July 17, 2023

How cargo is targeted for strategic theft, hiring in a down market and FreightTech 100 – WTT


On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is talking about the cargo theft playbook that thieves are using this summer. Scott Cornell, national practice lead for transportation, crime, and theft specialist at Travelers, shares how theft has gone strategic with identity theft, double brokering and fictitious pickups.

How and when do you hire drivers in a down market? Lanefinder CEO Mats Holmbäck is passionate about sitting drivers in seats. We’ll find out the whys and hows of his trucking-only job platform where drivers find and match with the jobs they want.

With 32 terminals across the country, Roadtex is a leader in the LTL temperature-controlled space. Frank Hurst, executive vice president of LTL at Echo Global Logistics, shares what’s good and challenging with keeping LTL freight cool during record heat waves. 

The FreightTech award honors innovation within the freight industry. Nominations are narrowed down to the FreightTech 100, which is then voted on by a handpicked peer group of CEOs, industry leaders and investors actively investing in freight to select the FreightTech 25. Joe Antoshak, supply chain research and analyst at FreightWaves, breaks down how it all works.

Plus, analyzing a FreightGuard report over a $300,000 money heist; what trucking was like in the early ’00s; a Tesla Semi versus Donner Pass; CDL TEAR needs your help; and from trucking entrepreneur to living in your parent’s basement

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