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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Truck drivers could be among the first for a COVID vaccine

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, truck drivers could be among the first Americans to get a COVID vaccine. Plus, UPS has a dry ice solution for vaccine transport, and Werner continues to roll out new technology.

First in line

Truck drivers and other transportation workers deemed “essential” by the U.S. government could be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if supplies are limited.

John Gallagher explains who will make the call: Truck drivers on list for potential COVID-19 vaccine priority

Dry ice challenge

Express delivery and logistics giant UPS (NYSE: UPS) on Tuesday said it has invested in machines to produce dry ice for transport and storage of frozen COVID-19 vaccines.

Eric Kulisch explains who else is getting into the dry ice container business: Solving the dry ice challenge for COVID vaccine

Technology rollout

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) is continuing to roll out new technology, the latest being MasterMind, the transportation management system from Mastery Logistics Systems.   

Brian Straight talks to Werner about its technology strategy: Werner deploying MasterMind TMS, investing in Mastery Logistics Systems

SPACs target startups

Electric vehicle and infrastructure startups continue to attract hundreds of millions of dollars from special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) targeting business combinations and speedy public trading debuts.

Alan Adler has more details on the trend: Laying PIPE: Additional cash raises valuations of SPAC targets

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Did you miss this?

Federal regulators are considering opposing petitions on rulemakings affecting how brokers conduct business, in the latest development of a regulatory battle between brokers and independent owner-operators.

John Gallagher lays out each side’s arguments: FMCSA seeks comment on proposal to eliminate ‘bad-actor’ brokers

Hammer down, everyone.

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

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 fleetowner.com. 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 bstraight@freightwaves.com.

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