The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Jake Medwell, founding partner at 8VC, and Loren A. Smith Jr., president of Skyline Policy Risk Group, discuss key industry topics for this regular quarterly Q&A exclusively on FreightWaves. By Jake Medwell and Loren Smith

JAKE MEDWELL: There’s a ton of activity right now with automated technologies and transportation. This could have a big impact on trucking and other modes of transportation, and it all seems really exciting. What are you seeing on technology development and where the…


The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Jake Medwell, founding partner at 8VC, and Loren A. Smith Jr., president of Skyline Policy Risk Group, discuss key industry topics for this regular quarterly Q&A exclusively on FreightWaves. By Jake Medwell and Loren Smith

JAKE MEDWELL: The chatter from DC this year has included a lot of talk about climate policy, energy and the environment. How much actual impact should folks be expecting? Is Congress ready to make a big move here?

LOREN SMITH: The important moves…


The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Jake Medwell, founding partner at 8VC, and Loren A. Smith Jr., president of Skyline Policy Risk Group, take a look at potential impacts on trucking. This will be a regular quarterly Q&A exclusively on FreightWaves. By Jake Medwell and Loren Smith Q: President Biden and the Congress are still hammering away on a big infrastructure and tax plan. What’s the latest?

A: The situation is extremely fluid in Washington. The jobs report on May 7, which was both…


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The trucking industry is enormous and vital. it remains the primary way we move goods and touches the lives of nearly the entire American population.

Trucking is the physical backbone of e-commerce, and person-to-person shipments. In the US alone, spending on overland logistics reached over $700 billion last year. At least $600 billion of that is FTL (full truckload), roughly half of which is private carriers and half of which is brokered freight.

The rest of the market is comprised of “parcel” shipping at $49 billion, LTL (less than truckload) at $35 billion, and…

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