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The Daily Dash: Changing peak season; XPO looks to downsize – FreightWaves

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Amazon is altering the industry’s perspective of peak freight season. Plus, Women in Trucking named the top employers for women and XPO could be looking to downsize.

Peak season is earlier than ever

How long is peak shipping season? According to one analyst, the way peak is defined is changing, and it’s all thanks to Amazon.

Mark Solomon explains how Prime Day is playing a role: Amazon ‘creating the 75-day peak season,’ analyst says

Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation named

The Women in Trucking Association has announced its 2020 list of the top companies for female transportation employees. The latest iteration of the annual list includes several holdovers, and a few newcomers.

Kim Link-Wills has more on who made the list: Best transportation companies for female employees named

Expansion continues

TFI International (NYSE: TFII) continues its expansion with another acquisition. The Canadian transportation and logistics company has acquired Grammer Logistics’ dry bulk business.

Todd Maiden has more on the deal: TFI expands portfolio in Grammer Dry Bulk deal

Is XPO entering sell mode?

XPO Logistics has reportedly reached out to potential buyers for its European supply chain business. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based transportation giant could fetch as much as $4.5 billion for the business, according to the report.

Mark Solomon has more: XPO courting offers for European supply chain business: report

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Did you miss this?

The saga of Nikola Corp. has played out in public for several weeks now after its public stock debut, but another industry upstart went public last week with a little less hype, but plenty of promise.

Alan Adler has the story of why Hyliion is different from Nikola: Hyliion CEO draws distinctions with besieged Nikola

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

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