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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