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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Bonus time for Ryder; inventory replenishment to drive 2021 freight demand

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Ryder will provide one-time bonuses to all its front-line workers in December. Plus, inventory replenishment should continue to drive strong freight volumes into 2021, and autonomous vehicle makers weigh in on a Joe Biden presidency.

Bonus time

Ryder announced it will provide one-time bonuses in December to all its front-line workers, spending approximately $30 million to do so.

John Kingston has details on how many employees will see more in their paychecks: Ryder awarding $30 million in bonuses to front-line workers

Inventory buildup

Freight markets should remain strong as inventory replenishment continues into 2021, according to executives from J.B. Hunt.

John Kingston reports on what else the executives said: Replenishing inventory will keep freight markets strong into 2021: J.B. Hunt

On the road to adoption

Advocates of self-driving vehicles are hoping a Joe Biden administration will provide more clarity on rulemaking that could accelerate commercialization of autonomous technologies.

Linda Baker explores the issue: Self-driving big rigs: More like the internet than the iPhone

Pharma supply chain woes

There has been plenty of talk about the challenges of delivering a COVID-19 vaccine, but the pharmaceutical supply chain was already facing strains that have become worse during the pandemic.

Brian Straight reports on a new survey of participants that raises the alarm: Pharma supply chain faces challenges, even before COVID vaccine distribution

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DHL piloting use of heavy-duty electric trucks in US

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International HX strengthens and improves on another Navistar cab

Target blows away third-quarter estimates

Prologis Research points to automation as key to logistics operations

Did you miss this?

Demand for trucking services has “plateaued” in the past four to six weeks, though “we’ve not necessarily seen things getting worse,” according to Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress.

John Kingston has more from the CEO: Trucking demand flattens but driver supply still tightens: U.S. Xpress CEO

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.

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