The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the U.S. International Trade Commission has been asked to investigate whether Mexico-based cross-border trucking operations are hurting U.S. long-haul truckers. Plus, Workhorse Group continues to advance drone delivery technology, Canadian truckers are being scammed and Anheuser-Busch makes a big shift to natural gas.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are continuing their fight over Mexican carriers operating in the U.S. The groups have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate if the U.S. trucking industry is being harmed by cross-border trucking services provided by Mexican carriers.
OOIDA, Teamsters call for probe of Mexican trucking industry” data-reactid=”22″>Noi Mahoney has the story: OOIDA, Teamsters call for probe of Mexican trucking industry
WKHS) continues to work toward development of a truck-mounted drone. The company said while the integration of drone technology and last-mile delivery is hard, progress has been made and it has successfully delivered hundreds of packages.
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Truck drivers in Canada who have crossed the U.S. border have been receiving fake text messages purportedly from the Canadian government telling them they have to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Truckers warned of fake quarantine text messages in Canada” data-reactid=”32″>Nate Tabak explains what the texts say: Truckers warned of fake quarantine text messages in Canada
Anheuser-Busch is moving to convert 30% of its dedicated fleet of trucks to renewable natural gas. The move will transition about 180 trucks from diesel power to RNG, which is said to be a more sustainable fuel with fewer emissions.
Anheuser-Busch pits renewable natural gas-chugging trucks against climate change” data-reactid=”35″>Linda Baker has the story: Anheuser-Busch pits renewable natural gas-chugging trucks against climate change
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Kenworth retiring K500 severe-service truck after 14 years
Cargo Chief opens door to more load opportunities, revenue for brokers
Love’s offers AscendTMS free to its factoring customers
California trucking remains exempt from AB5 for now
E-commerce continues to boom and alter the supply chain, but third-party logistics providers have largely been absent from the benefits the growth provides. Why? It turns out they may not be well suited to overcoming the challenges associated with final-mile delivery.
Hammer down, everyone.
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