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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Broker transparency fight rages on

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the battle lines are being drawn in the regulatory fight over broker transparency, and now the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will consider dueling petitions. Plus, J.B. Hunt announced several executive changes, and self-driving startup TuSimple secures $350 million in funding.

Sides stake out their broker battle lines

Federal regulators are considering opposing petitions on rulemakings affecting how brokers conduct business in the latest development of a regulatory battle between brokers and independent owner-operators.

John Gallagher lays out each side’s arguments: FMCSA seeks comment on proposal to eliminate ‘bad-actor’ brokers

Executive shuffle

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced several changes to its executive leadership team on Tuesday.

Todd Maiden details the changes: Several C-suite changes at J.B. Hunt

Financial backing for self-driving startup

Self-driving trucking company TuSimple reportedly has raised about $350 million in a Series E round closing this month, according to Forbes.

Linda Baker has the story of who is behind the raise: Self-driving truck company TuSimple reportedly raises $350M

Operating costs drop

The cost to operate trucks in 2019 fell as the industry contracted, and while drivers earned less, they brought home more money in bonuses.

Alan Adler explores the numbers: Trucking costs fell 9.3% in 2019 with industry contraction

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Texas port to reroute empty cargo trailers

Pennsylvania drivers face prospect of added bridge tolls

Altana AI secures $7M to make supply chains safer, more resilient

Did you miss this?

As vaccine distribution is almost ready to accelerate, a refrigerated trailer capacity issue is likely to complicate the process and push rates even higher as tender rejections rise.

Zach Strickland dives into the numbers: Reefer capacity tapped out prior to vaccine release

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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