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The Daily Dash: TFI still on the hunt; truckers exempt from mask requirement

Flatbed operator Daseke has spent the past two years reorganizing, now it’s ready for growth

TFI posts strong Q2 results, raises full-year outlook (Photo: TFI/Fleetway)

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, TFI International is continuing its acquisition spree, acquiring Fleetway less than a week after buying UPS Freight. Plus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is exempting truck drivers from its mask requirement, and Daseke is looking for possible acquisitions.

Still on the hunt

Less than a week after its blockbuster acquisition of UPS Freight (NYSE:UPS), TFI International (NYSE: TFII) is acquiring another business, announcing the acquisition of Fleetway.

Todd Maiden on details of the new acquisition: TFI still making deals, acquires Fleetway

No masks required

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has mandated masks be worn by transportation workers, but the order will not apply to truck drivers except in certain situations.

John Gallagher has details on when masks must be worn: Truckers exempt from CDC mask requirement

Looking to expand

After a two-year pause, noted growth acquisition flatbed operator Daseke (NASDAQ: DSKE) said it is again looking at expanding through acquisition.

Todd Maiden has details on the plan: Daseke sharpens focus; M&A in ‘crosshairs’

A freight rebound?

SONAR’s Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI.USA) rose last week, breaking a multiweek decline and signaling a return of freight volumes — at least temporarily.

Seth Holm has details: Outbound tender volumes reverse, break multiweek losing streak

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Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand 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 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. You can reach him at [email protected]