COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 28

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

As of July 28, 2020:

Pandemic Forces Some Fleets to Furlough Drivers, but Others Have Been Quick to Hire Them

Transport Topics

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, it disrupted freight demand in many segments of the economy, forcing some carriers to furlough drivers while others were quick to hire those furloughed drivers as a way to swiftly onboard experienced commercial vehicle operators. Read More

After Reopening, Coronavirus-Hit States Chart Their Own Paths to Close Up Again

Wall Street Journal

States are relying on their own public-health indicators when deciding whether to reclose portions of their economies to try to stop rising coronavirus infections that many attribute to the reopening of shops, bars and restaurants. Read More

A third major truck stop chain to require masks at all locations

CDL Life

Another major truck stop chain has confirmed that they will soon require customers to wear face coverings at all locations. After truck stop chains Love’s Travel Stops and Pilot Flying J both announced last week that they would start requiring face masks or coverings to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, TravelCenters of America has also confirmed that they will implement a mask policy for customers at all locations. Read More

NATSO encourages travel plazas, truck stops to require masks and starting this week, several will

The Trucker

Last week NATSO, an organization representing the truck stops and travel plazas, encouraged truck stops and travel plazas nationwide to adopt a policy requiring customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and safety of employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Drivers say fleets stepped up during COVID-19


Truck drivers still gripe about long detention times, equipment and adapting to new technology. But they generally feel good about how their companies communicated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data analyzed by driver retention consultant WorkHound Inc. Read More

Trucking’s 2021 could be ‘great year’ if COVID-19 is controlled

Truckers News

TCA’s David Heller sounds off in recently-recorded “Now What?” podcast – In Search of Trucking’s New Normal. Listen as he takes a deep dive into how the industry has done thus far in response to COVID-19 and where it’s headed.  Read More

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