The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking input on a potential broker transparency regulation. Plus, the Inc. 5000 is out and logistics and transportation is well represented, Daseke sees a bright future, and Daimler Trucks North America reaches pre-pandemic manufacturing levels.
Tell us what you really think
After months of complaints, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finally moved on the issue of broker transparency. The agency is set to publish a Federal Register notice on the matter, pushing for more transparency.
Hey, we made it!
Everyone wants to be on the annual Inc. 5000 list. For 167 logistics and transportation companies, they have made it, but that is down from last year’s total.
John Kingston has a look at this year’s list: None in the top 10 but almost 170 transport companies in the Inc5000 list for 2020
Back to its roots
Flatbed operator Daseke is undergoing a financial transformation, and if things continue down the current path, that transformation could return the carrier to its roots.
Todd Maiden has exclusive details from his interview with Daseke’s CFO: Improved execution to ‘open doors’ for Daseke; acquisitions on horizon
Who’s buying all these trucks?
During a virtual roundtable discussion, Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen told reporters the truck maker is now building trucks at the rate prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alan Adler details how many trucks Nielsen believes will be sold this year: Daimler Trucks North America building at pre-pandemic levels
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Owners of a Texas trucking company and trailer dealership now own Barrett Trailers, an Oklahoma institution in livestock trailers, and believe their expertise in livestock hauling can breathe new life into this once-proud trailer manufacturer.
Alan Adler talked to the new owners about their plans: Texas truckers now steer Oklahoma livestock trailer maker
Hammer down, everyone.