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The Daily Dash: Trucking’s payroll tax problem, Nikola’s surprise order and trucker sentenced

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, trucking ponders its next move following President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferment order. Plus, Nikola receives a huge order from an unexpected source; Cummins and Navistar ink a new deal; and a truck driver is sentenced for a crash that killed five.

When is a tax break not really a tax break?

Will truck drivers and trucking companies see any additional money from Trump’s payroll tax deferment order? Maybe not immediately, and if they do, there might be a big tax bill waiting at the end of the year. So what should they do now?

Brian Straight spoke with a top accounting expert: Trucking companies caught in Trump’s payroll tax deferment order

That’s a lot of trucks

Nikola Motor has been on a roll in 2020, and that roll has just picked up steam. The company announced an order from Republic Services for 2,500 Nikola Tre battery-electric refuse trucks, with an option to expand that to 5,000 models.  

Alan Adler has the details on the ground-breaking order: Republic Services orders 2,500 electric refuse trucks from Nikola

A new home

A Colorado truck driver will spend the next five years behind bars after he was sentenced for a Kansas crash that killed five people. Prosecutors said Kenny Ford never slowed down before slamming into at least three vehicles that had slowed in traffic.

John Kingston has more details: Truck driver – 5 years for 2017 accident that killed 5

Friends forever

Cummins (NYSE: CMI) and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) have a long-standing relationship, and that union will continue through at least 2026 as the two manufacturers reached a deal for Cummins to continue supplying diesel engines to the truck maker.

Alan Adler has all the details: Cummins gets long-term engine supply deal with Navistar

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Did you miss this?

The. U.S. Postal Service has started to revamp the agency as it enters a crucial time for its survival. The question is, can it be saved, and at what cost?  

John Gallagher takes a look at the early changes: US Postal Service begins agency overhaul

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.
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