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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Hair testing for drugs faces hurdles; Mississippi mulls parking solution

Postal Service lays out strategy designed to reach profitability, but shippers may not like it

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, a proposal to use hair testing for drug detection may not see the light of day under the Biden administration. Plus, Mississippi is considering a plan to increase truck parking in the state, and the Postal Service sets a path toward profitability.

Failed testing strategy?

Proposed federal guidelines to use hair testing as a means for identifying potential drug users may not go into effect under the Biden administration.

John Gallagher has more: Will Biden steer hair-based drug testing to the exit ramp?

Added parking could be on the table in Mississippi

Mississippi is considering opening weigh stations to truck drivers to safely park their rigs overnight.

John Kingston has more on the proposal: Mississippi eyes opening weigh stations to overnight truck parking

Building a profitable path forward

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has a plan to return the U.S. Postal Service to profitability, but is it feasible?

Mark Solomon dives deep into the strategy: Will Postal Service parcel rate hikes cause a shipper rethink?

Where will margin improvement come from?

Expectations around long-term intermodal margins were the main topic at J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ (NASDAQ: JBHT) appearance at the Citi 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference on Tuesday.

Todd Maiden has the details: Bid season to determine J.B. Hunt’s intermodal margin target

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Torc Robotics gets help to analyze self-driving Freightliner data

Follow-up wallop of winter weather hitting the South

Gatik to deploy electric-powered autonomous vehicles in New Orleans

Shopify says fulfillment network handled record volumes during holidays

Mundi raises $7.8M to help Mexican exporters shipping to US

Canada’s Fastfrate buys cross-border logistics provider ASL

Did you miss this?

The winter weather hammering the South is likely to have another impact: higher diesel fuel prices as refineries are shutting down.

John Kingston has more on the impact: Higher diesel prices likely as freeze shuts down Gulf Coast refineries

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

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 bstraight@freightwaves.com.