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 experienced delays in delivering certain types of packages. Plus, transportation professionals are donating to political campaigns, truck capacity is shrinking and rates are rising, and Nikola Motor pushes for more buzz.
A survey has indicated that the U.S. Postal Service has been suffering delays in delivery and pickup times for some of its parcel products. Shippo said 17.45% more packages were delayed during the July-August time period when compared to May-June.
Mark Solomon looks at which products are affected: Survey reveals USPS service issues for two key parcel products
Follow the money
The 2020 election season is in full swing, and that means candidates for all offices are looking for donations. The latest candidate financial reporting forms indicate a clear preference for one party’s candidates, though.
Brian Straight explores who is getting the bulk of the money: Who’s transportation backing? Dems are early favorites
All news is good news
For Nikola Motor, building a thriving company is important. Just as important, though, is maintaining the buzz around its future, and it’s something that is a strategic part of company growth.
Alan Adler explains why: Minting millionaires and building buzz at Nikola
Capacity is shrinking and prices are rising. Those are the findings from the latest Logistics Managers’ Index survey, which said the index has risen 130 basis points from June to a reading of 63%.
Todd Maiden explores the reasons why: Transportation capacity near 2-year low; pricing surges
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A proposal to make drug testing using hair mandatory in trucking is nearly ready for public comment after being reviewed and approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget, regulators have confirmed.
John Gallagher has the details on why there is a push for new testing methods: Mandatory hair testing proposal almost ready for rollout
Hammer down, everyone,