• ITVI.USA
    15,299.240
    -0.110
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.510
    0.060
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,294.330
    11.020
    0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.690
    0.020
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.900
    -0.030
    -1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.160
    -0.090
    -2.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.820
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.160
    -0.030
    -1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.400
    -0.020
    -0.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,299.240
    -0.110
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.510
    0.060
    0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,294.330
    11.020
    0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.690
    0.020
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.900
    -0.030
    -1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.160
    -0.090
    -2.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.820
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.160
    -0.030
    -1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.400
    -0.020
    -0.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Spot rates may be on the climb again

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

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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US, Mexico, Canada border closures extend another month

Western Star 49X: Built for a severe life but doesn’t drive like it

XPO, Southwest Airlines cutting jobs in Texas

Did you miss this?

The COVID pandemic saw toilet paper shortages stress supply chains, but shippers of other products also saw difficulties.

Brian Straight shares some unlikely supply chain impacts: Dog food, supply chains and how COVID drove new challenges

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand 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. You can reach him at bstraight@freightwaves.com.