The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the FreightWaves Carrier Summit concluded on Thursday with a series of sessions focused on carriers, driver recruiting, the supply chain and technology. Plus, U.S. Xpress CEO Eric Fuller explains what a digital trucking fleet is, Amazon suffers another court loss, and Prologis is training the workers of the future.
Carrier Summit concludes
The FreightWaves Carrier Summit concluded its two-day run on Thursday, with sessions focused on driver recruiting during COVID-19, merger and acquisition activity, next-generation technologies, and carrier benchmarking just a few of the topics.
FreightWaves editorial staff has the event covered. Click here to browse through the articles from Day 2.
What is a digital trucking fleet?
U.S. Xpress recently launched the first “digital” trucking fleet. FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller sat down with his brother Eric, the CEO of U.S. Xpress, to discuss the fleet and what it was like to take over the family business.
Linda Baker has the story: FreightWaves Carrier Summit: U.S. Xpress CEO talks digitization, taking over family business
Another day, another court loss
A court has once again ruled against Amazon, this time determining that the e-tailer can’t force dissatisfied workers into arbitration rather than litigation. The decision applies to workers in California who are involved in last-mile delivery.
John Kingston explains why this ruling is important: Appeals court agrees Amazon can’t force Flex drivers into arbitration
Training new workers
Prologis (NYSE: PLD), a real-estate investment trust, has announced plans to train up to 25,000 workers for a career in transportation, including distribution and logistics operations through a workforce initiative first launched in 2018.
Todd Maiden lays out the timeline for when new workers will be ready: Prologis to train 25,000 workers to bridge logistics ‘hiring gap’
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Did you miss this?
Essential goods retail sales have continued to boost the freight industries into August, based on trends seen in retailers’ third-quarter earnings reports. Back-to-school sales have been slow, so the trend may not last, but retailers are generally happy.
Todd Maiden explains the impact on freight volumes: Sales pop, inventories drop for essential retail; trucking the beneficiary
Hammer down, everyone.