The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Heartland Express is raising driver pay for the fifth time in the past six years. Plus, J.B. Hunt’s John Roberts III and Shelley Simpson detail the company’s technology transition, and you’ll find complete coverage of Day 1 of FreightWaves’ LIVE @HOME virtual event.
Heartland hiking driver pay
Heartland Express (NASDAQ: HTLD) announced Wednesday “substantial enhancements” to driver pay, increasing pay raises for the fifth time in six years.
Todd Maiden has details on how much more drivers will see in their paychecks: Heartland Express raises driver pay as much as 12%
Inside the disruption of J.B. Hunt
“Disruption is a great theory … it’s a lot harder to do,” said John Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport (NASDAQ: JBHT). Roberts and Shelley Simpson, the company’s chief commercial officer, shared insights on the company’s technology transformation during the FreightWaves LIVE @HOME event.
Brian Straight shares their story: Inside J.B. Hunt’s transformational journey
FreightWaves LIVE @HOME kicks off
FreightWaves LIVE @HOME kicked off on Thursday. The two-day free event is being streamed at live.freightwaves.com, and the editorial team will have all the post-sessions coverage.
FreightWaves staff covers the event: FreightWaves LIVE @HOME
Diesel prices on the rise?
Diesel consumers are likely to face an uncomfortable ongoing fact that is likely to get bigger: The capacity to refine crude oil into traditional diesel fuel is starting to shrink in the U.S. and ultimately the world.
John Kingston explains the impact: Diesel buyers have a problem: Capacity to make that fuel is getting cut
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Did you miss this?
Steve Case knows a thing or two about startups, having co-founded AOL. Now the CEO of venture capital fund Revolution LLC, Case delivered a keynote address at the FreightWaves FreightTech Venture Summit. The event also covered technology investment, autonomous trucking and more.
FreightWaves staff covers the event: FreightTech Venture Summit
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