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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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
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