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The Daily Dash: Last-mile event coverage and under-21 driver pilot program

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the FreightWaves Last Mile Logistics Summit was held on Thursday, diving deep into the challenges and opportunities in last-mile delivery. Plus, Hyliion details its secret sauce and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expanding a pilot program for drivers under the age of 21.

Deep dive into last mile

Last-mile delivery has been tested throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. FreightWaves’ Last Mile Logistics Summit on Thursday dove deep into the challenges and the technologies that will overcome them.

FreightWaves’ editorial staff has coverage of all the sessions: Last Mile Logistics Summit

Hyliion’s secret sauce

Hyliion Holdings Corp. points to natural gas fueling the on-board generator that makes electricity to power heavy-duty hybrid trucks. But the real mojo is unseen algorithms that manage the power for better fuel efficiency.

Alan Adler has more on the secret sauce: Hyliion’s secret sauce isn’t electricity, it’s managing its use

Younger drivers wanted

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expanding a pilot program that allows military members under the age of 21 to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

John Gallagher explains how many more people can join the pilot: FMCSA to expand under-21 program for ex-military drivers

First of its kind

Amazon has officially unveiled its first custom-built electric van. Rivian worked with Amazon, which has committed to buying 10,000 of the vehicles, to build the vehicle.

Linda Baker has details on the van: Amazon unveils first custom electric delivery van built by Rivian

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Did you miss this?

A ballot initiative in Massachusetts could break the logjam that is proprietary telematics data, giving local repair shops access to critical vehicle repair information.

John Gallagher explains: ‘Right to repair’ proposal touted as major cost saver for truck owners

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team 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.

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