COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for April 23

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

As of April 23, 2020:

Spireon Driving Data Demonstrates Strong Relationship Between Increases in Mobility and Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

Spireon today revealed an analysis of proprietary consumer driving data that signals a distinct relationship between increased driving that has occurred following stay-at-home orders and increase in COVID-19 cases both at the state and national level. Specifically, Spireon data show that 10-14 days after recent spikes in driving activity, there have been corresponding upticks in the number of reported cases of COVID-19. This timeframe mirrors the incubation period of the virus, with the data serving as another indication that surges in public mobility can lead to an escalation of viral infections. Read More

ATRI data shows decline in April trucking operations due to stay-at-home orders

The Trucker

The American Transportation Research Institute is releasing new data that quantifies the continued impacts of COVID-19 business disruptions on the trucking industry. ATRI’s latest analysis looked at truck activity across six states from February 9 through the most recent week ending April 18, by converting its real-time truck GPS dataset into a truck activity index. Read More

Tight capacity will drive year-end snapback in trucking markets: TIA economist


The “snapback” in freight markets is going to be hard and fast, driven by tighter capacity as drivers leave the current falling market, according to the chief economist of the leading third-party logistics providers’ (3PLs) trade association. Read More

Getting Truckers Access to Food Trucks No Easy Task

Transport Topics

It isn’t always easy for truckers to get a solid meal on the road these days. The “invisible enemy,” as the coronavirus pandemic has been dubbed by President Donald Trump, has disrupted so many routine practices, including shuttering some truck stop eateries. Read More

$350,000 on Hand Sanitizer: How Werner is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

HDT Truckinginfo

Derek Leathers’ first indication of the potential disruption of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic came on a personal level. His daughter was studying abroad in Spain, which saw its first resident test positive for the virus on Feb. 26. Read More

Mack, Volvo parts availability remain strong during COVID-19


Both parts stores are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, securing parts for customers without the need to visit a dealership for pick up. Read More

As Residents Stay Home, State DOT Work Presses On

Transport Topics

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many state transportation construction programs are progressing on schedule and, in some cases, have exceeded timeline expectations. Read More

Truckers take refuge in insurance payment relief, flexible load types amid pandemic


March was anything but routine for truckers as the COVID-19 pandemic placed roadblocks in the paths of many trucking companies and freight brokerages. Like most sectors of the U.S. economy, the trucking industry continues to cautiously navigate a fragile economic landscape. Read More

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Trucking

HDT Truckinginfo

Useful resources for trucking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Heroes: Truckers Park on Airport Runway to Load 600,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies

CDL Life

A group of truck drivers working for an Illinois-based carrier recently went above and beyond to coordinate the delivery of desperately needed medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

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