The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, peak season could be among the most volatile in years if current data trends continue. Plus, grading the success of President Donald Trump’s promises as he asks voters to elect him for four more years, and Amazon’s logistics network just keeps growing.
A record-setting year?
Will peak season be smooth sailing for shippers and carriers? Data coming in this week may give an indication of how capacity and rates will shake out the rest of this year.
Andrew Cox explains what to look for: Will this be a record-setting season for carriers?
Did Trump deliver for trucking?
Taxes, regulations, infrastructure and trade were all key campaign promises in 2016 for Donald Trump. As president, how many has he delivered on?
Brian Straight explores Trump’s job performance: In 2016, Trump promised trucking things would change. Have they?
Amazon’s ever-growing logistics behemoth
Amazon’s growing logistics operation is only going to continue expanding, according to the company’s CFO. Transportation network investments are now more than half of Amazon’s capital expenditures.
Mark Solomon dives deeper in the numbers: Amazon to continue pouring billions into transport network, CFO says
The future of visibility
Solutions for facility operations, predictive ETA and sustainability require an additional layer of advanced technology and clean data derived from digital freight networks.
John Paul Hampstead explores the future: The next generation of visibility solutions
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Did you miss this?
In an online listening session Wednesday, FMCSA leaders heard industry views about possible changes to current broker transparency regulations. One question came up repeatedly: What about the shippers?
John Kingston has the details: Shipper confidentiality issue arises during broker transparency hearing at FMCSA
Hammer down, everyone,