Monday, July 22, 2024

Maximum Overdrive at 1/64 scale, epic freight and XPO’s strategy in ‘23

On today’s episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Dooner is talking to XPO Chief Strategy Officer Ali Faghri about spinoffs, LTL stand-alones, market disruptions and the company’s M&A plans.

First Gear Inc.’s Erica Reiss has created a 1:64 scale replica of the silver screen’s most notorious autonomous truck, the Green Goblin from “Maximum Overdrive.” We’ll talk about turning a legend into a tiny die-cast truck and deliver a recap of what went down at the Mid-America Truck Show, where the Goblin debuted. 

ARL Transport’s Ron Faherty has handled everything from “Star Wars” props to the Warthog from Halo. We’ll learn all about what goes into handling such epic and iconic freight. Faherty also shares his coalition’s mission to give owner-operators a voice.

Bitfreighter’s Brad Perling shares his founder’s story and talks about load-bidding bots and integrations. 

What’s life like at Cowan Logistics? Ben Tschirgi shares a day in the life at the brokerage and talks about the latest trucking songs on TikTok.

Plus, Optimus Prime Legos; “Over The Top” arm wrestling tournaments; a marriage proposal gone wrong; and gleaming the cube in a semitruck. 

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