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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 21

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 Law360 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 …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 20

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 20, 2020: FMCSA Issues COVID-19 Related Notice on Off-site Compliance Reviews & Safety Ratings Scopelitis Transportation Consulting On May 19, 2020, FMCSA issued a notice to the public explaining that, during the COVID-19 emergency, it will issue safety ratings to motor …

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FMCSA HOS Rule Changes

FMCSA’s Hours of Service Changes: How Will They Affect You?

On May 14, 2020, FMCSA released a “final rule” making four significant changes to its Hours of Service (HOS) rules in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The coming reforms expand split-sleeper berth options given drivers to allow them to split their 10-hour off-duty period into windows of seven hours and three …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 19

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 19, 2020: CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to proceed as scheduled July 12-18 The Trucker The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18, according to a May 12 statement. During the weeklong traffic-enforcement …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 18

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 18, 2020: Container import roller coaster: down, up, down … up? American Shipper U.S. container imports are certainly on a wild ride. The numbers plunged after the initial coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. They briefly bounced back when delayed bookings were loaded after China came …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 15

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 15, 2020: How Fleets Can Mitigate Impact of Coronavirus Transport Topics FTR does not expect the economy to recover to pre-crisis freight volumes until the middle of next year. “While we would be the first to concede that we cannot be …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 14

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 14, 2020: FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration Through June 14, 2020. Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, Overdrive On May 13, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted an extension to the existing Expanded Emergency Declaration citing the continued Presidentially declared COVID-19 national emergency …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 13

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 13, 2020: Backlog of CDL testing could create a chokepoint for driver hiring later this year CCJ Employment in the for-hire trucking industry fell in April by 88,000 jobs due to economic slowdown from coronavirus. While the driver shortage is temporarily erased, a chokepoint in licensing and …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 12

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 12, 2020: Trucking markets: things are looking up FreightWaves Broad-based volume growth in the majority of freight markets led to slight capacity tightening and hikes in spot rates on some of the most challenged lanes (into the Pacific Northwest, for instance). …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 11

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 11, 2020: CDC provides COVID-19 guidelines specifically designed for long haul truckers CDL Life The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently shared an article outlining best practices for over the road truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More Reefer capacity …

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