COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: News from the Industry

Selected news items on COVID-19 and trucking that may impact your business.

As of March 17, 2020:

Pennsylvania shuts its rest stops to all activity, including parking


Pennsylvania has closed all 35 of its highway rest stops to all activity following the declaration of a state of emergency. Read More

Van rates rise as consumers stock up to fight COVID-19


Van rates rose nationwide, as retailers scrambled to re-stock depleted inventories. The increases were sharpest on short-haul lanes that connect regional distribution centers with consumers in large metro areas. Read More

Trucking Not Hindered by New Covid-19 Border Restrictions

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The Canada-U.S. border has been tightened in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, but remains open for the business of trucking between the two countries. Read More

Panic buying and restocking creates major pricing power swing to carriers


American consumers have begun panic buying and stocking up on goods. This is causing a ripple up the supply chain, and carriers are now in a much better position of power than much of the last year. Read More

Amazon to Hire 100,000 to Help Meet Coronavirus-Related Order Spike

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Amazon will hire 100,000 additional warehouse employees across the country and raise the pay of current hourly workers by $2 per hour through April, the online retail giant announced March 16. Read More

New York Officials, Trucking Association Take Caution Amid COVID-19

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Trucking Association of New York President Kendra Hems said it still is too early to tell what the restrictions’ impacts on the industry will be. Due to public health concerns, the association canceled its upcoming Truck Safety and Education Symposium, which was scheduled for April 7-8. Read More

2020 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

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Some states are being forced to reschedule their 2020 state truck driving championships due to the coronavirus spread. Here’s the schedule as we know it. Read More

FMCSA Postpones Truck Safety Summit

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is postponing its Truck Safety Summit public meeting originally scheduled for March 19 in Washington, D.C. Read More

HDTX Among Events Postponed Due to COVID-19

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Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange has been postponed from its original May 2020 dates to Nov. 16-18, 2020, due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read More

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