309 episodes

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.

WHAT THE TRUCK?!‪?‬ Dooner, FreightWaves, The Dude

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    • 4.3 • 55 Ratings

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.

    Automating intermodal

    Automating intermodal

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking to EagleRail Container Logistics CEO and Chairman Mike Wychocki about how automated overhead systems can clean up intermodal and container congestion at the ports.

    CarrierHQ CEO Scott Prince joins us to talk about what fleets can do about AB5.

    TenFourDC’s Todd Campbell tells us why truckers are gathering in Washington this fall.

    And we have a double dose of #PlayItForward as CRST trucker Damon Hatcherson belts out R&B and country music artist Jeremiah Craig debuts his new album, “Life is for Taking Chances.”

    Plus, Kansas City Southern declares CN proposal as “superior”; Port of LA lengthens “unprecedented run”; Bluewire seeks to empower carriers to fend off nuclear verdicts; gas hoarder’s car explodes in flames; Pokemon cards spark violence at Target, and more.

    • 58 min
    Is gas the new toilet paper?

    Is gas the new toilet paper?

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are wondering if they’ll be able to fill their tanks by the end of the week. Just how bad are the impacts of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and are shortages self-inflicted?

    We’re continuing Supply Chain Education Week on WTT as we talk to professor Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

    Plus, Loadsmith shares its new portal; owner-operator Wayne Cragg is on a highway to health; double brokering scam exposed; trucking memes; and more.

    In addition to Nagurney and Cragg, they’re joined by other special guests Brett Suma, the CEO of Loadsmith

    • 59 min
    Pipelines, bullwhips, and death by disruption

    Pipelines, bullwhips, and death by disruption

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about yet another ransomware attack, the bullwhip effect on demand and what the Colonial Pipeline outage means to the bottom line.

    Plus, the rise of supply chain education; why truckers are buying dogecoin; where Biden’s infrastructure plan money should go; Steam Logistics on its new domestic offerings; inside the world of team drivers; and live music from trucker Taylor Barker.

    They’re joined by special guests Chris Tang, a distinguished professor and Edward W. Carter chair in business administration at UCLA; Steam Logistics President Steve Cox and CEO Jason Provonsha; Daniel Stanton, CEO of Mr. Supply Chain; Taylor Barker, owner-operator of Heniff Transportation Systems LLC; and BillyBigRigger.

    • 58 min
    Making cannabis deliver

    Making cannabis deliver

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about what it takes for logistics providers to serve the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

    Plus, protecting yourself against cyber risk; Subway sandwich deemed unsafe; trucker run over by team driver awarded millions; reused COVID tests; and the musical stylings of Trey Griggs.

    They’re joined by special guests Colin Landforce, COO, Unrivaled; Rick Bridges and Glenn Patton, Roanoke Trade; Trey Griggs, vice president, Lean Sales; and Alan Adler, Detroit Bureau chief, FreightWaves.

    • 59 min
    What you need to know about rail and road safety

    What you need to know about rail and road safety

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking all about safety. You’ll learn about the dangers at rail crossings with Operation Lifesaver and BCB Transport’s Rick Larkin cooks a pizza while talking about driver safety and road check week. We’ll also take a look at supply chain procurement challenges and get the word on the beat.

    Plus, freight prices show no signs of slowing; Mother’s Day to boost shipping volumes; Apple’s new fulfillment strategy; Lufthansa’s sharkskin; Amazon’s gamification; and more.

    They’re joined by special guests Jennifer DeAngelis, director of communications and marketing, Operation Lifesaver Inc.; Buck Russel, senior supervisor public safety, Union Pacific Railroad; Rick Larkin, president, BCB Transport; Nate Cunningham, senior materials planner, Tesla; and Grace Sharkey, reporter, FreightWaves.

    • 59 min
    In-person events are back

    In-person events are back

    On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about the return of in-person events. Find out the logistics behind getting the goods to events as well as their importance to groups like St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

    Plus, data-driven trailer rentals; why you need to monitor your DOT number; oversight panel says Yellow increased lobbying efforts ahead of $700M loan; SPAC rumor mill churns over autonomous truck software developer Plus; this week in pricing power; detergent applied to roofs causes British Columbia Creek to fill with foam; what states have the rudest drivers; and more.

    They’re joined by special guests Oren Zaslansky, founder/CEO of FlockFreight; Shannon Currier, director of philanthropy and development, St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund; Matthew Leffler, vice president of trailer solutions, vHub; and Rick Malchow, industry business adviser, J. J. Keller.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

iadams1989 ,

Fix the extremely irregular volume levels

I enjoy the podcast and learn a fair bit but sometimes there’s too much frivolous banter. While listening in the car I’m frequently maxing out the volume to hear some people and then one of the hosts or the music/sound effects come back and I get blasted. Please fix this.

DoomerT ,

Well worth the listen

I may be biased. Just a bit ;p

Thanks for pressing play.

MomBonJovi ,

The show about freight

There are few freight shows that get how to have fun and how to make these concepts relatable. This show isn’t one of them. It’s not just a great show about supply chain, it’s simply a fantastic podcast in general. The guy who doesn’t like the enthusiasm sleeps in dirty underwear under a wet blanket.

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