Anthony and Zach discuss the latest Knight-Swift purchase of AAA Cooper and what the recent large LTL purchases mean for the sector. Dr. Zac Rogers joins to discuss if this is just a way for carriers to use their newfound cash reserves to grow without ordering trucks.
Anthony and Zach discuss the rising costs and shortages of commodities and how they are putting the squeeze on production and inventories as the economy crawls out of the pandemic and ask should we put more effort on domestic production?
The maritime shipping space has been filled with more drama than an episode of the Kardashians. Henry Byers joins Anthony and Zach to discuss the container shortage, Suez Canal debacle, and other problems that have contributed to all-time high shipping rates and what some of the data is telling u...
The Suez canal blockage has been a big enough deal to make its way into pop-culture meme references. But what are the real implications of what appears to be yet another roadblock for supply chain and inventory management in 2021?
Is inflation becoming a real threat to economic recovery? - Freightonomics
The winter weather sent transportation rates back into peak mode while supply chains got another roadblock in their path to inventory replenishments. All of these problems come at a cost that will eventually end up hitting the consumer and potentially stifling the recovery process.
How Quickly are Supply Chains Changing? - Freightonomics
Zach and Anthony discuss how supply chain managers are changing their focus after a year of COVID and bring on Dr. Zac Rogers to talk about how quickly things are moving with a look at the latest Logistic’s Managers Index.
Anthony and Zach pour through the latest economic and freight market numbers, explaining the significance of each while discussing the increasing importance of knowing how to interpret and use data in the age of over-information.
After a trade war with China and a pandemic, more protectionist policies have been considered and implemented in the U.S. than seen in decades. What does this mean for the economic recovery and domestic transportation?