The Daily Dash: Freight volumes rising; and Florida man takes a wild semi ride

Freight volumes rise

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, freight volumes are on the rise, FreightWaves and EKA Solutions reach a collaboration deal and Florida man takes a wild ride on a semi.

Are freight volumes still rising?

Even as more states roll back their reopenings as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the country, there is some evidence that the strong freight volumes seen in July are here to stay for a while.

Zach Strickland explains: Freight volumes could go higher in August

FreightWaves, EKA Solutions strike deal

FreightWaves and EKA Solutions have announced a channel partner collaboration in which FreightWaves’ SONAR data tools will be available to brokers, carriers and shippers that use the EKA dFEMX and Omni-TMS platforms.

Scott Mall has more on the partnership: EKA and FreightWaves announce channel partner collaboration

A wild ride

A Florida man is under medical evaluation after he climbed onto the hood of an ABF Freight truck and hung on to it for several miles as the truck driver tried to wiggle the tractor to get the man off.

Noi Mahoney has the video and more details: Man clings to hood of speeding truck for wild ride 

Going public

Electric truck maker Lordstown Motors is following in the path of Nikola Corp. and going public in a reverse merger. The company is being taken public by DiamondPeak Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Alan Adler has more what a SPAC is and why Lordstown is taking this route: Electric pickup maker Lordstown Motors going public in reverse merger

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The Tomé Way

Did you miss this?

Hub Group said it saw continued business improvement throughout the quarter, including in its intermodal segment, and conditions should continue to improve this year.

Todd Maiden has more on the comments: Intermodal growth here to stay, says Hub Group

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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