The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, FreightWaves’ The Future of Logistics Real Estate summit took place on Tuesday with plenty of focus on technology in the warehouse space. Plus, GM and Nikola have yet to finalize their partnership and the Tesla Semi gets a boost.
Logistics real estate in focus
FreightWaves’ The Future of Logistics Real Estate summit took place Tuesday, with sessions on robotics warehouse automation, supply chains and more.
FreightWaves’ editorial staff has the coverage: Future of Logistics Real Estate Summit
Nikola fallout continues
Alan Adler has more on what is holding up the deal: GM deal with Nikola delayed beyond anticipated close
Tesla truck gets a boost
The mystery around the Tesla Semi may have become a bit clearer this week as Walmart Canada announced it had tripled its order and now plans to take delivery of 130 of the trucks.
Nate Tabak explains why Walmart Canada increased its order: Walmart triples Tesla Semi order in Canada
Going to school on electric
Buses are behind the innovation in the Lion8 electric truck. Lion Electric Co. has leveraged electric bus technology to deliver its Class 8 electric vehicle.
Nate Tabak has more on the connection: Lion’s electric trucks lean on road-tested tech
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How much did the government’s Paycheck Protection Program help the freight markets? It turns out the program that pumped billions into businesses may have contributed to a decline in freight rates in the spring.
John Kingston has the details: PPP money lowered freight rates during pandemic’s darkest days: Convoy
Hammer down, everyone,