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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Heartland boosting pay; J.B. Hunt’s technology transition

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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Canada border agency systems woes hit inbound shipments

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

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

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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.

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