to date on the world of InsurTech.Slync.io founder, Chairman and CEO Chris Kirchner shares his company’s new booking and allocation management solution for logistics service providers.Terry Douglas, CEO of Express Courier, talks about the business of regional carriers.Ron Lentz, managing partner at Logisyn Advisors, wants you to know your logistics company’s worth.Plus, CMA CGM caps rates, Deja Su as another ship gets stuck in Suez, Biden mandates vax and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

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Sep 10

59 min 54 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Bedrock Ocean Exploration CEO and co-founder Anthony DiMare about creating the SpaceX for ocean. Bedrock recently unveiled its autonomous submarine, revealing a first-of-its-kind vertically integrated ocean-mapping technology. They’ll find out how it will be used to support the wind industry and ports. Meghan Meurer, executive vice president of sales at Unigroup, talks about final mile as the next frontier. Anshu Prasad, CEO and co-founder, and Peter “P.J.” Benoit, the “big kahuna of sales,” share the Leaf Logistics story and a passion for visibility. The Jet.com founder wants to build a utopia in the desert with a city from scratch.A look at the Port of Boston and much more. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 8

1 hr

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to WeatherOptics founder and CEO Scott Pecoriello about the data behind the storm. What are the numbers showing us about Hurricane Ida?Port X Logistics founder Brian Kempisty discusses how chartered vessels affect drayage, transload and OTR trucking capacity.Bay Cities' Joshua Linden talks us into the world of retail display and pop-ups. Professional trucker Keaira Finlay takes us inside the cab to talk about life on the road and how she ended up on a Star Trek spinoff.Granite Logistics' Mike Harris does some heavy lifting as he discusses the ins and outs of heavy haul.Lady Logistix LLC CEO Tristen Simmons' goal is to empower women in the industry to come together, share experiences and help grow successful supply chain businesses. She shares how she’s driving change in the supply chain.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 3

58 min 3 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are LIVE from the FreightWaves Intermodal Summit.American Association of Railroads Vice President and Economist Luisa Fernandez-Willey joins the show to talk about the bipartisan infrastructure plan, rail congestion and decarbonization.Operation Life-Saver Director of Communications and Marketing Jennifer DeAngelis teaches us rail safety.Stealth Startup co-founder and CEO Harris Ligon tells us why containers are the unsung heroes of rail and how to use creativity over capital to improve rail operations.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Sep 1

35 min 3 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to FreightWaves founder and CEO Craig Fuller about the trucking impacts of Hurricane Ida.Business Insider senior reporter Emma Cosgrove discusses freight going mainstream. Cosgrove shares her approach to coverage for broader audiences as the appetite for supply chain coverage during the shipping crisis hits critical mass.TextLocate founder Ryan Rogers is creating the “superpower of check calls.” We’ll learn how TextLocate smooths driver and load tracking.Battle Ax Sports founder Ashley Nichole Cole is looking to maximize baseball and softball players' swing performance. She’s also starting an initiative at a Mack Trucks/Volvo Trucks NA powertrain site that empowers employees to become content creators.Add-On Systems Director of Telematics John Piper stops by the studio to tell us why he’s hit the road for the Arkansas Trucking Association.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 30

1 hr 1 min

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to NASA’s David Bush and Michelle Lamoia about their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and how the logistics behind launch safety work.BITCADET’s Dusty Dean shares innovations that US manufacturers are making to be more competitive and deliver a superior experience for their customers.Dray Depot’s Brian Rice outlines the challenges shippers and carriers are facing in the drayage market. Plus, ports of Los Angeles / Long Beach set new record for ships at anchor; shippers start taking freight recovery into their own hands; warehouse capacity crunch; Flamin’ Hot MTN DEW and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 27

58 min 37 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking to OOIDA’s Norita Taylor about his recent letter to the Department of Commerce regarding the driver shortage. The ATA claims driver pay is causing inflation, but is there any truth to that?SHE Trucking’s Sharae Moore gives us the low-down on her upcoming trucking event, SHE Trucking Expo. She’ll also let us know the story behind her appearance on Disney+’s "Breaking Bobby Bones.”Reliance Partners' Brian Runnels drops the gavel on mock trials and gets us prepared for trucking court cases.Blu Dot’s Nate Shutes joins us to discuss managing employee mental health and stress.Plus, we’ll go inside the newsletter to talk about Geoff Milton’s milk crate challenge … inventing the modern modular milk crate. Middle school students get an education in trucking. And a look at congestion on land and sea.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 25

