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A full trailer load of freight podcasts from FreightWaves and American Shipper. Enjoy shows like the award-winning WHAT THE TRUCK?!? podcast, Put That Coffee Down, FreightWaves Insiders, Fuller Speed Ahead, Morning Minute, Great Quarter, Guys and more with one click of the subscribe button. One freight feed to rule them all!

WHAT THE TRUCK?!? EP277 Hyperloop CEO/co-founder Josh Giegel
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Today at 12:05 AM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about Virgin Hyperloop and the company’s vision for both passengers and cargo. Plus, trucking TikTok superstar Chace Barber talks hauling logs and posting vlogs. Dispatch 77 owner Gregory Paterek shares his comeback story. 

Plus, Workhorse lawyers up in mail truck contract dispute with Postal Service; Project44 reels in Ocean Insights in ‘largest acquisition in visibility space’; Trucking boom prompts Old Dominion to add 1,200 drivers and dockworkers; raccoons attack Torontonians and more.

They’re joined by special guests Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop; Chace Barber, tru...


Applying blockchain to the tire distribution industry - Global Supply Chain Week
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Today at 12:00 AM

Going beyond buzzwords, Rak-Joon Choi, an American Tire Distributors vice president, talks with FreightWaves’ Clay Katzman about how blockchain technology can bring more efficiency and transparency to supply chains through data sharing. 

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The democratization of fuel cells in trucking - Global Supply Chain Week
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Yesterday at 10:00 PM

Hyzon Motors, a carveout of Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, took over General Motors’ former fuel cell labs near Rochester, New York, to help North American and European markets catch up with China and other Asian nations in the use of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial vehicles.

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The critical role of battery packs in the transition to electric trucks - Global Supply Chain Week
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Yesterday at 7:00 PM

Romeo Power Technology recently completed a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. Romeo is now a public company with $545 million in contracts for heavy-duty truck battery packs. Investors include Republic Services and Tier 1 supplier BorgWarner. 

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Navigate B2B - Niche Wins for Container Shippers
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Yesterday at 6:30 PM

In today’s show Steve discusses some of his interviews from Maritime Supply Chain Week and the niche takeaways that viewers might focus on to enhance their companies ocean freight programs now and during 2021.

With contracting coming at us hard and fast do we assume a “brace” and “hard landing”, lose/lose proposition or do we deftly use and network to intelligent partnerships and opportunities that in the long game, provide softer win/win, or neutral/neutral scenarios?

Steve addresses the importance of mitigating cost and risk in the sea trade game and introduces viewers to two ala...


Drilling Deep EP62 What is trucking going to be like in 2030?
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Yesterday at 6:21 PM

On this week's edition of Drilling Deep, the podcast is joined by Ben Stanley of the IBM Institute for Business Value. That institute recently completed an update on its ongoing five-year look at the future of trucking. It’s called Trucking 2030. He will be sharing his long-term perspectives.

 

Host John Kingston also will be talking about some numbers in the diesel market that had not been seen for more than 11 years. He'll discuss why it matters to diesel consumers.

 

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Ford Motor Company CTO Ken Washington - Fuller Speed Ahead
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Yesterday at 3:05 PM

The American automotive industry will benefit from an extraordinary conference of technological advancements that will elevate customer relationships and revenue streams to levels that would have been unimaginable five years ago, says Ken Washington, CTO at Ford Motor Company. Listen in as Craig Fuller discusses with Washington about technology's impact, and what the future hold for the automotive industry.

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Morning Minute for Friday March 5 2021
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Yesterday at 12:31 PM

FreightWaves Morning Minute for Friday March 5 2021. Read the headlines at FreightWaves.com

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Trends in the refrigerated container market - Global Supply Chain Week
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Yesterday at 12:00 AM

Greg Tuthill, chief commercial officer of SeaCube Containers, sits down with FreightWaves Executive Publisher Kevin Hill. The market for refrigerated shipping containers has held up during the pandemic. Beyond COVID, Tuthill explains what will drive demand for reefer containers going forward, including the need for year-round fresh produce and fish, and cold storage for vaccines.

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Put That Coffee Down EP59 Positioning and differentiation in sales
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Last Thursday at 11:00 PM

On today’s episode, Kevin and guest co-host Nicole Glenn, Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite discuss how salespeople should differentiate themselves and their products to close more deals. 

