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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Truckers get boost in AB5 fight; robust freight environment just getting started

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, voters in California passed Proposition 22 last week, exempting Uber and Lyft drivers from the state’s AB5 regulation. But, passage could also bolster the case to permanently exempt truck drivers. Plus, Schneider’s CEO predicts the robust freight environment will hang around awhile, and companies that become victims of ransomware attacks face a difficult choice with no right answer.  

Truckers catch a break in AB5 fight

The California proposition that was approved at the polls last week and took ride-share drivers out from under the state’s AB5 law should be a factor in whether the trucking industry remains exempt from it as well, according to a lawyer involved in key litigation.

John Kingston explains: Trucking attorney: Proposition passage in California bolsters AB5 exemption case

We’re just getting started

Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) is the latest carrier to predict a robust freight environment next year, and CEO Mark Rourke thinks that environment is still in its infancy.

Todd Maiden has more on Rourke’s outlook: Schneider CEO says only ‘third inning’ of trucking cycle

To pay, or not to pay

When a company is targeted by a ransomware attack, it usually has two choices: Pay what the hackers demand, or don’t. But the decision isn’t that simple.

Nate Tabak explains the consequences of not paying demands: When ransomware attacks hit, companies choose between pay and pain

It’s time to revisit the electric push

California legislators are urging the state’s governor to reexamine efforts to switch to a battery-electric vehicle fleet that could hurt the state’s trucking industry.

Linda Baker explains what they want the state to do instead: California ban on diesel opens new front in hydrogen vs. electric trucking battle

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Did you miss this?

COVID-19 completely upended the supply chain; few segments felt the disruption more than the food and beverage supply chain. And the disruption may only be getting started.

Brian Straight explains why COVID-19 is still reshaping the supply chain: The impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage supply chain could be long lasting

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team 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.