The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, trailer manufacturers won a key court battle this week that will delay emissions compliance regulations that could have added thousands to the cost of a new trailer. Plus, TuSimple adds a legal heavyweight to its executive team, and between barbs Trump and Biden managed to discuss electric vehicles.
Trailer manufacturers get a reprieve
A U.S. Court of Appeals has put on hold compliance with new emissions regulations for trailers. The rules were scheduled to go into effect in January.
John Gallagher has the details: Court halts NHTSA rule compliance for trailer manufacturers
A former acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has joined autonomous vehicle startup TuSimple as chief legal and risk officer.
Linda Baker reveals who has made the jump: TuSimple names former FMCSA administrator as chief legal and risk officer
Trump, Biden spar over electric vehicles
While the first presidential debate Tuesday night had plenty of fireworks, the two candidates did manage to sneak in some policy points. One area they addressed was climate change and electric vehicles.
John Gallagher has more on the candidates’ stances: Trump and Biden clash over fuel emissions, electric vehicles in first debate
Attorney caught in political debate
The nomination of trucking-focused attorney Brenda Saiz to the federal judiciary in New Mexico is in jeopardy as the political rhetoric heats up ahead of the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.
John Kingston has the story on why Saiz’s nomination is being blocked: Nomination of trucking-focused attorney to New Mexico federal bench in peril
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FreightWaves’ Future of Logistics Real Estate Summit took place on Tuesday, with sessions on robotics warehouse automation, supply chains and more.
FreightWaves’ editorial staff has the coverage: Future of Logistics Real Estate Summit
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