The Daily Dash: Jerry Moyes takes over Central Freight Lines; XPO’s breakup

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 logistics

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

Buying season

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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Todd Maiden has details on what concerns the committee: Mnuchin to testify at hearing addressing $700M YRC, Treasury loans

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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One Comment

  1. I hope we get our 6 cents they took from us here in Central freightlines and start runnings the runs correctly plus managing the company well with great equipment..Its a good company just bad management..

Brian Straight

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 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