The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Brad Jacobs built XPO into one of the world’s largest logistics companies, but now that the company is splitting in two, what does that mean for Jacobs? Plus, Transport America believes it has a strategy to build for the future and U.S. Xpress and MIT are joining forces to improve driver efficiency.
Brad Jacobs built XPO Logistics and now he plans to split the company into two. Will this be the final act in Jacobs’ successful tenure at the logistics giant?
Mark Solomon has more on Jacobs’ leadership: The beginning of the end?
Building consistent freight, happy drivers
In a year defined by the turbulence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport America has been shifting its drivers and business toward a more predictable existence.
Nate Tabak looks at what the carrier is doing: Transport America pivots to dedicated to woo drivers, shippers
Improving driver efficiency
The push to increase efficiency at U.S. Xpress, visible primarily in its Variant initiative, is getting help from an unlikely source: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John Kingston details the carrier’s work with the renowned school: U.S. Xpress, MIT team up to study driver efficiency; dwell a focus
How many jobs are enough?
While the nation’s economy added fewer jobs than expected in November, trucking had a strong 20,000 positions added in the month. But it may not be enough.
John Kingston explains: Employment follow-up: Big gain in jobs in latest report but ‘not enough’
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Did you miss this?
Less-than-truckload carrier Central Freight Lines has reshuffled some executives, naming Jerry Moyes, the founder of Swift Transportation, as interim president and chief executive officer.
Clarissa Hawes has more on Moyes’ return: Swift founder Jerry Moyes takes helm of Central Freight Lines
Hammer down, everyone,