COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for March 27

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

As of March 27, 2020:

FMCSA clarifies, expands range of cargo included under HOS waiver


The FMCSA expanded its original order, issued on March 13 in response to supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus emergency, to include raw materials such as paper, plastic and fuel used to make essential items. Read More

CDC’s Advice for Truckers Delivering into New York City

HDT Truckinginfo

The CDC has issued guidelines for truck drivers delivering into New York City area, which is one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reported that as of midday March 26, There were over 74,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States, and about half of those were in New York – almost 10 times more than any other state. Read More

‘Haves and have-nots’: While many truckers rush to handle spot boom, coronavirus begins to freeze most freight sectors


Truckers working the spot market in the reefer segment are likely reaping big rewards right now, with load volumes — and per-mile rates — skyrocketing over the past two weeks. Likewise, van haulers are benefiting from retailer and grocer restocking after panic buying emptied shelves across the country. An uptick in loads of medical supplies and hygienic products is keeping certain haulers busy. Read More

Poll: What have COVID-19-related lockdowns nationwide done to your business?


Overdrive COVID-19 and Trucking Poll 3-27-2020

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Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers

Transport Topics

As truck drivers crisscross the country hauling goods vital to the fight against the coronavirus, they find themselves at the center of another fast-spreading outbreak: nationwide gratitude. It’s showing up along the roads, on TV, in emails and social media, and even at the White House. Read More

Trucking Adapts to Spike in Consumer Demand

Transport Topics

Trucking is handling increased demand and awaits a potential surge of pent-up activity because of the coronavirus, but what that means for the industry long term remains an open question. Read More

Ocean container volumes are about to fall off a cliff

American Shipper

The near-term outlook for the container-ship industry has deteriorated rapidly following the spread of COVID-19 cases worldwide and subsequent efforts to limit the number of deaths and cases,” warned U.K.-based consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) in its monthly outlook released Thursday. Read More

Passenger airlines morph into cargo carriers

American Shipper

More passenger airlines are helping fill the severe shortage in freight capacity by turning their aircraft into cargo-only airplanes to haul critical medical supplies, foodstuffs and other economically essential goods. Read More

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