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.
Importance of pets in the office and the cab
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.
Death to noncompetes
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.
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Amazon sellers battle for Cyber Monday
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?
What if we just folded all the shipping containers?
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.
Is the Supply Chain Disruption Task Force helping?
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.
F3 Day 03: Embark Trucking goes public
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.
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