Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business.
As of May 21, 2020:
How States Are Relaxing Truck Weight Rules During COVID-19
States across the country that have emergency declarations in response to COVID-19 are temporarily changing weight requirements for commercial motor vehicles. Carriers and drivers interested in providing services should understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, regulations, as well as understand the applicability of the emergency declarations. Read More
Government Groups Launch Truck Parking Survey for Northeast Region
Truck parking challenges in the Northeast amid the coronavirus pandemic — due in part to shipment type or route changes — are being surveyed by a group of 13 transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations. Read More
ACT Research: COVID-19 impact on global economies and CV demand predicted through 2021
According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, 2021 is being forecast as the transition year, as the global economies and North American commercial vehicle demand move from COVID-19’s negative impacts into a meaningfully better situation in 2022. Read More
Amid anemic freight market, some independents see glimmer of hope
While small fleets and leased operators report continuing severe freight and rate problems related to COVID-19 restrictions, an increasing share is optimistic that conditions will improve soon, based on a recent Overdrive survey. Read More
Senators release bill to offer $4,000 skills training credit to workers displaced by coronavirus
Four senators introduced a bill Wednesday to create a credit that workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic could apply to a range of skills training programs. Read More
Trucking, transportation industry dealt volatile hand during pandemic
The pandemic has been a tale of adapting for the trucking and transportation industry — defined by remarkably high demand and catastrophically low rates. Read More
Commentary: How are shipping and freight professionals adjusting to COVID-19?
Last month, Ocean Insights and Shipping and Freight Resource partnered to conduct a survey of more than 300 shipping and freight professionals around the world in order to get a sense of how COVID-19 is affecting perceptions and attitudes about the current and future tactical or strategic choices incumbents might make. Read More