There are a few things that truckload trucking and Wall St. have in common — managing resources (trucks and money), responding to markets (demand for loads and drivers, or competing for investors), and dealing with uncertainty.

On Wall St., uncertainty is endemic to the nature of the field. You might say that finance as an industry would not exist without uncertainty. Not surprisingly, Wall St. has developed a variety of strategies for managing uncertainty, which can all be grouped under a single term: hedging.

A recent Medium post from the FreightLab in MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics highlights the…

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