The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, a group of large shippers is pushing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to implement a pilot program allowing truck drivers to pause their 14-hour workday clock. Plus, the driver shortage once again tops the American Transportation Research Institute’s Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry survey, and UPS posts better-than-expected earnings results.
Shippers group pushes 14-hour clock change
A coalition that includes Coca-Cola, The Home Depot and Procter & Gamble is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to roll out a split-duty pilot program that would pause a truck driver’s 14-hour clock.
John Gallagher has details on what the shippers want to see: Shippers urge feds to consider 14-hour driving rule change
Driver shortage tops annual ATRI survey
For the fourth consecutive year, a shortage of drivers topped the Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.
Alan Adler has a look at what else made the list: ATRI: Driver shortage again tops trucking industry’s critical issues
UPS earnings take flight
Strong e-commerce and overall economic activity drove UPS revenue and earnings per share to double-digit increases in the third quarter, easily beating analysts’ estimates.
Mark Solomon details UPS’ performance: UPS’ third-quarter results surge past estimates
Search is on for more space
Warehouse space is quickly running out across the country, and a new report from Prologis is predicting a short supply in 2021, potentially driving up rent.
Todd Maiden has more on the potential impact: Prologis sees logistics space in short supply by early 2021
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