The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Schneider National has boosted truck driver pay and now the question is which carriers may follow suit as the quest for drivers heats up. Plus, freight volumes may have hit their peak and oversized returns remain a concern for shippers.
Driver pay wars
Schneider National boosted truck driver pay this week, but according to experts, it may not be the only truckload carrier to do so. How many will follow suit?
John Kingston tries to answer that question: Schneider pay follow-up: Move by truckload carrier could kick off matching increases
Is the rise in volumes over?
New data is suggesting that freight volumes may have peaked, but that doesn’t mean the industry is facing tough times ahead.
Andrew Cox explains: Welcome to the top; get comfortable
You want to return that?
Returns of big and bulky items are the castor oil of logistics. Retailers and manufacturers hate them because they have to refund the customer’s payment, pay to pick up the item and then find something to do with it.
Mark Solomon explains what can be done about this process: Heavy-goods e-commerce returns: Dreaded but inevitable
Lion gets a charge out of truck deliveries
Lion Electric, a Canadian manufacturer of electric trucks that has quietly flown under the radar in the U.S., plans to deliver up to 50 electric trucks to CN and Amazon by the end of the year.
Nate Tabak has more on the deliveries: Ready to roar: Lion Electric delivers first trucks next month
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