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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: A 25% driver pay increase; dumping the Tesla Semi

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, C.R. England became the latest carrier to announce a large pay increase for its drivers. Plus, analysts debate the value of the Tesla Semi program and industry groups push for transportation workers to be among those with early access to a COVID vaccine.

Driver pay increases keep coming

Citing a multimillion dollar investment in its driver workforce, C.R. England announced that it has provided its over-the-road truck drivers with pay increases as much as 25%.

Brian Straight has more: C.R. England drivers could get a 25% pay increase

Is it time to ditch the Tesla Semi?

Few doubt that Tesla has deep pockets, but some wonder whether the electric vehicle company should bite the bullet and abandon one of its most highly anticipated but long delayed product offerings: the futuristic Tesla Semi truck.

Linda Baker talks to the experts: Analysts: Tesla Semi a ‘distraction’

First in line

Freight transportation groups and airline pilots on Thursday asked the Senate Commerce Committee to use its influence to ensure they receive priority access to new COVID-19 vaccines because of their essential role keeping the economy moving.

Eric Kulisch has the story: Freight interests, pilots press for priority vaccinations

An end-of-year mixed bag

Outbound tenders have declined materially since Thanksgiving. Trucking capacity has become easier to secure, yet spot rates inched higher over the past week.

Andrew Cox has the details: One last leg up before the new year?

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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.

6 Comments

  1. Dump the Tesla semi?????
    This is ludicrous. This is the greatest singular vehicle of changing the world as we know it. Drivers will experience something they have never experienced before. Perfrmance! Acceleration beyond anything imagined in a semi tractor. Hil climbing performance that will shave valuable time from runs. Quiet and clean. I worked for Tesla prior to retiring . Internally, this is the most talked about Tesla yet. The legacy semi makers should fear this vehicle just as ford, Chrysler and Chevy have come to fear the Tesla autos. You can bitch talk it all you want but the proof is in the performance. Dump the semi n program my ass.

      1. Curious i am. What qualifies you to make such statements? There’s something wrong with me? Please elaborate.
        Have you ever driven an electric? Do you or have you ever driven a diesel?.
        I can at least say I am qualified to make my statements , as I have driven both and currently do drive a diesel. How bout you slick?

  2. C.R. England pay increase of 25% is laughable when your pay is 0.20 cents per mile. So now that pay will be 0.25 cents per mile, but luckily you’ll still be eligible for food stamps. Don’t ya just love good-ol C.R. England?

  3. Echt? Ich verstehe nicht was das alles mit tesla zu tun hat. Oder wie es zustande kommt covid 19 damit zu verbinden. Egal, was auffällig ist. Hier wird versucht einen kommenden Truck und Technologie weg zu reden. Was für eine traurige Botschaft. Haben diese Menschen nichts wichtigeres zu tun? Unglaublich solche Berichte.

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