COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 8

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

As of April 8, 2020:

CARES Act: How the stimulus package could help your fleet stay afloat


The $2 trillion economic recovery package includes $350 billion in SBA loans for companies with fewer than 500 employees. It includes potential forgivable loans to help fleets retain workers, maintain payroll and make mortgage, rent and utility payments. Read More

Konexial, TruckPark offer telemedicine options for fleets and drivers


Konexial on Monday announced the availability of a new telemedicine service, GoMedRx, available to truckers via the company’s My20 suite of apps. Konexial partnered with Everywhere.Care to develop the service. Read More

5 more rest areas reopen with facilities in Pennsylvania

Truckers News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has reopened indoor facilities at five additional rest areas that had been previously closed because of the COVIC-19 coronavirus. Read More

Minnesota Department of Transportation works to keep truck rest stops open


The Minnesota Department of Transportation is pledging to keep truck rest stops open amid COVID-19, giving drivers a much-needed place to get food and sleep. Read More

Virginia to allow trucks to park at 11 weigh station locations

CDL Life

On Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that they would offer 24/7 truck parking at 11 weigh station locations. Read More

POLL: What’s changed at open shippers/receivers as the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread?

Trucking Through Coronavirus

What’s changed fundamentally at shippers/receivers you service in your trucking operation these past few weeks? Reports have been mixed, with access to restrooms and greater distancing between facility staff and drivers common, but what’s been most noticeable for you? Weigh in here.

Franchises, trucking groups team up to ensure drivers keeping food on store shelves have places to eat

Denver Post

The country’s commercial truck drivers are keeping shipments rolling to grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure people have food. With restaurants cutting back service, who’s making sure truck drivers have places to eat out on the road? Read More

Sen. Schumer wants $25,000 ‘heroes pay’ for truckers

Trucking Through Coronavirus

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants truck drivers and other frontline workers to receive $25,000 in what he is calling “heroes pay” for their roles in the COVID-10 coronavirus outbreak. His request comes as Congress tackles a second COVID-19 economic rescue package. Read More

The two trillion dollar stimulus package effect on transportation


Congress just passed a $2 trillion stimulus package. This figure equates to 9% of 2019 U.S. GDP of $21.5 trillion. As COVID-19 rapidly spreads and has become a pandemic, vast swaths of the global economy are shut down, which should lead to mounting unemployment and a deep recession. Read More

Roadmaster Group gives drivers COVID-19 ‘appreciation pay’

Truckers News

One member of the U.S. trucking industry is stepping up to pay truckers extra as they keep driving through the deepending COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Read More

COVID-19 Economic Conditions Catch up to Spot Market

HDT Truckinginfo

The pressure to restock grocery stores and distribution centers stripped by COVID-19 buying has quickly given way to a slump for truck freight. As March segued into April, the spot market took a tumble, according to figures from DAT Solutions and Read More

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