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Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and fleetowner.com. Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at [email protected]
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29 November
Brian Straight

Macy’s is opening e-commerce distribution centers inside stores

As part of an effort to get items to customers quicker, Macy’s has opened up mini distribution centers inside 35 retail stores to handle online orders.

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28 November
Brian Straight

What inflation? Black Friday, Cyber Monday set e-commerce records

Despite high inflation, big discounts drove shoppers to stores and online, with e-commerce sales posting records over the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend.

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25 November
Brian Straight

Consumers push back on retailers’ online return fees

As more retailers implement fees to return items purchased online, a new survey shows consumers are pushing back.

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23 November
Brian Straight

Understanding the supply chain: A conversation with Sapphire Ventures’ Demi Obayomi

Sapphire Ventures executive Demi Obayomi explains what trends the venture capital firm is seeing in the supply chain — and where technology can help.

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22 November
Brian Straight

‘Stretched to its limits’: Survey finds last-mile driver workforce is pushing boundaries

Scandit has released a report showing that last-mile delivery drivers are working harder and faster than ever before.

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21 November
Brian Straight

The value of driver training doesn’t stop at hire date

Truck driver safety is an ongoing process that involves engagement, awareness and targeted training.

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Brian Straight

GAO to Congress: It’s time to standardize e-commerce sales taxes

E-commerce sales taxes vary across the country, creating a patchwork of regulations that sellers must follow. The GAO says Congress should fix this.

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18 November
Brian Straight

FloorFound builds out reverse logistics recommerce network

FloorFound, which specializes in oversize-item recommerce, has opened five dedicated facilities to make the resale of items easier.

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Brian Straight

As others fail, BrightDrop charges toward $1B in EV revenue

Several high-profile commercial electric vehicle makers have faced recent struggles, but BrightDrop says it is on pace for $1 billion in revenue next year.

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17 November
Brian Straight

Fleet safety: Why corrective action training must be part of the solution

Corrective action training may not prevent an incident but it will reduce the likelihood of one reoccurring.

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