COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News

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

As of March 20, 2020:

COVID-19 response pushing toll authorities away from cash; Pa. makes rest stops truck parking only

Overdrive Online

In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Mackinac Bridge Authority will not accept cash transactions starting March 21. Read More

PA Turnpike to reopen all 17 closed service plazas to support truckers amid COVID-19 crisis

CDL Life

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has agreed to reopen all of service plazas that they shuttered earlier this week for Coronavirus. All 17 closed service plazas are set to reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 20, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Read More

Colorado shuts down two rest areas indefinitely for health concerns

CDL Life

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says that they have closed two rest area locations until further notice. On March 18, CDOT announced the closure of both I-25 Pinon Rest Areas located north of Pueblo, Colorado, due to “health and safety concerns.” Read More

ATA COVID-19 Update Hub

This page will be updated regularly with information and guidance provided by government officials and other stakeholders involved in response efforts. We reiterate the situation remains highly fluid and subject to shifting developments. Accordingly, we will strive to date-stamp new information as it comes online. Read More

Trucking demand increased 18% last week due to coronavirus demand


CNBC’s Frank Holland reports on the increased demand of the trucking industry due to the coronavirus response. Watch Video

Trucking spot markets are pricing in coronavirus infection rates


Truckload carriers are charging more to drive into regions of the United States with high coronavirus infection rates. Read More

Truck Stops, Travel Centers Open During Coronavirus Crisis

Transport Topics

Most travel centers and truck stops nationwide are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic but operate with restrictions ranging from disallowing sit-down food service to practicing social-distancing precautions. Read More

It’s hard for truckers to get a meal right now. These people are helping.

CDL Life

Coronavirus has shut down dine-in restaurants across the country, but the unexpected bright side is that so many people outside of the trucking industry are coming forward to help make sure that truckers get fed. Read More

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