The Every day Sprint is a fast take a look at what’s taking place within the freight ecosystem. In right now’s version, we spotlight recent FMCSA information relating to drivers and drug violations; Workhorse’s subsequent transfer after its failed bid; and U.S. Xpress’ Variant initiative.
The Excessive 5
1. Of the 55,901 drivers declared ineligible to drive due to a number of violations, 7,906 have returned to driving and an extra 7,574 are eligible for return-to-duty testing, in line with information compiled by the Federal Motor Service Security Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. John Gallagher’s report: FMCSA: More drivers returning to work after drug violations
2. Workhorse Group expects a “extended course of” to change the U.S. Postal Service’s resolution to award next-generation mail truck enterprise to protection contractor Oshkosh Truck Corp. Alan Adler with the most recent developments: Workhorse lawyers up in mail truck contract dispute
3. The nation’s largest retailers are portray a extra constructive image, however file demand all through the summer season, fall and vacation shopping for season have inventories nonetheless in want of great replenishment. Todd Maiden with the main points: ‘Improved’ inventories still lagging sales growth; tailwind for trucking
4. Throughout a presentation this week, U.S. Xpress targeted a lot of the dialogue on its Variant initiative, which is constructing a very completely different trucking firm inside an current trucking provider. John Kingston with the report: U.S. Xpress makes its case on Variant in public forum
5. Fleets have ordered 259,000 Class 8 vehicles prior to now six months, higher than the mixed complete of the earlier 18 months. Provide chain constraints and an absence of drivers are conserving upward strain on freight charges as capability goes unfulfilled. Alan Adler has extra: February Class 8 orders extend surging demand for new trucks