The Daily Dash: TIA on broker transparency; feds on autonomous trucks

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the Transportation Intermediaries Association says that any broker transparency rule would be addressing a marketplace that no longer exists. Plus, federal regulators could be looking to the industry to help develop autonomous truck rules and shippers are demanding more power-only options.

TIA says broker transparency rule addresses conditions that don’t exist

The Transportation Intermediaries Association says that carriers already have access to the information they are seeking from brokers, and any new transparency rule addresses a market that no longer exists.

John Kingston explains TIA’s thinking: TIA: Market conditions that created broker transparency rule no longer exist

Regulators look for industry help on autonomous trucks

Federal regulators are seeking Trump administration approval for a survey of private trucking companies that could help the government establish safety rules affecting autonomous trucks.

John Gallagher has more: FMCSA looking to gain traction on autonomous trucking

Shippers crave power-only and drop-trailer solutions

Supply chain dislocation and tight truck capacity have intensified shippers’ demand for power-only and drop-trailer solutions, accelerating a trend that has been years in the making.

John Paul Hampstead explains the trend: Freight brokerages embrace power only and drop trailers

VCs, FreightTech take center stage at virtual conference

FreightWaves FreightTech Venture Summit is coming up on Wednesday, showcasing the top minds in the venture capital space.

Brian Straight has details on this free event: FreightTech takes center stage at FreightWaves’ free FreightTech Venture Summit

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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