Driver shortage goes beyond basic economics

Driver shortage goes beyond basic economics

Last week, FreightWaves published a commentary suggesting that solving the driver shortage may be as easy as raising pay - a supply and demand issue. We got many comments on that, including from Stifel Equity Research's John Larkin, who said economics is not the only issue at play.

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American Express launches blockchain-enabled payments through Ripple

American Express launches blockchain-enabled payments through Ripple

Weeks after Mastercard announced its foray into blockchain technology, American Express (AmEx) has launched its own blockchain-based payment service through the fintech startup Ripple, according to a report by Reuters.

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Tesla's new Semi: after the hype

Tesla's new Semi: after the hype

On Thursday night, Elon Musk announced Tesla's new Semi tractors. Although the promised range of 500 miles impressed industry observers, the event left analysts and investors with even more questions about the truck's specifications and Tesla's production capacity.

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Today’s Pickup: Lawsuit says Indiana illegally collected $1B in UCR fees

Today’s Pickup: Lawsuit says Indiana illegally collected $1B in UCR fees

The man behind the trucker march on Washington last month is back with a new group and a new billion-dollar lawsuit. James Lamb and his Small Business in Transportation Coalition has sued Indiana over the collection of Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fees.

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