FreightCasts Weekly Recap (5/11-5/17)

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Coronavirus Freight Market Update

  • What’s next for warehousing after the pandemic?
    • Michael Vincent and Kevin Hill talk about the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on freight and the transportation industry. They cover the latest news and freight flows backed by data-driven insights powered by SONAR.
    • This episode features Tom Curee, SVP, Strategy & Innovation, at Kingsgate Logistics LLC; Laurance O. Alvarado, co-founder and CEO at WARECAP; and Market Experts Andrew Cox, Zach Strickland and Anthony Smith.
    • Viewers are encouraged to comment and call in during broadcasts Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon on FreightWaves’ Linkedin, Facebook and YouTube channels.
  • Is global trade in recovery mode?
    • This episode features Dr. Jason Miller, tenured associate professor at Michigan State University – The Eli Broad College of Business; Steve Ferreira, founder and CEO, Ocean Audit; and FreightWaves Market Experts Zach Strickland, Anthony Smith and Andrew Cox.

FreightWaves LIVE @HOME

  • Autonomous vehicle technology in the trucking industry
    • Autonomous vehicle tech in the trucking industry: challenges it solves, technology, benefits and deployment. FreightWaves Director of Passport Research JP Hampstead interviews Vijaysai Patnaik, the Product Lead at Waymo, during FreightWaves LIVE @HOME.


  • Alexa, is Amazon doing enough to protect supply chain workers?
    • Dooner and The Dude talk about Amazon facing increased pressure to release coronavirus infection numbers after another warehouse employee died, HOS rule changes, and surprising consumer confidence numbers.
    • This episode features Todd Fain, president, Recon Logistics; Carly Reeves, AVP, marketing, TriumphPay; Matthew Milewski, Connected Vehicle marketing director, Navistar; Ingrid Brown, owner-operator, Rollin’ B.
    • Good News Bad News featuring PPP loans, Arkansas Mo, Pricing Power, Scooby Doo and McDonald’s.
    • And, we hear from you in Comment Section Rodeo.
  • Day 3 from FreightWaves LIVE @HOME
    • Dooner and The Dude broadcast live from the set of FreightWaves LIVE @HOME and focus on technology, productivity and remote team collaboration. They chat with Lean Tech’s David Bell; Banyan’s Lance Healey; TriumphPay’s Derrick Dunker;’s Stephen Bindbeutel; and FreightWaves’ Chris Henry.
    • Plus bonus content of FreightWaves LIVE @HOME event wrapup and Best In Show (audio only).
  • Is meat the new toilet paper?
    • Dooner and The Dude talk about meat shortages causing supermarkets to institute rationing, trucking losing 88,000 jobs, and whether tightening in reefer markets will rub off on dry van?
    • They’re joined by Trey Griggs, global director of sales at Hubtek, to talk about launching TABi at FreightWaves LIVE @HOME and about virtual networking. 
    • BasicBlock CEO and co-founder Taylor Monks talks about raising venture capital during a pandemic and the power of responsive payments.
    • Plus, a SONAR-powered breakdown of the freight market with Zach Strickand as we dive deeper into where rates and volumes will be headed this week.
    • And we also discuss this week’s big and little deals concerning the job market, U.S./China trade deal, Motel 6 supporting truckers and NASA sending Tom Cruise into space.

Put That Coffee Down

  • Do your sales reps know what they’re selling?
    • Dooner and Hill are talking about getting on the same page. Are your sales reps presenting your product in the best possible light? Are you launching a product and want to make sure your team knows how to sell it? We’ll discuss aligning corporate and sales rep goals.
    • This episode features Stephen Bindbeutel, director of Portfolio Strategy,
    • Plus, listener feedback, advice and community building!

Great Quarter, Guys

  • Are Uber’s market share gains worth the burn?
    • Andrew and Kevin discuss first-quarter earnings before FreightWaves Lead Economist Anthony Smith makes an appearance to chat about unemployment.
    • As always, thanks to CarrierDirect for their research contributions.

Fuller Speed Ahead

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the global supply chain
    • Freightwaves Founder and CEO Craig Fuller discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the global supply chain with Will O’Donnell, managing partner of Prologis Ventures, from FreightWaves LIVE @Home.


  • Perspectives throughout the Industry
    • Zach and Anthony go over the latest economic trends within the freight industry and bring on special guest Zac Rogers to breakdown the Logistics Managers Index.

Drilling Deep

  • The last mostly ‘normal’ quarter in trucking is in the books
    • The numbers are in — earnings for the quarter have been reported by all the trucking and other freight-related companies for the three months that ended March 31. And what a quarter it was, finishing up in the middle of a radically changed scenario that nobody could have ever modeled for.
    • John Kingston talks with Todd Fowler, the transportation equity analyst at KeyBank. Todd sat in on all the main earnings calls for the quarter — and followed up with the management of many of them after the calls — so he has a great deal of perspective on how companies fared and where they’re going for the rest of the year.
    • John also talks about diesel prices, noting how oil prices are climbing in international markets but diesel at the pump isn’t. It’s a nice situation that many people didn’t think could happen … but it is.

On The Spot

FreightWaves Morning Minute

  • Monday-Friday
    • The fastest minute in freight.
    • The top headlines from every weekday morning. Available on, your favorite podcasts player and Alexa by adding the skill “FreightWaves.”