The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, what was described as a “cyber incident” has now been resolved at Rand McNally, and the company’s ELDs are back online. Plus, GM will no longer take an equity stake in Nikola and J.B. Hunt acquires a final-mile provider.
Rand McNally back online
Five days later, Rand McNally’s electronic logging device system is back online. The company’s DriverConnect platform, which includes the ELD, fell victim to a hacker last week.
John Kingston has details on the outage: 5 days later, Rand McNally says ELD system back online
GM nixes equity but will still supply Nikola
Alan Adler explains the impact: GM walks on equity stake in Nikola, may supply fuel cells
Adding final miles
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) has added its fourth final-mile provider with the acquisition of Mass Movement.
Todd Maiden has more on Hunt’s growing final-mile business: J.B. Hunt expands final-mile platform with Mass Movement acquisition
Say goodbye to 3G
Trucking fleets running older devices on 3G networks could soon start seeing a degradation of service as major telecom carriers mothball 3G towers.
Brian Straight explains how much time they have left: Fleets’ data service reliability may drop as telecoms transition away from 3G
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