58 min 13 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to HERBL founder and CEO Michael Beaudry about the logistics of distributing cannabis. We’ll learn what operating in the marijuana market means for growers, retailers and distributors.Three daring team members from Kuehne+Nagel alongside Intermodal Director Kevin Cudby from Cargostore Worldwide are fearlessly taking on a 13,000-foot skydive with the Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team.Justin Smith, VP of sales, and Greg Finnerty, VP, operations, at Concept Logistics, are here to talk carrier contract negotiations and managing shipper expectations.Chris Clever, SVP LTL solutions, Nolan Transport, gives us an LTL market update and talks about the impacts of e-commerce.And Mark Dalla-Vicenza, sales director, Portage Transport, cooks it forward with a delicious poke bowl.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 23

59 min 9 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Daniel “Mr. Supply Chain” Stanton about anarchy in the supply chain. Amazon goes brick and mortar, 40 ships are at anchor in San Pedro Bay, Tesla is making robots, and inland and ocean rates are at record highs. When will order be restored?Jennifer Grenz, CRO, Ossia is sending power to devices wirelessly. We’ll learn how it works and how IoT will drive logistics now and in the future. Steve Shebuski, VP of digital strategy at Blue Horseshoe, talks about the need for, and benefits of, risk mitigation, including areas where companies can assess: current manufacturing partnerships and inventory levels. Insurance is always one of the highest fixed costs for motor carriers, especially for small fleets. What's going on in the insurance market and how is it changing? We ask Mark Epperson, chief client officer, AonTransportation Programs.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 20

59 min 7 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Tive CEO Krenar Komoni about how the company is working with customers to ensure critical, lifesaving, time-sensitive shipments are on time and in full. Find out how organs for transplant go missing and how tech aims to prevent it.Locomation VP of Policy and Strategy Finch Fulton fills us in on the environmental benefits of autonomous trucking. We’ll also gain some insight into how the DOT views these new vehicles.FreightWaves' Andrew Cox tells us why Dooner’s couch took four months to arrive. We’ll also hear about what’s next on his podcast Point of Sale.FreightWaves' Eric Kulisch gets us up to date on disruptions at the Port of Ningbo and dives into the cost difference between ocean and air. It’s getting closer than you think.Plus, spot rates hit new record high; ports see record volumes … again; what "The Mandalorian" has to do with a trucking serial killer movie; Walrus gets a sea couch; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 18

58 min 58 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to OceanAudit CEO and founder Steve Ferreira about the state of ocean freight and when containergeddon will finally end. Plus, Ferreira will discuss his best-selling book “Navigating B2B,” share ways to recover money on your freight bills, and answer the question: Are charters the solution for shippers?The guys take a field trip to Taimen Transport to see how they’re bridging the culture gap between drivers and the office.FleetOps CEO Chris Atkinson wants drivers to make the first move. Find out how they’re matching truck drivers with shipments using vehicle data and AI.Travelers risk control technical director Daniel Brown talks about crash avoidance and tech.Plus, used car salesman held hostage during wild ride; man swallowed by whale and lives to tell about it; and Trader Joe’s comes to Chattanooga.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 16

57 min 48 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from FreightWaves Cold Chain Summit. With reefer rates about to crack $4.00/mi, port congestion freezing margins, and industrial space in short supply they’ll look into the state of the cold chain supply chain. They’re joined by special guests Jonathan Swart, Director, Specialized Operations, Blue Grace Group; Tim O’Rourke, Senior Managing Director, JLL; Meshach Weber, Chief Marketing Officer + Chief Experience Officer, LoadsureVisit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 11

