COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for March 24

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

As of March 24, 2020:

CVSA Offers Coronavirus Guidance to Roadside Inspectors

Transport Topics

From decontamination of their uniforms daily to keeping their distance from truck cabs and drivers, roadside inspectors face increasingly challenging conditions in keeping the nation’s highways safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Read More

Truckers Bolstered by Demand Surge, but Shakeout Looms

Transport Topics

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it may not last long. Read More

Snowstorms to hit capacity-strained western US freight markets


A cold-core weather system will bring periods of moderate to heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada in eastern California and the Cascades in northern California today through Wednesday morning. Read More

Traffic speeds up in major cities as more people stay home


With more than a dozen states now having issued stay-at-home orders, fewer people than ever are now traveling. Inrix, which tracks traffic around the globe, has done a deep dive into the impacts of the COVID-19 virus on commuting. Read More

Every coronavirus supply chain disruption is different


A food-processing company in Iowa that makes canned black and pinto beans grapples with an unprecedented surge in demand, forcing it to double production. But the facility still has the same number of dock doors it had before, demand for its products is normally very stable, and the dedicated carriers it uses to move its product don’t have extra capacity to spare. Compounding the problem, inventory is building up at production facilities without adequate storage, causing congestion and further inefficiencies. Read More

Digital Freight-Matching Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

Transport Topics

Digital freight-matching companies have had to contend with significant disruptions throughout the supply chain, including a surge of activity as consumers stockpile necessities. Read More

How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Transport Topics

As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation’s truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving to stores, hospitals and elsewhere. And their effort is being recognized. Here are some examples. Read More

Trucker nearly brought to tears by the gratitude of strangers

CDL Life

A trucker hauling supplies during the Coronavirus crisis said that he had “a lump in my throat” after a beautiful interaction with a grateful family. Read More

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