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The Daily Dash: Wildfires impacting freight movement

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the West Coast wildfires are creating hazardous conditions for truck drivers and affecting freight movement. Plus, trailer orders are rising once again and volatile supply chains may become the new normal.

Wildfires putting drivers at risk

The wildfires on the West Coast are creating dangerous conditions for people living in the area, but they are also impacting freight movement. Shippers are shutting down and truck drivers are working in unhealthy conditions.

Linda Baker talks to drivers being affected: Truck drivers navigate the world’s worst air quality

Trailers showing order strength

Any lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic seem to be exiting the equipment markets. Truck orders have been rising and now new data shows that trailer orders have reached highs not seen since October 2019.

Alan Adler details the trend: August trailer orders post best month since October 2019

Adapting to a new world

COVID-19 has altered supply chains across the globe, but the volatility that has come from that may not disappear once the virus is no longer a threat.

John Gallagher explains how shippers can adapt: COVID-19 makes volatility the new norm for supply chains

Expansion continues

Forward Air has expanded again with another acquisition. The Tennessee-based company has acquired last-mile delivery provider CLW Delivery for $5.5 million.

Todd Maiden explains how CLW fits into Forward Air’s growth strategy: Forward Air acquires another final-mile provider

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Freight-tech companies showcase supply chain innovation

Did you miss this?

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said it will renew its push to Congress to provide funding for additional truck parking. A bipartisan bill introduced in March has not moved forward, but the association remains hopeful legislators will support the effort.

John Gallagher has details on what OOIDA is hoping for: OOIDA will push for more truck parking in next Congress

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team 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 fleetowner.com. 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.
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