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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: Cargo thefts surge 15% in 2022; LMI January data

Thomas Wasson Thursday, February 9, 2023

FreightWaves’ Noi Mahoney reports that, according to CargoNet data, a surge in cargo thefts near the end of 2022 led to an estimated $223 million in goods being stolen across Canada and the U.S.

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Loaded and Rolling: Lunar New Year outlook; boxpocalypse now

Thomas Wasson Thursday, February 2, 2023

Christopher Thornycroft, executive vice president at Redwood, joined us to talk about the Lunar New Year and what it means for freight demand. For those unaware, the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday began Jan. 22 and typically lasts two weeks. This year, it will end with the Lantern Festival on Sunday.

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Loaded and Rolling: Morgan Stanley report says carriers, brokers ‘hungry for freight’

Thomas Wasson Thursday, January 26, 2023

A report published Wednesday by Morgan Stanley Research highlights demand expectations and how carriers and brokers are hungry for freight.

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Loaded and Rolling: Interview with Variant’s Josh Smith; Bank of America transportation outlook

Thomas Wasson Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Josh Smith, vice president at Variant and over-the-road operations at U.S. Xpress, spoke to FreightWaves about the Variant program and how technology and operations are vital to success in trucking.

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Loaded and Rolling: Werner CIO on tech partnership; FTR Trucking Conditions improve

Thomas Wasson Thursday, January 19, 2023

On Tuesday, FreightWaves interviewed Werner Chief Information Officer Daragh Mahon about the company’s recent partnership with Samsara, diving into how AI and updated legacy systems are transforming Werner’s 8,500-truck fleet.

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Loaded and Rolling: Congress debates age-old question; Class 8 orders’ December finish

Thomas Wasson Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A Republican-backed bill introduced by U.S. Rep Brian Mast, R-Fla., seeks to exempt underage truck drivers from rules that prohibit them from hauling containers to and from marine terminals.

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