August 30, 2023

Idalia makes landfall, disruption watch and why Teamsters killed 22,000 jobs – WTT


On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is covering Hurricane Idalia’s impact on freight as it makes landfall. WeatherOptics’ Scott Pecoriello gets us strapped down for the storm.

Why did Teamsters allow 22,000 union jobs to vanish? FreightWaves’ Rachel Premack discusses if labor and unions are winning, why did Yellow lose so badly?

AIT Worldwide’s Greg Weigel predicts peak season, alerts us to supply chain disruptions on the horizon and shares the impact nearshoring has had on trucking. 

Trucker Tricky Mick hauls cars and drops bars. We’ll take a look at the life of a car-hauling music producer.

FreightWaves’ Justin Martin talks about how a 100-truck carrier could operate for the U.S. Postal Service without insurance; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ abrupt shutdown; driver shortage narrative violations; living in a mansion on 18 wheels; and delivery instructions gone wrong.

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