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The Daily Dash: Groups sue to stop HOS changes; Convoy looks to replace the RFP process

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, several safety groups have sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hoping to stop upcoming changes to the hours-of-service rules. Plus, Convoy seeks to eliminate the request-for-proposal process, FreightWaves announces enhancements to SONAR and a Stanford dropout reimagines loading docks.

HOS changes in question

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

Cutting the RFP process

Convoy believes too much time and money is spent on the request-for-proposal process. That’s why it wants to eliminate that step for shippers.

Brian Straight has more on how Convoy plans to do that: Convoy offers program to cut out RFP process, guarantee capacity for shippers

A glimpse into the future

Enhancements to FreightWaves’ SONAR platform are providing more visibility into ocean shipments, giving trucking companies even more advance notice of where port volumes may be heading.

Scott Mall details the enhancements: SONAR’s global ocean data foretells upcoming U.S. freight movements

Smarter loading docks

A Stanford University dropout has big plans to alter the efficiency of loading docks through the use of smart technology.

Linda Baker talks to Sam Lurye on what the future of loading docks looks like: Stanford dropout launches smart loading dock solution

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COVID-19 has altered supply chains across the globe, but the volatility that has come from that may not disappear once the virus is no longer a threat.

John Gallagher explains how shippers can adapt: COVID-19 makes volatility the new norm for supply chains

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team 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 fleetowner.com. 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.
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