32 min

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to VIAHART CEO Molson Hart about building and running an educational e-commerce toy company. Hear the trials and tribulations of selling online via Amazon, Walmart, eBay and more. Plus, what do you do when your product gets Amazon Basic’d?QuickLoadz Intermodal Robotics CEO Sean Jeans is automating trailers and diving into shark-infested sea caves.Plus, a U.S. Xpress report predicts high volumes, rates and labor issues; the Postal Service reports a $3 billion year-on-year loss; Canada border officers reach a deal with the government, ending a “major disruption” to the supply chain; IKEA meatball-scented candles; and more.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

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Aug 9

59 min 31 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Kargo founder and CEO Sam Lurye about how the company is getting drivers moving faster by using control towers to instantly scan freight as it’s unloaded into your warehouse.DHL Supply Chain’s driver recruiting center manager Nicole Heron shares innovative ways that her company is recruiting.FreightWaves’ Kevin Hill gets us up to speed on upcoming industry events.Plus, MSC fires back against allegations of collusion, and Maersk is earning big and buying big as well with two acquisitions.And don’t miss the shocking footage of a police officer who was ambushed while inspecting a semi.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 6

58 min 26 sec

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to SEKO Logistics’ Brian Bourke about Christmas. Will it be ruined? Are the ocean carriers plotting to pillage Whoville? Paying ocean rates is most certainly a beast, ship now lest your tree have the least. We’ll break down key holiday shipping dates. Squall Strategies’ Lauren Beagen shares her insight on what the FMC may do about MCS suit against “collusive” carriers. Marco’s founders Peter Spradling and Jacob Shoihet just landed $82 million in funding to help shippers finance freight from Latin America. Covenant’s Matt McLelland is launching a new show on FreightWavesTV called “FreightFriends” we’ll find out if he’s the Ross or the Chandler of the show. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts#WHATTHETRUCK #FreightNews #supplychain

Aug 4

59 min 4 sec

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about a U.S. company that’s suing "collusive" ocean carriers and alleging price manipulation. Jon Monroe, founder, Monroe Consulting, tries to help us make sense of this market and what’s going on between shippers and carriers.In the past three years, C.H. Robinson's renewable energy business has grown by 654% as the sector rushes toward an expected sevenfold growth to $2.15 trillion worldwide by 2025. And today, these industry feats face another major hurdle: one of the most volatile transportation markets in history. Jim Mancini, VP of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Robinson, helps us get a handle on it.Trent Broberg, CEO at Acertus, gets us up to speed on the looming surge in vehicle production.Ayeshah Abuelhiga, founder and CEO, Mason Dixie Foods, talks about the logistics of biscuits.We #PlayItForward with Jason Myers, Icarus Witch bassist and account executive at The Content Factory. He’ll also give us PR and promo tips for your freight businesses.Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Aug 2

59 min 6 sec

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are joined by NASA’s John Giles and Sam Dove to talk about the logistics operations behind their 6.6 million-pound crawlers. Would you drive one of these rigs?St. Christopher Truckers Fund’s Shannon Currier has her charity creating for a cause at today’s SCF auction.ITF Group’s Tim Breckenridge discusses complete warehouse solutions and pop-up fulfillment opportunities for smaller e-commerce and retail customers.FreightWaves reporter Grace Sharkey shares the good news on Bestpass’ Tour de Cure, and we’ll do some shopping at the ATA store.And, Bon Jovi gets a rest stop but will it be slippery when wet?Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Jul 30

58 min 39 sec

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about how Schneider is supporting professional driver Mitch Palmer’s daughter, Krysta, a member of the U.S. diving team at the Tokyo Olympics.Andy Berke, BlueGrace Logistics’ senior sales director, gets us up to speed on how its tech platform enhances Uber Freight’s LTL capabilities.New Legend Inc. EVP and Director of Operations Robert Moffitt takes us on a journey through the evolution of FreightTech.Estes Express Lines VP of Engineering Rich Schwartz brings us inside the deal with Spireon to make LTL fleets and equipment easier to locate.CST Transportation CEO Tim Leonard lets us know if DataQ challenges work.And Covenant’s Matt McLelland hopes on a hang glider to get hyped for F3. Visit our sponsorSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Jul 28

58 min 37 sec