The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the need for full disclosure on autonomous truck crashes, new entry-level driver training requirements and more.
The High Five
1. Federal regulators have ordered manufacturers and operators of trucks equipped with Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems or Levels 3-5 automated driving systems to report crashes. Daimler, Volvo and Navistar are among the companies served with the order. John Gallagher with more
2. Mack Trucks is putting its LR Electric refuse hauler to wider use in New York’s boroughs with an order of seven of the near-silent and emission-free trucks. The New York City Department of Sanitation order is the first Mack has publicly announced. Alan Adler with more
3. The trucking industry’s top safety regulator plans to step up its communications with state agencies and training schools before next year’s compliance date for new entry-level driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration “plans to provide further guidance as the compliance date approaches.” John Gallagher from Washington
4. Cloud-based platform ShipBob announced a $200 million Series E round Tuesday. The new funding, which brings total funding in the company to $330.5 million, doubles ShipBob’s valuation from its Series D funding round in September 2020 to more than $1 billion today. Brian Straight’s Modern Shipper story
5. The logistics industry has increasingly become focused on providing customers with shipment visibility. On Tuesday, Convoy, a digital freight network, and Flexport, a global logistics platform, showed their commitment to that by announcing a long-term partnership. Grace Sharkey’s story