The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the COVID-19 pandemic drove shortages of toilet paper early on, but it also altered supply chains for several other products, including dog food. Plus, YRC Worldwide’s CEO updates progress of the company’s turnaround plan and Knight-Swift shuffles its executive ranks.
Going to the dogs
The COVID pandemic saw toilet paper shortages stress supply chains, but shippers of other products also saw strains.
Brian Straight shares some unlikely supply chain impacts: Dog food, supply chains and how COVID drove new challenges
Turnaround plan update
YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) CEO Darren Hawkins said he likes the direction the company is headed and has “a lot of confidence” in the restructuring the less-than-truckload carrier has in place.
Todd Maiden details Hawkins’ plan: New fleet to advance YRC turnaround
Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE: KNX) has shuffled its executive ranks, naming Adam Miller president of Swift Transportation.
Todd Maiden has details on other changes: Knight-Swift announces changes to executive roster
Inside StopTheTires2020 protest group
The founder of the StopTheTires2020 Facebook group wanted to create a platform to vent about the presidential election. What happened next overwhelmed him.
Clarissa Hawes talks to the founder: StopTheTires2020 founder claims social media ‘disruptors’ doomed group’s efforts
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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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