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- Taste the energy rainbow: What’s with all the colors of hydrogen?by Alan Adler on April 10, 2021
Hydrogen that will someday power long-haul trucks is known by colors related to the power source used to make it.
- Wynonna Judd headlines ‘Highway to Hope’ virtual concertby Grace Sharkey on April 10, 2021
“Then Judd was like, ‘Let me call up my friend Billy Dean and see if he wants to be a part of this too’ and of course he said […]
- Ship-from-store: A retail Rube Goldberg machine?by Andrew Cox on April 10, 2021
Improvements will come in the form of more ship-from-store, but mainly more ship-from-dark-store as retailers realize the unnecessary […]
- This could be the hottest summer ever — for freightby Zach Strickland, FW Market Expert & Market Analyst on April 10, 2021
Imports have fueled the domestic freight economy over the past year. That growth continues out of the traditional peak season with shippers […]
- The Daily Dash: FBI asks for help, 3-person CEOby FreightWaves Staff on April 10, 2021
In today’s edition, we highlight an investigation into truckers accused of kidnapping-for-ransom, a unique management team atop Covenant […]
- Another slow week for tender volumesby Seth Holm on April 10, 2021
This dip is likely to be temporary.
- Amazon borrows from FedEx playbook to smoke union drive in Bessemerby Mark Solomon on April 9, 2021
Amazon took a page from FedEx’s anti-union playbook, and the message of union irrelevance hit home with the warehouse workers.
- Start your engines — Transmissionby Kaylee Nix on April 9, 2021
On the first episode of Transmission, Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey dive into the ins and outs of the automotive supply chain.
- Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt...by Eleanor Lamb on April 9, 2021
The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative […]
- HubTran embraces Triumph Pay acquisition, introduces Lights-Out Processingby Jack Glenn on April 9, 2021
WHAT THE TRUCK?!? welcomes HubTran’s Josh Asbury to the show. The crew dives into the acquisition with TriumphPay and discusses […]
- Could container shipping rates stay this red-hot until 2022?by Greg Miller, Senior Editor on April 9, 2021
Container shipping spot rates haven’t budged from COVID-fueled peaks. Cargo shippers' hopes for a rate pullback are fading.
- MercuryGate Acquires Cheetah Softwareon April 9, 2021
MercuryGate International Inc. announced it acquired Cheetah Software Systems.
- Welcome to The Stockoutby Kaylee Nix on April 9, 2021
FreightWaves’ Mike Baudendistel hosts a new podcast, The Stockout, and breaks down the consumer packaged goods market from manufacture to […]
- Biden Meeting to Test Support for Infrastructure Plan in Congressby Jenny Leonard on April 9, 2021
President Joe Biden will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress on April 12 to discuss his $2.25 trillion plan to build […]
- Embark Trucks recruits partners to build autonomous driving ecosystemby Alan Adler on April 9, 2021
Startup self-driving truck software-maker Embark Trucks sees itself at the center of an autonomous ecosystem driven by fleet and logistics […]
- Lion Electric Appoints First Chief Legal Officeron April 9, 2021
Truck maker Lion Electric announced it appointed François Duquette chief legal officer, a newly created role.
- Shippers embrace STB’s demurrage billing ruleby Joanna Marsh on April 9, 2021
The Surface Transportation Board’s final rule on what information should be included in a demurrage billing statement provides […]
- Reason Foundation Report Argues for Commercialized Rest Areasby Eleanor Lamb on April 9, 2021
A report that suggests a longstanding prohibition on commercial services at interstate rest areas should be lifted is being opposed by a […]
- Logistics groups ready to help during potentially busy hurricane seasonby Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist on April 9, 2021
With an above-average number of hurricanes in the forecast this year, nonprofit logistics groups are busy preparing to help.
- Freight’s data problem – WTTby Timothy Dooner on April 9, 2021
The problem with integrations, supply chain behind WTT belt, TriumphPay + HubTran deal, Redwood's first qtr.
- Pandemic builds momentum for tackling drug shortagesby Matt Blois on April 9, 2021
Drug shortages have plagued the U.S. for years, but the scarcity of certain drugs during the pandemic energized some experts to renew […]
- Volvo Plans for Fossil-Free Steel in Truckson April 9, 2021
Volvo Group has signed a collaboration agreement with steel company SSAB to cover research and development of what the automaker called the […]
- Dobbs Truck Group Adds 18th Peterbilt Locationon April 9, 2021
Dobbs Truck Group announced it broke ground on its latest Peterbilt Motors Co. dealership, as well as Dobbs Truck Group corporate office in […]
- Big premium on sale of ORBCOMM didn’t catch everyone by surpriseby John Kingston on April 9, 2021
The telematics, ELD and satellite provider is getting sold for a 50% premium. Even that is less than at least one analyst saw as its value.