We welcome Lee Salz, the best selling author of Sales Differentiation. Lee will break down how differentiation isn’t all about what you sell, but how you sell.  Plus, listener feedback, advice, and community building!

#sales #PutThatCoffeeDown #salesforce

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The future of the food supply chain: AI, analytics & agriculture - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Thursday at 10:00 PM

Over the next 25 years, the world’s population will grow at a much faster rate than the arable land that’s needed to help feed it. Utilizing technology to optimize the value of global grain harvests will be crucial to eliminating $71 billion of annual global grain waste and ensuring the world has enough to eat. A combination of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can monitor each step in a product’s journey, alerting growers, brokers, importers, logisticians and transporters to opportunities and potential problems. Naeem Zafar, co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, discusses ways to leverage data s...


Midday Market Update: Mitigating the impacts of port congestion and the red hot air cargo market
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Last Thursday at 9:00 PM

Midday Market Update: Mitigating the impacts of port congestion and the red hot air cargo market

On today's Midday Market Update Michael Vincent and Kevin Hill talk about the SONAR-powered data, issues and news that moves you. They’re joined by; Eric Kulisch, FreightWaves’ Air Cargo Markets Editor and Laurence Alvarado, co-founder and CEO of WARECAP; along with FreightWaves market experts Zach Strickland, Anthony Smith and Nick Austin on weather. This is a live interactive event, viewers are encouraged to comment during broadcasts every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12PM ET on FreightWaves’ Linkedin and Facebook channels. #FreightNews #Midday...


FreightWaves Insider EP37 Are trucks electric?
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Last Thursday at 7:37 PM

On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders we’re talking all about, a career journey with GM, the current state of EVs in trucking, Workhorses woes, Nikola’s powersports pivot, a new horizon for Hyzon, the rise of NFTs, and why baseball cards are suddenly worth big bucks again.

Dooner is joined by FreightWaves’ Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler

Alan Adler is Detroit Bureau Chief for FreightWaves. He is the former Detroit bureau chief for Trucks.com, an Associated Press auto writer and news editor, and a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. He concluded a 20-year...


Is collaboration necessary for supply chain visibility? - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Thursday at 7:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic may have provided the much-needed impetus for retailers, executives and brokers to engage in more collaboration and ensure products get to end consumers efficiently. The many benefits that come from collaborating through technological platforms should encourage stakeholders to keep those tools in place even after the pandemic ends. FourKites’ Glenn Koepke discusses how and why collaboration among retailers, transportation providers and brokers enhances supply chain visibility.

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Taking The Hire Road EP04 Key Factors for Recruiting Drivers
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Last Thursday at 5:30 PM

On this week's episode of Taking The Hire Road,  Jeremy Reymer, Founder & CEO of DriverReach, speaks with Leah Shaver, President of the National Transportation Institute, about the key factors for recruiting drivers.

 

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#withSONAR EP03 Live from Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Thursday at 5:03 PM

Live from Global Supply Chain Week
 

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Supply Chain Spotlight - Jim Blaeser, Director, AlixPartners
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Last Thursday at 4:00 PM

Engstrom, Chief Strategy Officer at FreightWaves, chats with Jim Blaeser, Director at AlixPartners, about disruption in the supply chain.

 

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Bridging the gap between freight and technology - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Thursday at 3:00 PM

With consumer demand at an all-time high and supply scarce, shippers need more dynamic, cost-effective tools and methods to carry out their transportation strategy. Digital freight offerings like rating APIs and integration platforms offer automated, plug-and-play logistical solutions that streamline processes enabling shippers to operate a higher level of efficiency at a fraction of the cost. Hear from Redwood Chief Product Officer Mike Reed and Chief Innovation Officer Eric Rempel as they shed light on the digital freight platforms and tools that will transform how shippers plan and execute their routing guide strategy in 2021.

