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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