The Daily Dash: Hurricane Laura’s aftermath; Convoy names new president – FreightWaves

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Hurricane Laura has left quite an impact in Louisiana. Plus, Convoy and UPS name new presidents, and drivers beware: Another inspection blitz is coming.   

No fuel, no place to rest

Truck stops in and around areas where Hurricane Laura came ashore in Louisiana are closed due to mandatory evacuations and a lack of power. That is leaving drivers stranded with no facilities and potentially, no fuel.

John Gallagher has the story: Drivers risk empty fuel tanks along Gulf Coast after Laura

Laura is gone, but her impact is not

Major ports and highways on the Gulf Coast remained closed Thursday afternoon in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Noi Mahoney has more on the impacts: Major ports and roads remain closed after hurricane makes landfall

New guy in town

Mark Okerstrom knows a thing or two about scaling technology-enabled businesses. The former head of Expedia is now going to deploy that expertise with Convoy as its first president and COO.

Brian Straight has more on Okerstrom and his role: Former Expedia CEO joins Convoy as president and COO

UPS names new president of U.S. operations

UPS has named a new leader to head up its U.S. operations. Nando Cesarone, the former head of the company’s international division, will become president of UPS’ U.S. operations. Scott Price will shift over to lead the international division.

Mark Solomon details why the change was made: UPS names new US, international heads

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Did you miss this?

Drivers beware. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) postponed its International Roadcheck earlier this year because of COVID-19 concerns, but it is coming back. The rescheduled event will take place Sept. 9-11 and will have a heavy focus on driver requirements.

Clarissa Hawes has the details on what drivers should look out for: Inspectors to focus on driver requirements during 72-hour blitz

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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