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
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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,