COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 22

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

As of April 22, 2020:

Trucking to Play Critical Role in Restarting Economy, ATA’s Chris Spear Says

Transport Topics

The trucking industry will play a critical role in the development and implementation of plans to restart the country’s struggling economy, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said. Read More

Pandemic Cutting into Fleet Business: Survey

Work Truck

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More than half of the fleets surveyed by HDT reported their level of business had been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and 3% reported employees had tested positive for COVID-19. Read More

Best practices to keep COVID-19 at bay in maintenance shops


Questions surrounding how to keep a safe and functioning shop were addressed by a panel of maintenance experts and executives during a recent TCA webinar, “Maintenance Procedures in Uncertain Times.” Read More

FTR: February likely last positive month this year for Trucking Conditions Index

Fleet Equipment

Sharp declines in freight volumes, utilization and rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to the worst overall trucking conditions on record during the second quarter of this year, according to FTR’s projections for the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). Read More

‘Not enough freight to go around’: Carriers report dirt cheap rates as freight fallout worsens


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More than one-third of fleets based in the Eastern U.S., responding to a weekly CCJ survey that measures the coronavirus’ impact on motor carriers, ranked last week’s business conditions as their worst week ever. New England carriers were hit particularly hard by an ill-timed holiday weekend, with 40% of fleets representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont scoring last week as their worst. Read More

How covid-19 is disrupting shipping around the US


Logistics professionals are invisible heroes, striving to maintain business as usual in the light of the outbreak. Even though it seems that the world has stopped, it hasn’t. Supply chains have slowed down, indeed. While some are being disconnected, new ones are being assembled. COVID-19 is disrupting shipping around the U.S. and globally but is also forcing the logistics industry to adapt and change. This is the time when most businesses in the world and the U.S. are re-evaluating their strategies. For most of them, business-as-usual may prove critical. The ability to adjust to the disruption coronavirus pandemic is causing, is a test some may unfortunately fail. Read More

How Trucking Is Doing More During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fleet Equipment

Today demands adaptability and flexibility. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it market uncertainty that will likely have a long-term effect. But one thing remains certain: Trucking is essential. As the fleet managers responsible for running the trucks and managing the drivers that are delivering essential goods, strong fundamentals will enable creative uses of your resources. Read More

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