The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the U.S. Postal Service has cut a deal to ensure parcels will be delivered this holiday season. Plus, despite a push to allow hair testing for drugs, some carriers believe a proposed rule that would authorize it would weaken the effectiveness of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, and Workhorse Group blames COVID-19 for not hitting production targets.
Hair testing concerns
The trucking industry has been clamoring for the government to allow hair testing for drugs, but a new proposed rule to do that could weaken the effectiveness of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, some say.
John Gallagher explains what has them concerned: Carriers warn feds’ hair-testing plan may undercut drug clearinghouse
A little help from our friends
Seeking to mitigate capacity-constrained holiday shipping, the U.S. Postal Service has signed an agreement with consultancy ShipMatrix to assist.
Mark Solomon has more on the impact of the arrangement: USPS, ShipMatrix sign parcel capacity assurance deal
FreightTech Venture Summit, LIVE @HOME to be rebroadcast
Industry speakers, technology demos and venture capitalists took center stage last week for FreightWaves’ FreightTech Venture Summit and LIVE @HOME events. Now you can catch sessions you may have missed or rewatch those that most interested you with a special rebroadcast of the events beginning Tuesday.
Brian Straight has the schedule: FreightWaves replaying FreightTech Venture Summit, LIVE @HOME
Workhorse Group reported an earnings miss for Q3 and said it would not meet production targets at the end of 2020.
Alan Adler has details on Workhorse altering its outlook: Workhorse says 36% of plant workers impacted by COVID
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Did you miss this?
For the third year in a row, Amazon has captured first place in the FreightTech 25. The FreightTech 25 recognizes the most disruptive companies in the freight industry.
Ashley Coker has a look the full FreightTech 25 winners: Reigning champ Amazon takes FreightTech 25 third year in a row
Hammer down, everyone,