- Florida Funders backs retail support services firm OTHRSourceby Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 9, 2021
Hybrid investment firm Florida Funders has made a second investment in OTHRSource, an Atlanta-based company that specializes in boosting […]
- 2 truckers charged in kidnapping-for-ransom schemeby Clarissa Hawes, Senior Editor, Investigations and Enterprise on April 9, 2021
Truck drivers Brian T. Summerson, 25, of Dillion, South Carolina, and Pierre Washington, 35, of Chicago, have been charged in a […]
- Chip Shortage Forces More Production Cuts by GM, Fordby Associated Press on April 9, 2021
DETROIT — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American […]
- FreightWaves Classics: Central of Georgia Railway persevered (Part 2)by Scott Mall, Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics on April 9, 2021
This is Part 2 of the FreightWaves Classics article about the Central of Georgia Railway.
- Amazon Secures Enough Votes to Block Union Effortby Joseph Pisani on April 9, 2021
Amazon has secured enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., proving the might of the online shopping giant […]
- Mexico regains status as No. 1 US trade partnerby Noi Mahoney on April 9, 2021
Mexico is again the top trading partner of the United States for February, followed by Canada and China.
- Musk Statement on Tesla Production Raises Questionsby Tom Krisher on April 9, 2021
DETROIT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time […]
- Boeing Grounds Dozens of 737 Max Jets on Manufacturing Flawby Bloomberg News on April 9, 2021
Boeing Co. grounded dozens of 737 Max jets to repair an electrical flaw that emerged just months after the planes were cleared to return to […]
- Blue Yonder submits proposal for IPOby Grace Sharkey on April 9, 2021
Blue Yonder, a leader in supply chain software, announced Friday it has confidentially submitted a proposed initial public offering (IPO) […]
- Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Ocean-Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’by Brendan Murray on April 9, 2021
Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest […]
- House Transportation Committee Hosts ‘Members’ Day’ April 14by Eugene Mulero on April 9, 2021
The transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives will convene April 14 to give members of the chamber a venue to seek support […]
- Catch your breath: This lull won’t last longby Seth Holm on April 9, 2021
The market takes a breather this week with tenders down 7% week-over-week.
- Ontario invests $30M in road fixesby Today's Trucking Staff on April 9, 2021
Ontario is providing $30 million to help 14 municipalities repair roads and bridges through the government’s Connecting Links Program. […]
- Shipping Pallets Stage Pandemic-Era Rallyby Brendan Murray on April 9, 2021
After carrying the weight of the global economy since World War II with little fanfare, the lowly shipping pallet is finally commanding […]
- Humans, robots and warehouses: Maximizing productivity, lowering costsby Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 9, 2021
Warehouse automation continues to accelerate as consumer appetite for e-commerce grows, and that is placing robotics companies in the […]
- DHL adds airfreight capacity to Asia-Pacific networkby Eric Kulisch, Air Cargo Editor on April 9, 2021
DHL Express has added two large freighters to its fleet to bolster service between the Asia-Pacific and the U.S. and Europe, in response to […]
- Insurance basics: Hauling intermodalby Jack Glenn on April 9, 2021
Reliance Partners’ Kelly Teg and Arvin Castellanos detail the insurance basics of intermodal freight.
- Truck Talk: Electrification education editionby Alan Adler on April 9, 2021
Truck Talk is a weekly newsletter where FreightWaves adds context, commentary and color to industry news and trends.
- Three-person ‘office of the CEO’ to run Covenant, but Parker retains...by John Kingston on April 9, 2021
Bunn in put in charge of day-to-day operations; Hogan has a diversified portfolio of duties.
- What is the carbon footprint of a truck?by Grace Sharkey on April 9, 2021
The average truck’s carbon footprint is 201,834 kilograms or 223 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
- The Stockout: What ketchup packets and semiconductors have in commonby Michael Baudendistel on April 9, 2021
When we look back at the COVID era, we will remember stockouts of toilet paper, cleared-out grocery store shelves and the impossibility of […]
- Don’t ride the blockchain train unless you know the track–reportby Mark Solomon on April 9, 2021
Report by University of Tennessee cautions that a business case must be firmly laid out before blockchain initiatives are launched.
- Illinois DOT Issues $7 Million for Local Truck Traffic Projectsby Eleanor Lamb on April 9, 2021
The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $7 million in support of projects that will upgrade roads to better accommodate local […]
- Supply chain health checkup — Midday Market Updateby Kaylee Nix on April 9, 2021
Check in on the health of the supply chain on this episode of Midday Market Update with Kaylee Nix and Michael Vincent.
- On-demand delivery: ‘What Amazon started, COVID finished’by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 9, 2021
“On-the-way” delivery service Roadie saw growth exceed 4x in 2020 as retailers shifted to same-day delivery of online orders, and […]
- Ontario program to help train women, other groups for trucking jobsby Today's Trucking Staff on April 9, 2021
The Ontario government is investing $600,000 in a skills training project in the Waterloo region to prepare 30 women and individuals from […]