FreightCasts Weekly Recap (4/13-4/19)

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  • Coronavirus Freight Market Update
    • Are economic impact payments the road to recovery?
      • We talk about the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on freight and the transportation industry. Viewers are encouraged to comment and call in during broadcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon ET on FreightWaves’ Linkedin, Facebook and YouTube channels.
      • This episode features IntelliTrans President Ken Sherman and FreightWaves Market Experts John Kingston, Anthony Smith, Zach Strickland and Andrew Cox.
    • How a hog plant shutdown hits freight
      • Michael Vincent and Kevin Hill talk about the economic impact COVID-19 is having on freight and the transportation industry and are joined by Alan Adler, who’s looking at what pork shutdowns will mean for trucking. Eric Kulisch brings air freight into focus, and Zach Strickland breaks down the latest Cass data. Andrew Cox and Anthony Smith also join in.
    • Preppernomics and economic impact payments
      • Dooner and The Dude are covering headlines concerning economic woes showing up across retail and freight data sets, freight executives joining President Donald Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, and sabotaged PPE supplies.
      • We’ll talk to TriumphPay’s Melissa Forman, SVP & Chief Operations Officer, owner-operator Ingrid Brown as well as FreightWaves EVP of Content Emily Szink who details FreightWaves LIVE @Home, the No. 1 virtual event in our industry.
      • Then we hear from you in Comment Section Rodeo!
    • After the storm: Weather and freight forecasts
      • Dooner and The Dude are talking about all of the latest COVID-19 responses across freight. On land, sea and air, brokers, carriers and shippers scramble to lend support and stay afloat during the pandemic.
      • FreightWaves Senior Meteorologist Nick Austin covers the devastating storms that struck the South late Sunday night and early Monday morning.
      • Big Rig Wraps Transport Truck Advertising: Angela Baltkois talks about spreading coronavirus awareness 53 feet at a time.
      • Plus, a SONAR-powered breakdown of the freight market as we dive deeper into where rates and volumes are headed.
      • And, Emily Szink on this week’s big and little deals concerning trucker relief funds, milk dumping, Amazon’s shipping struggles, Levi’s pivot, delayed iPhones, and entertainment during the quarantine.
    • Put That Coffee Down
      • How to make your best demo video yet
        • Dooner and Hill are talking about the power of the demo video. You’ll learn all about presenting yourself and your product in the best light possible.
        • They’ll be joined by special guest Kyle Tyler. He’ll shed insight on what’s worked and what hasn’t worked during the early stages of his demo video build-outs.
        • Plus, listener feedback, advice and community building!
    • Freightonomics
    • Great Quarter, Guys
      • Is your corporate culture positive or toxic?
        • We are joined by Ryan Schreiber of CarrierDirect to discuss how logistics firms can cultivate a positive corporate culture. Also, we detail this week’s One Good Piece of Data and talk about when the freight market might find a bottom.
    • Fuller Speed Ahead
    • Drilling Deep
      • Getting that relief money from Washington into the right hands
        • On this week’s Drilling Deep, host John Kingston heard from Jack Rybicki, a managing principal at the accounting and consulting firm CLA.
        • Jack has been steering many clients through the process of trying to get money from the federal government under the CARES Act — in particular, the Payroll Protection Program that will allow employees to be retained and a lot of the bills to be paid. It’s good for firms of fewer than 500 people; it’s good for an independent owner-operator.
        • John will also talk about numbers from the diesel market that help confirm that not only is the trucking market weak but based on diesel demand, it’s historically weak. The numbers don’t lie.

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