The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Swift Transportation founder Jerry Moyes has returned as the interim CEO of less-than-truckload carrier Central Freight Lines. Plus, XPO has made the decision to split the company into separate businesses, and FreightWaves’ SpaceWaves event focuses on the logistics of space exploration.
Jerry Moyes takes over Central Freight Lines
Less-than-truckload carrier Central Freight Lines has reshuffled some executives, naming Jerry Moyes, the founder of Swift Transportation, as interim president and chief executive officer.
Clarissa Hawes has more on Moyes’ return: Swift founder Jerry Moyes takes helm of Central Freight Lines
Splitting up XPO
XPO has announced it will split its logistics and transportation businesses into separate publicly held corporations.
Mark Solomon has details on when the split will occur: XPO to split transport, logistics businesses
Space may be the next frontier, but it takes supply lines to build it. FreightWaves took a look at the logistics of space exploration during the virtual SpaceWaves conference on Thursday.
FreightWaves staff has the coverage: SpaceWaves virtual event
In a sign of the optimism the trucking industry has about the economy, preliminary November Class 8 truck orders came in Wednesday night, and they represent the third-best November totals on record.
Alan Adler has the details on how many trucks fleets are ordering: November Class 8 orders third-highest ever
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A controversial government loan to YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) is likely to be a hot topic at an upcoming congressional committee hearing.
Todd Maiden has details on what concerns the committee: Mnuchin to testify at hearing addressing $700M YRC, Treasury loans
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