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Morning Minute for Thursday March 4 2021
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Last Thursday at 12:54 PM

FreightWaves Morning Minute for Thursday March 4 2021. Read the headlines at FreightWaves.com

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Overcoming silos in the digital value chain journey - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Thursday at 12:00 AM

What should digital transformation really mean to leader’s in today’s business world, full of disruptions and shifts in priorities? This Fireside Chat discusses the top things to prepare for and the key steps to take in order to attain successful Digital Value Chain journeys, from regional supply chain improvements to global digital transformation programs. Hear from Gary Berger President, Berger Business Consulting and Ex-VP of Global Digital Transformation, PepsiCo, Fab Brasca, Group Vice President, Global Solutions, Blue Yonder, and Patrick Jones, Director of Supply Chain Execution, Transformation Advisory, Blue Yonder, as they discuss the hurdles and essential elem...


Building logistics success for mid-sized CPG innovators - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Wednesday at 10:00 PM

Sourcing logistics tools and assets is tough for small and midsize companies. Owners and operators of traditional warehouses want long leases, large footprints and personal guarantees from tenants. From leadership trends to customer perspectives, hear how companies are navigating the CPG and warehousing challenges of 2021.

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WHAT THE TRUCK?!? EP276 How Texas ports weathered the storm
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Last Wednesday at 7:33 PM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about winter storm impact on Texas’ network two weeks later; critical infrastructure for sea freight; SeaTech that’s investible; and the state of blockchain at sea. 

Plus, at least 15 dead in California crash involving a truck; regulators weigh in on fight between tankers and container ships; sustainable trucking faces regulation and cost barriers; spot rates hit new high; KeepTruckin vs NTSB; Pokemon theft ring busted; and more. 

They’re joined by special guests Patrick Maher, VP, Business Development, Gulf Winds International; Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy a...


Sodexo leadership in the midst of a pandemic - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Zeta Smith, CEO of North American Seniors Sodexo, and FreightWaves’ Anthony Smith discuss how the pandemic has created new challenges for leaders. They also talk about the specific challenges senior communities have faced in terms of sourcing personal protective equipment and changing the way they operate to keep residents safe.

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Strategic trends in global supply chain management that have accelerated as a result of the pandemic - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Wednesday at 3:00 PM

Matt Waller, Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and Kathy Wengel, EVP and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer for Johnson & Johnson discuss key trends that emerged in the global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic as suppliers, manufacturers and distributors collaborated to ensure critical supplies were distributed all over the world.

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Infragard mission: Blockchain to secure transportation infrastructure - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Wednesday at 12:00 AM

The transportation industry is vulnerable to a myriad of risk including those that are impacted directly or indirectly by the ever-changing supply chain, in this case food and agriculture. These changes can be driven by legislation, trade, criminality, pandemics, and the list goes on. This discussion between Gary Retherford and John Hoffman will take us through the complexities of the food and agriculture supply chain, how we got here, and what are some of the potential solutions on the horizon, including Blockchain.

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How Biden's infrastructure plan will elevate last-mile delivery - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Tuesday at 10:00 PM

President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.3 trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan last year that will be the blueprint for an infrastructure package that the freight transportation industry is hoping Congress will pass later this year. This fireside chat between John Gallagher and David Braunstein explores the investment opportunity Biden’s blueprint holds for last-mile freight delivery and the potential for making this sector of the supply chain safer and more efficient.

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stackd EP03 How Freight Tech aids Operational Efficiency in Volatile Markets
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Last Tuesday at 7:44 PM

On this episode of stackd, powered by FreightWaves SONAR, hear a discussion between stackd host, Adam Robinson, VP of Product Marketing at FreightWaves, and Michael Southworth, President at Transflo discuss the role of freight technology to create operational efficiency in volatile times, aid freight participants in volatile times, and how to use technology to improve overall customer experience.

 

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How supply chains move the commodity markets - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Jonathan Kingsman discusses with FreightWaves Editor at Large John Kingston several key trends that have impacted global supply chains in agriculture over the past 40-plus years. One is the evolution of the huge grain merchants that controlled so much of the flows back in the 1970s, who have either changed their way of doing business or disappeared altogether in mergers. The second is the growing efficiency of the supply chain in agriculture, which recently has come under pressure from revived government intervention.

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Freightonomics EP57 Rough waters ahead
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Last Tuesday at 5:58 PM

Maritime capacity continues to push rates higher Dr Zac Rogers comes on to discuss how this has pushed many shippers to look for other options as supply chains are reformed throughout the globe.

