COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 23

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

As of June 23, 2020:

May saw ‘significant’ improvement in U.S. trailer orders but number still 71% lower than 2019

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May net U.S. trailer orders of 3,107 units were a significant improvement from April, but net orders remain below May 2019’s level, down 71%. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 7.4k units for May were up 29% compared to April, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. Read More

FMCSA extends waiver allowing CLP holders to drive without direct supervision


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending a waiver from the requirement that commercial learner’s permit holders be accompanied by a CDL holder in the front seat of the truck. The waiver is now in effect until Sept. 30. It was first set to expire on June 30. Read More

New U.S. COVID-19 cases surge 25% last week; Arizona, Florida and Texas set records


The United States saw a 25% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the week ended June 21 compared to the previous seven days, with Arizona, Florida and Texas experiencing record surges in new infections, a Reuters analysis found. Read More

[Infographic] COVID-19: Truckers are at high risk


FW Infographic COVID-19 and Trucking cases

With new coronavirus infections still in the tens of thousands per day in the U. S. , truck drivers are reminded their demographic averages put them at high risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19. Read More

Trucking Markets: capacity tightness spreads


The question on every trucking carrier and freight broker’s mind: “is this surge just normal seasonality, or something more?” Answering that question is difficult because of the number of unknown variables in the marketplace and how they interact. It’s impossible to get a precise measure of absolute capacity: the existing data speaks indirectly to overall trends rather than actual truck counts. And the short-term outlook for the U.S. economy is highly uncertain as well. Read More

ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 1% in May

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AJOTAmerican Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 1% in May after falling 10.3% in April. In May, the index equaled 106.1 (2015=100) compared with 107.2 in April. Read More

Covid-19’s impact on warehousing might last longer than the pandemic


The Covid-19 impact on warehousing and distribution could well outlast the pandemic itself, as new sourcing options, altered supply chains and a new wave of warehouses and distribution centers closer to consumers emerge. Read More

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