The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, spot rates could be heading higher yet again as truckload tenders and tender rejections both rose this week. Plus, truckload carriers wonder if we are in peak season or a new normal; and a Texas group tackles tort reform.
Finding a higher spot?
Dallas and Los Angeles continue to drive the nation’s spot market, and carriers remain in charge when it comes to rates.
Andrew Cox has details on how this situation could last: Can LA and Dallas lead the spot market higher?
The new normal, or peak season?
Management from some of the nation’s largest truckload carriers are having a tough time distinguishing between peak season and the new normal in a COVID world.
Todd Maiden explains: Trucking heads see extended runway for demand
Targeting tort reform
The Texas Trucking Association is launching an initiative aimed at bringing about tort reform in the Lone Star State, with a coalition of members that now numbers about 90 behind the effort.
John Kingston talks to the leader of the effort: Texas Trucking Association targets tort reform with broad coalition
AB5 legal journey takes another turn
A California state appeals court ruled that federal law doesn’t exempt the state’s trucking sector from the contentious AB5 regulation.
John Kingston details the next steps: AB5 follow: Impact from Cal Cartage decision needs to await federal ruling
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