Freightvine

Freightvine

Hear the latest in freight transportation, supply chain and logistics from the Freightvine podcast.

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August 11, 2022 49 min

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This week’s guest is Tracy Rosser, Executive Vice President, Operations at Transplace.  Tracy has been in the industry for almost 30 years at a carrier, a retailer (WalMart), and now at a premiere 3PL (Transplace).  In our conversation, Tracy discusses the differences and similarities of working at a 3PL versus a shipper, how the pandemic actually improved transportation management at many firms, and how important it is to consiste...

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My guests today are Dr. Zac Rogers, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in Supply Chain Management, and his father, Dr. Dale Rogers, Professor of Business at Arizona State University.  

While I had Zac on the Freightvine about 18 months ago to discuss his research and the Logistics Managers Index (LMI) that he co-developed and currently leads, I had never had his father, Dale, on before.  Which is surprising since I hav...

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Dr. Jason Miller is the guest on this episode.  If you are in the truckload space, you are probably very familiar with Jason’s many blogs on LinkedIn covering all aspects of trucking, supply chain management, and the general economy.  He always applies rigorous data science and economic analysis to current situations - which is a breath of fresh air compared to a lot of hyperbolic commentary we see these days in both the industry a...

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Today’s episode focuses on the softening TL market, the importance of creating and maintaining a resilient transportation portfolio, the increasing acceptance and use of dynamic rates by shippers, why carrier discovery should be a year round activity, and a whole lot more.  It is a great time to talk with one of the leading experts in freight transportation.    

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the lates...

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With over a decade at Transport Topics, Seth is an expert on how technology is transforming truck transportation.  While those not involved in the industry might think that trucking is “low-tech” - everyone on this podcast knows that is simply not true.  The level of tech in trucking has been growing exponentially. Today, owner operators have as much (if not more) technical capability than the drivers for the largest firms had just...

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Brent Beabout, President of Quiet Platform, is the guest in this episode of the Freightvine.     

Brent started his career as a Submarine officer in the US navy but has spent the last 20+ years running the supply chains of some of the largest retailers in the world, to include Amazon, Office Depot, Nordstrom, and Walmart - where he developed and led their ecommerce supply chain.  In 2020, he founded a company called AirTerra bas...

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In this episode, Dr. David Correll joins us for a conversation on Supply Chain Sustainability.  As the Director and Program Manager of the MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Survey, David has a unique perspective on what firms across the world are doing in the sustainability space.  

This is the third year of the sustainability survey that is conducted jointly by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics and the Council of Supply C...

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In this episode, we focus our discussion on one topic - the incredibly rapid rise in diesel prices.  Peaking (for now) at $5.18 per gallon in mid March – this is a 25% increase in less than a month, 44% increase since the start of the year and a doubling of fuel prices in under 18 months.  

To cover all of the implications of this historic rise, we invited Dean Croke, our resident expert on all things carrier, to join the conversati...

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In this episode, we change up from discussing the trucking market to focus on railroads as Dr. Chris Caplice welcomes Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR).  

The conversation ranges from discussing the different types of railroads (from the seven Class 1’s to the hundreds of shortlines), how railroads and trucking companies are working better together than they have historically, as well as...

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Dr. Chris Caplice welcomes Paul Bingham, Director, Transportation Consulting in S&P Global Market Intelligence.  They discuss both the direct and the indirect impacts that inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fuel prices, the pandemic and other factors have on global freight networks. 

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by ...

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Dr. Chris Caplice welcomes Lily Shen, CEO and President of Transfix, to talk about digital brokerage challenges and opportunities. Transfix is a tech-enabled platform connecting shippers, carriers and drivers. Headquartered in New York City, they have plans to go public via a merger with G Squared Ascend in 2022. Lily and Chris discuss exactly what kind of company Transfix is, how to maintain a company’s culture during the pandemic...

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Dr. Chris Caplice welcomes Bill Cassidy, Senior Editor for Trucking and Domestic Transportation at the Journal of Commerce. Bill has been covering transportation for over 30 years writing and editing at Fleet Owner, Transport Topics, Traffic World, and now for the last 10+ years at the JOC. Dr. Caplice and Bill discuss the LTL industry and how it is changing, some recent transportation acquisitions, and the impact of Omicron on...

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Dr. Chris Caplice welcomes Walter Kemmsies, the preeminent economist covering global supply chains and shipping ports. He has served as Chief Economist, Chief Strategist and other senior roles at UBS, JP Morgan, Moffat & Nichol and JLL prior to forming the Kemmsies group in 2020. Walter shares his expertise on where supply chains are heading in 2022 while still navigating through the pandemic.

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob j...

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Dr. Chris Caplice kicks off 2022 by welcoming Adrian Gonzalez onto the podcast. Adrian is a tenured transportation consultant and advisory professional. He conducted market research on transportation management and other logistics topics as a Director with ARC Advisor Group before forming Adelante and Indago. Adrian’s visibility into challenges and opportunities facing the industry gives a unique perspective on digital twinning of ...

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Dr. Chris Caplice is joined by some familiar voices and three of DAT’s finest for the final episode of the year. Dr. Inam Iyoob, Principal of Global Market Intelligence; Dean Croke, Principal Analyst; and Ken Adamo, Chief of Analytics, discuss the roller coaster year that was 2021. Their varying backgrounds create unique perspectives as they dive into predictions for 2022, including what trends they believe will carry over into the...

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Dr. Chris Caplice is joined by Erin Van Zeeland, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Schneider Logistics. Erin has been with Schneider for nearly 30 years and has held various senior roles in areas including brokerage operations, human resources, business transformation and others. Erin weighs in on industry changes, problems with transportation procurement and using Market Index Pricing to solve challenging aspects of...

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Dr. Chris Caplice talks to Derek Gittoes, the Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Product Strategy at Oracle. After more than 20 years in the transportation industry, he has witnessed huge transformation and technological shifts. Derek shares his thoughts on breaking down supply chain barriers, TMS development, and advancing Oracle’s Transportation Management Cloud (OTM).  

To wrap up, DAT’s Principal Analyst, Dr. Inam Iyo...

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Recurring Freightvine guest, Bill Driegert, joins Dr. Chris Caplice. Bill is the Head of Operations and cofounder of Uber Freight. Previously he held innovative leadership positions at Amazon and Coyote Logistics. Bill and Chris discuss the value of dynamic, real-time rating in a shipper’s freight network, API connectivity and the importance of execution. ?

To wrap things up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest Nor...

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