The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, embattled hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola Corp. took a big hit on Wednesday when Republic Services canceled an order for 2,500 refuse trucks. Plus, Forward Air is on the road to recovery following a ransomware attack and Roehl is the latest carrier to announce a driver pay increase.
Republic says goodbye
Alan Adler has more on what that means for the future of Nikola: Republic Services cancels refuse truck order from Nikola
Forward Air appears to be on the road to technological recovery after a ransomware attack that lasted at least a week.
John Kingston, Eric Kulisch and Nate Tabak have more: Forward Air’s systems coming back online
Roehl boosting driver pay
Roehl Transport is the latest carrier announcing an increase in driver pay. The performance-based plan will increase pay for qualifying drivers beginning Feb. 1.
Todd Maiden has details on how much and who qualifies: Roehl Transport latest to raise driver pay
No help for trucking
The freight markets have been so good this year that trucking companies may not be eligible for a second round of funding under round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program.
John Kingston explains why: Trucking companies may be faring too well for obtaining more PPP funds
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