The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the Teamsters see a Joe Biden election victory as a pathway to ending California’s meal and rest-break rules. Plus, Alibaba is expanding its third-party logistics footprint and it has repercussions for Amazon, and Daimler Trucks launches a new division dedicated to connectivity.
Not so fast
The Teamsters have asked a federal court to delay oral arguments over whether California can dictate work rules for commercial trucks under the state’s meal and rest-break laws.
John Gallagher has details on why the delay is being sought: Biden win prompts delay request in California rest-break lawsuit
Global e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) has added logistics services for importers and exporters in Japan, providing competition in the global 3PL landscape.
Eric Kulisch has more on Alibaba’s expansion: Alibaba moves into Japan with third-party logistics offering
Let’s get together
As connectivity becomes the norm in commercial trucking, Daimler Trucks is looking to centralize the development of this process under a single touch point.
Brian Straight has details on the Connectivity Services Group: Daimler establishes group focused on developing connectivity solutions
COVID-19’s impact on the food supply chain
COVID-19 completely upended the supply chain, but few segments felt the disruption more than the food and beverage supply chain. And the disruption may only be getting started.
Brian Straight explains why COVID-19 is still reshaping the supply chain: The impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage supply chain could be long lasting
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In a presentation at Baird’s 2020 Global Industrial Conference Tuesday, executives from J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT) said the current high-demand freight environment should continue through at least the first quarter of 2021.
Todd Maiden explains why the outlook remains strong: J.B. Hunt sees elevated demand through at least Q1
Hammer down, everyone,