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Freightonomics

At the crossroads of economics and freight there is Freightonomics. This show is hosted by FreightWaves market expert Zach Strickland and economist Anthony Smith.

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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.Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

59mins

13 May 2020

Rank #1

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The Worst Has Yet to Come

Zach and Anthony review some of the latest company earnings and a major economic release.Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

31mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Not so fast my friend

Anthony and Zach discuss the Knight Swift/Heartland earnings; slowing decline of freight rates and volumes and what the rising imports mean for the recoveryWatch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

29mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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What to glean from J.B. Hunt's surprisingly ok 1Q results

Anthony and Zach discuss what to make of the first major U.S. carrier to report earnings during the COVID-19 outbreak along with the recent Cass, industrial production and retail releases. Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

59mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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How the COVID-19 outbreak is hitting supply chains

Anthony and Zach have special guests Mike McNamara and JT Engstrom on to discuss coronavirus' impact on various pieces of global supply chains and give an update on how the economy and freight market are reacting domestically. Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr

8 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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Every day is a new day

Anthony and Zach break down the impact of the massive layoffs and discuss how the backside of the out of season trucking peak looks.Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr

1 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Will the cure be worse than the disease?

With unemployment levels skyrocketing and a stimulus package on the table, Anthony and Zach are joined by Andrew Cox as they debate how the U.S. should handle the COVID-19 outbreak as a country economically, as a business, and as an individual.Watch Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

54mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Navigating the coronavirus

Today, Zach and Anthony discuss current economic trends in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and what’s to come.Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

58mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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The Financial Side of Transportation

Zach and Anthony review the erratic stock movements and the financial side of transportation. Former Equities Fund Manager, Seth Holm makes a special appearance. Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

59mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Coronavirus Update and The main functions of a Freight Forwarder?

Zach and Anthony talk about the latest coronavirus developments on transportation, the main functions of a freight forwarder and recent economic developments Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr 1min

4 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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What drives trucking rates?

Anthony and Zach explain the primary cost drivers of operating a trucking company and the market influences that drive the pricing volatility on both contracted and transactional freight movements. Also, an update on the coronavirus situation and what we are seeing in the economy today that may affect your life tomorrow.Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr

26 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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How the spot market moves the freight economy

Spot freight may only account for 10-20% of total freight moved in the U.S., but its activity paints the picture of the entire freight market. Tom Mallon joins to discuss the direction of rates in 2020. Also; Coronavirus update along with the current state of the market as well as recent economic releases.Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

54mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Macro Edition - How to navigate in a slow freight economy

Lead Economist, Anthony Smith takes the reigns on this macro edition of Freightonomics. He chats with a diverse panel of guests about ways to optimize performance across business areas in a sluggish freight economy. Listeners will learn how to navigate today while preparing for the future of freight. Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr 4mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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The Trailer Talk

Anthony and Zach along with special guest Donny Gilbert take a deeper dive into the freight market trailer pool and discuss the types of freight they haul, their characteristics, and their place in the broader market. Additional topics include California regulations, coronavirus, and the surprising jump in the PMI. Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

58mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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What is LTL?

Anthony and Zach break down the less-than-truckload sector and talk about its connection with truckload along with giving a quick update on the latest economic and freight market trends. Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr 3mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Is this the new normal?

Anthony, Zach, and special guest Kyle Lintner from K-Ratio discuss how the freight market is disconnected from the general economy; are we truly out of a freight recession; and how Freight Futures work. Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

35mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Straight Outta California

Zach and Anthony discuss the characteristics of the California freight market, the unintended consequences from regulations and the economic impacts from them Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

1hr

15 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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January is the Monday of the year

Zach and Anthony discuss why January is so difficult to handle; FMCSA and AB5 hangups; and give a economic and market update as well as projections Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

57mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Die Hard is not a Christmas movie and other supply side corrections

Anthony and Zach discuss what will trim the fat in the oversupplied trucking market as well as talk about why Intermodal has not materialized as the savior of the rail volumes with Mike Baudendistel.Watch on YouTubeListen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

52mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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What's 10th century Korean pottery got to do with it?

Anthony and Zach discuss the recent Celadon shutdown and how it lines up with current freight market conditions; a disappointing manufacturing sector; consumers appear to be on another spending spree funded by debt.Listen on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

32mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #20