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The Daily Dash: Double-digit rate increases are coming

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The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, truckload carriers may love 2021 if projections of double-digit rate increases turn out to be true. Plus, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a listening session on broker transparency and which five states are the worst for truck drivers in bad weather?

Rising rates

Next year could be boom times for trucking, as analysts are rallying around the possibility of double-digit rate increases.

Todd Maiden has the details: Consensus for double-digit truckload rate increases forming

Tell us what you think

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will address broker transparency at an upcoming listening session, the agency has announced.

John Gallagher explains how the public can take part: FMCSA to hold broker transparency listening session Oct. 28

The five worst weather states for truckers

Weather can be brutal for commercial drivers, but some states are just worse than others when it comes to dangerous driving.

Nick Austin ranks the five worst states to drive in: 5 of the worst weather states for truckers

New kid on the block

A series of mergers has resulted in a new player in temperature-controlled transportation. SOAR Transportation and Network Transport will provide asset-based truckload services and brokerage operations.  

John Paul Hampstead explains why the executives believe this merger is unique: SOAR, Network Transport merge into major reefer player

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Did you miss this?

Last-mile delivery has been tested throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The FreightWaves Last Mile Logistics Summit on Thursday dove deep into the challenges and technologies that will overcome them. You can still see the sessions.

FreightWaves’ editorial staff has coverage of all the sessions: Last Mile Logistics Summit

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight

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 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 [email protected].