The Daily Dash: Volumes and rates begin receding; Cold Chain Summit coverage; CDL fraud

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, freight volumes and rates have taken a step back in October after reaching near-historic highs, but it may only be a temporary reprieve for shippers. Plus, complete coverage of FreightWaves’ Cold Chain Summit and a new report highlights the toll CDL fraud is having on the industry.

Lull takes hold for carriers

Freight volumes, rejections and spot rates have all declined from near-historic highs in the past few weeks, but it could be just a lull before a red-hot holiday season kicks off.

Andrew Cox explains in this week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: Carriers cruising into red-hot holiday season

Exploring the cold chain

The cold chain has become an integral part of the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with vaccines requiring refrigeration, it will take a central focus in the months ahead. FreightWaves’ Cold Chain Summit on Friday looked at this unique supply chain.

FreightWaves staff has all the coverage: FreightWaves’ Cold Chain Summit

CDL fraud remains a concern

CDL fraud has resulted in over $7 million in fines, forfeitures and restitution and more than 54 years in prison for perpetrators.

John Gallagher has more from a new report that highlights the extent of the crime: CDL fraud called out by federal watchdogs

What’s next for Hazelwood?

After a three-judge panel overturned the conviction of former Pilot President Mark Hazelwood, his attorney speaks exclusively with FreightWaves on what’s next.

Clarissa Hawes explains what Hazelwood is seeking: Attorney discusses next steps after court overturns former Pilot president’s conviction

Stories we think you’ll like:

Used truck sales recovery firming up for all players

Greater opportunities expected for B2B white glove delivery in 2021

Lean Staffing Solutions offers full stack of tech, sales and marketing services

TFI pulls out of APPS Transport acquisition

Seeking more sustainable business model, Trucker Path monetizes community, adds predictive analytics

SPAC shareholders approve Lordstown Motors reverse merger

Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates beats Q3 estimate; 2021 guide light

U.S. Xpress CEO sees significant gains from Variant initiative, as Q3 revenue posts modest increase

Daimler Trucks sees higher orders but lower Q3 sales and earnings

Did you miss this?

The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted freight as much as feared, but it is putting a damper on deal-making.

Mark Solomon explains why: COVID-19 travel curtailments major block to robust 3PL M&A in 2021

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

You may also like:

Here’s where electric trucks make sense

Hino, Toyota bringing Class 8 fuel-cell truck to North America next year

Will truck drivers use the new HOS split-sleeper provision?

The FREIGHTWAVES TOP 500 For-Hire Carriers list includes U.S. Xpress (No. 13).

Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand 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 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. You can reach him at