Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business.
As of June 25, 2020:
Three states issue new travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise
Government officials in three northeastern states have issued new travel restrictions in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. On June 24, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a tri-state travel restriction set to go into effect at midnight tonight. Read More
COVID-19 Intensifies Infrastructure Funding Problem, ASCE Says
The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the problem of infrastructure underinvestment, and the main solution is to increase federal spending in that area, a new American Society of Civil Engineers report says. Read More
U.S. core capital goods orders rebound in May
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rebounded more than expected in May, but recouped only a portion of the prior two months’ declines, suggesting business investment could lag the broader economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Spot truckload posts and rates are gaining traction, reports DAT
Truckload spot market rates saw gains for the week of June 22, according to data recently issued by DAT Freight & Analytics, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies and operator of an online marketplace for spot market truckload freight, in its DAT Spot Truckload Trendlines. Read More
Could Some COVID-19 Waivers Become Permanent?
Federal regulators have introduced a series of waivers in response to COVID-19, to ensure that freight continues to move south of the border. Now they’re looking at whether selected waivers could become a permanent fixture. Read More
OSHA Issues FAQs and Answers on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks, and Respirators at Work
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace. Read More
Positive spot market signals, even with cloud of COVID case spikes in ag areas
Spot van and reefer rates gained a little steam last week as jurisdictions ease shopping restrictions and retailers look to move goods ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Read More