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Delivering up to date news, insights, and commentary from the wide world of Freight.

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Thomas Wasson

Thomas Wasson

Based in Chattanooga TN, Thomas is an Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert at FreightWaves with a focus on news commentary, analysis and trucking insights. Before that, he worked at a digital trucking startup aifleet, Arrive Logistics as an Account Executive, and 5 years at U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. with an emphasis on fleet management, load planning, freight analysis, and truckload network design. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a MBA in 2020 and a Bachelors of Political Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013.  

Recent Articles

Loaded and Rolling: Driverless truck exemptions; ATRI on driver-facing cameras

Thomas Wasson Thursday, April 13, 2023

Trucking safety advocates are at odds with corporate-backed attempts at implementing a roadside safety exemption for autonomous trucks. For those unaware, current regulations require drivers to use three emergency reflective triangles, or at least six fusees or three liquid-burning road flares, if they stop on the road for reasons other than traffic.

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Loaded and Rolling: Freight market downturn turns 1 year old

Thomas Wasson Thursday, April 6, 2023

It has been just over a year since Craig Fuller, CEO and founder of FreightWaves, wrote an article titled “Why I believe a freight recession is imminent,” published March 31, 2022, in which he predicted the U.S. trucking market was heading toward a significant downturn.

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Loaded and Rolling: ELD mandate, trailer backlog and softening demand

Thomas Wasson Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rachel Premack, editorial director at FreightWaves, was interviewed Tuesday about her article on the impact of the ELD mandate five years later.

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Loaded and Rolling: Truck parking survey highlights public awareness challenges

Thomas Wasson Thursday, March 16, 2023

Last month, CloudTrucks surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults about general perceptions of truck drivers and if they have heard of the truck parking shortage. The results, published in CloudTrucks’ 2023 Truck Parking Shortage Survey, highlight that while Americans generally have a positive view of truck drivers, most respondents didn’t know that the parking shortage had a major impact on their quality of life.

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Loaded and Rolling: Knight-Swift CEO pans under-21 driver push; falling contract rates shutter North Carolina carrier

Thomas Wasson Thursday, March 9, 2023

A plan to allow 18-to-20-year-old truck drivers to haul interstate cargo got a sharp rebuttal at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) conference by Knight-Swift President and CEO David Jackson. The plan was conceived as a way to address the driver shortage and is strongly supported by the Biden administration and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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Loaded and Rolling: Fear and loathing on the operations floor

Thomas Wasson Thursday, March 2, 2023

Falling spot rates, falling contract rates and falling revenues create rising stress and blood pressure in truckload operations teams.

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