The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, FreightWaves writer Clarissa Hawes talks to former Celadon drivers one year after the company’s collapse. Plus, Estes has been hit with a COVID-related lawsuit and Covenant is bumping up driver pay.
One year later, it still hurts
It’s been one year since truckload carrier Celadon suddenly shut down, and former truck drivers remain bitter about the closure.
Clarissa Hawes talks to former Celadon employees: Former Celadon drivers still bitter year after collapse
First of many?
A COVID-related lawsuit against Estes Express could offer some insight into the risk transportation companies face in trying to protect their employees while delivering freight for customers.
John Kingston looks at the impact: Lawsuit against LTL carrier Estes may foreshadow avalanche of COVID litigation
Driver pay bump
Covenant has become the latest trucking company to announce a driver pay increase. The company said the increase is the largest in its 34 years in business.
John Kingston details how much more drivers could see: Covenant joins in move to higher driver pay rates
Another SPAC in the near future?
Motiv Power Systems has been slowed by COVID, but interest in the electric vehicle chassis maker is rising and the CEO said discussions have taken place with potential special purpose acquisition companies.
Alan Adler has the exclusive interview: Motiv Power looks to scale EV chassis business via SPAC merger
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Hammer down, everyone,