The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule that would set the rates for civil penalties for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse violations. Plus, the holiday shipping season was not as bad as many feared, and California’s governor proposes $1.5 billion to fund clean trucks and buses.  

Costly violations

Truck drivers violating provisions within the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse could face much steeper fines than previously outlined in the federal rule.

John Gallagher has details on what the penalties could be: Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse fines set at $5,833 per violation

‘Shipageddon’ it wasn’t

The holiday parcel-delivery season may not have come off perfectly, but the “shipageddon” that many had feared did not materialize.

Mark Solomon looks at carrier performance: ‘Shipageddon’ averted: It wasn’t a bad holiday delivery season after all

The ‘greenest’ state?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles.

Linda Baker details Newsom’s proposal: California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

Powerful combination

C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW) has teamed up with data analytics provider SAS in a joint initiative to marry the 3PL’s transportation knowledge with SAS’s retail industry capabilities.

John Kingston has details on what customers can expect from the collaboration: C.H. Robinson, SAS team up to provide wide-reaching data for retail sector

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GM reveals electric delivery van with connected pallets

Lineage, Turvo collaborating to eliminate supply chain barriers

Amware sees opportunity in Moulton Logistics acquisition

OneRail secures $6.7M in late seed financing

Walmart to test temperature-controlled box for grocery home delivery

Daimler Trucks invests in Proterra electrification SPAC

Did you miss this?

Less-than-truckload volumes appeared to remain elevated during December, according to Amit Mehrotra, managing director and head of transportation and shipping research at Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB).

Todd Maiden explores the data: December LTL volumes ‘remain healthy’

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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