The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, GlobalTranz shook up its leadership structure on Friday as CEO Renee Krug stepped down and former CEO Bob Farrell took over. Plus, Amazon is planning a new distribution strategy that could speed deliveries further and the U.S. Air Force could transport tractor-trailers on aircraft as part of any COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
Krug out at GlobalTranz
GlobalTranz has made a change at the top, replacing CEO Renee Krug with former CEO Bob Farrell. Farrell will look to turn around the company that has seen its bond rating fall into junk territory.
John Paul Hampstead has more on the leadership change: Krug out as GlobalTranz CEO, Farrell back in
Amazon moving closer to your home
Amazon is once again disrupting delivery services, announcing it will open 1,000-parcel delivery stations across the U.S. to support local fulfillment operations.
Mark Solomon has details on the plan: Amazon to blanket the ’burbs with delivery stations
The U.S. Air Force could be tapped to help deploy a COVID-19 vaccine, using large freighters to transport trucks loaded with the medicine.
Eric Kulisch has the details in this exclusive story: US Air Force could deploy freighters to fly truckloads of vaccine
Tapping into its charitable nature, Redwood Logistics and its employees recently raised over $100,000 for organizations that support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brian Straight has the story on how they did it and where the money went: Redwood Logistics employees step up with #HeroChallenge
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Changes to the hours-of-service rule set to go into effect on Sept. 29 are facing a sudden roadblock as several groups have sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to block the rule change.
John Gallagher has details on who is suing and why: Safety groups, Teamsters challenge HOS final rule in federal court
Hammer down, everyone,