The Daily Dash: FreightWaves Carrier Summit; digitization of the supply chain; FedEx shipping charges set – FreightWaves

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the FreightWaves Carrier Summit began on Wednesday with a series of sessions focused on carriers, driver recruiting, the supply chain and technology. Plus, an upstart company wants to dig deeper into your supply chain, Blume Global wants everyone to have access to digital tools and FedEx sets peak season shipping charges.

Carrier Summit kicks off

The FreightWaves Carrier Summit kicked off on Wednesday with wall-to-wall virtual coverage, highlighted by the keynote address from noted marketer Phillip Stutts. From product demos to driver training and recruiting, to reducing downtime and the future of the supply chain, the Carrier Summit had something for everyone.

FreightWaves’ editorial staff has the event covered. Click here to browse through the articles from Day 1.

New insight into the supply chain

Interos wants to make supply chains more efficient. The company is using data to help companies visualize their sub-tier supply chains and identify opportunities and associated risks.

Vishnu Rajamanickam explains what this upstart is all about: Interos helps companies realize, act on supply chain risk

Digitizing even a single-truck operation

The digitization of the supply chain means digitizing all aspects of the supply chain, not just one company along the way. Blume Global has introduced a new platform, CarrierGo Premium, designed to help even the smallest trucking companies complete that digitization journey.

Jack Glenn details the new offering: Blume Global to ‘democratize technology’ with CarrierGo Premium

Are you ready to pay more this holiday season?

FedEx is the latest parcel company to announce peak shipping season surcharges. The package giant, though, is trying to differentiate itself from chief rival UPS and will apply the surcharge to both commercial and residential deliveries.

Mark Solomon has more on how much shippers will pay: FedEx’s peak surcharges go in different direction than UPS

Stories we think you’ll like:

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Xos Trucks raises $20 million for electric chassis

Truck platooning company’s synced-up convoys make first commercial deliveries

Electric truck charging: Need versus greed for speed

FreightWaves Carrier Summit: Strategies to attract younger drivers

FreightWaves Carrier Summit: Tread carefully with new technology

FreightWaves Carrier Summit: Digitization and the future of the supply chain

FreightWaves Carrier Summit: ‘This is your moment to innovate’

Did you miss this?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving forward with a possible rulemaking to strengthen broker disclosure requirements. The agency is looking for input from the public to help it form a proper rule that meets the needs of all involved.  

John Kingston explains what information FMCSA believes it needs: FMCSA poses questions on broker reporting requirements

Hammer down, everyone.

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

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