 

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Long-Haul Crime Log EP08 Cocaine cornflakes shipment no match for a dog named Bico
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Last Tuesday at 4:06 PM

On Feb. 13, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Cincinnati were checking a shipment of corn flakes from Peru, when suddenly Bico, a narcotics K-9, alerted agents that something was amiss.

The corn flakes were frosted with something else besides sugar – they were coated with cocaine. In all, agents would find about 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes, worth about $2.8 million. 

Long-Haul Crime Log tells the story of how the cocaine ‘frosted’ corn flakes were shipped from Peru, en route to Hong Kong, and seized in Cincinnati. The story involves international cargo carriers, express consignment facilit...


The challenges faced by U.S. food exporters - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Tuesday at 3:00 PM

The global transport system is short of containers. Carriers are racing to get available boxes back to China for lucrative headhaul trades. This is leaving U.S. exporters of food and containerized agricultural products short of the boxes they need. Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transport Coalition examines the challenges being faced with FreightWaves Senior Editor Greg Miller.

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Morning Minute for Tuesday March 2 2021
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Last Tuesday at 1:01 PM

FreightWaves Morning Minute for Tuesday March 2 2021. Read the headlines at FreightWaves.com

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Sustainability in global supply chain management - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Tuesday at 12:00 AM

Matt Waller and John Tyson talk about sustainability in the global protein supply chain. They dive into Tyson Foods' vision of sustainability in the protein supply chain, including how carriers and suppliers can collaborate to achieve this vision.

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The CPG Industry weathered COVID - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Monday at 10:00 PM

Retailers and manufacturers are facing a new world in 2021, thanks to COVID, but if the resiliency of the supply chain proved anything in 2020, it is that they can adapt. Tom Madrecki, vice president of supply chain and logistics at the Consumer Brands Association, joined Andrew Cox, FreightWaves’ senior retail analyst, to kick off Day 3 of the FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week virtual conference.

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How to define and implement a sustainable retail supply chain - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Monday at 8:00 PM

Susy Schöneberg and FreightWaves’ Andrew Cox discuss waste management, greenhouse gas emissions and social sustainability for retail supply chains. Flexport.org provides customers with usable data to help them make informed decisions regarding sustainability and other metrics such as costs and shipment times.

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WHAT THE TRUCK?!? EP275 Shippers shocked by high prices, poor service
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Last Monday at 6:35 PM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from Global Supply Chain Week’s maritime sessions. They’re talking about the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act, containergeddeon in Los Angeles, and risk management. 

Plus, ocean carriers take heat for profiting ‘so handsomely’ while service plunged, owners of Westfield Transport indicted for falsifying driving logs, this week in trucking markets, McPlant goes Beyond and more.

They’re joined by special guests Lauren Beagen, Maritime Industry expert and Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law; Trey Griggs, VP of Lean Sales, Lean S...


Heavy goods logistics and delivery solutions for 2021 - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Monday at 3:00 PM

Heavy-goods supply chains are still reeling after a tumultuous 2020. Kevin Walker from Accentrics Home and Doug Ladden with Deliveright Logistics look at the challenges that remain for manufacturers, retailers and logistics firms and share some of their best practices for the new year.

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Lessons from online sales in the freight industry
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Last Monday at 11:00 AM

This bonus episode is from a conversation Kevin and  Blythe Brumleve, from Freight School Playbook, had before she joined as a guest co-host for Put That Coffee Down earlier this year. Kevin and Blythe discuss lessons learned from launching online digital products for the freight industry. They both agree the most important lessons learned were from their failures. Both are experts on what doesn’t work.  

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Container breakout: Christmas in February? - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Monday at 12:00 AM

Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC senior editor of guests and a FreightWaves contributor, speaks with Brett Rose on the backlog of container ships on the West Coast that is disrupting the traditional supply chains for retailers. Traditional expectations have been thrown out the window as a delay in getting goods to consumers combines with the changing buying habits fueled by the pandemic.

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Is there enough warehouse labor to go around? - Global Supply Chain Week
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Last Sunday at 10:00 PM

E-commerce fulfillment warehouses have never been in more demand. But is there enough labor to adequately staff these facilities? What will it cost retailers and manufacturers to ensure that orders get out the door as fast as possible?

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