• ITVI.USA
    15,859.850
    -49.550
    -0.3%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.773
    -0.003
    -0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.150
    -0.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,864.700
    -50.600
    -0.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,859.850
    -49.550
    -0.3%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.773
    -0.003
    -0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.460
    -0.150
    -0.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,864.700
    -50.600
    -0.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
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The Daily Dash: Has trucking demand plateaued?

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the CEO of one of the nation’s largest truckload fleets says that demand for services has plateaued. Plus, trucking could see a fundamental shift in policy and regulation, and a push to ban internal combustion engines could disproportionately impact the agriculture sector.  

Is trucking demand peaking?

Demand for trucking services has “plateaued” in the past four to six weeks, though “we’ve not necessarily seen things getting worse,” according to Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress.

John Kingston has more: Trucking demand flattens but driver supply still tightens: U.S. Xpress CEO

Shifting the battlefield

What could a Bernie Sanders-led Labor Department mean for trucking? American Trucking Associations’ CEO Chris Spear said it could mean a more nationalized approach to regulation.

John Gallagher has more on Spears’ thoughts: ATA sees independent contractor battle moving to national platform

Shutting down farm-based fuels?

A proposal that would ban internal combustion engines could devastate the agricultural industry in the U.S., a new report claims.

John Gallagher explains the expected impact of a ban: Ag retailers: Zero-emission truck plan could ‘devastate’ agriculture

Hydrogen windfall

Cummins believes hydrogen could be a big revenue generator going forward, with hundreds of millions of dollars coming from its hydrogen-making electrolyzers.

Alan Adler has the details on how big a business hydrogen will be: Cummins sees $400M in revenue from making hydrogen in 2025

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Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

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 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. You can reach him at bstraight@freightwaves.com.

One Comment

  1. From an O/O prospective riding the spot market, yes, it peaked over a month ago. Some lanes are showing slight signs of a decline. All in all, still a solid demand for dry vans, but need to lane strategies carefully to maximize revenue.

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