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How Trucking Fleets are Running Lean to Survive COVID
COVID-19 Disruption Continues to Affect Freight, Rates
Wrapping a Trailer for COVID’s Everyday Heroes

Wrapping a Trailer for COVID’s Everyday Heroes

“We don’t only deliver freight. We deliver awareness.” That’s what Jim Barrett, president and CEO of Road Scholar Transport, likes to say about the Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based carrier’s “awareness fleet.” Its latest trailer wrap honors the everyday heroes of the pandemic.

August 3, 2020

Trucking Can Set Example in Pandemic Protection

Trucking Can Set Example in Pandemic Protection

As COVID-19 cases, positive test percentages, and hospitalizations and deaths rise, there's increasing momentum for widespread use of face coverings to slow the spread of the pandemic. Trucking has been ahead of the curve and should continue to lead the way, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her blog.

July 22, 2020

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models.

July 16, 2020

Truck Freight Outlook Murky: FTR

Truck Freight Outlook Murky: FTR

Improvements in industrial production and housing may help drive a truck freight recovery, but spikes in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country and questions about what Congress may or may not do leave a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, according to analysts at FTR.

July 9, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 Cut Business for 70% of Fleets in May

Survey: COVID-19 Cut Business for 70% of Fleets in May

Truck fleets seem cautiously optimistic about freight and business levels in the coming months as the economy continues to work to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, according to an HDT survey – and they see some positive long-term takeaways from the pandemic.

July 6, 2020

COVID-Scrambled Supply Chains Require More Flexibility Than Ever

COVID-Scrambled Supply Chains Require More Flexibility Than Ever

After a record-setting year in 2018, where tight capacity led to rate increases for carriers, 2019 was back to a more normal year in freight and logistics, and the industry was poised for a solid 2020—and then the pandemic hit. What this means for logistics and transportation professionals is highlighted in the 31st annual State of Logistics Report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

June 24, 2020

3 Ways COVID-19 May Change the Trucking Industry in the Long Haul

3 Ways COVID-19 May Change the Trucking Industry in the Long Haul

The past few months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic mean some changes – possibly for the better – will remain in trucking long after the virus is no longer viewed as a threat. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shares takeaways from a recent webinar.

June 12, 2020

FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

FMCSA Narrows Definition of COVID-19 Relief Loads

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-19 emergency declaration allowing for the exemption from hours-of-service rules if delivering relief loads – but it has narrowed the definition of relief loads.

June 9, 2020

Survey Offers Snapshot of Fleet Effects of COVID-19

Survey Offers Snapshot of Fleet Effects of COVID-19

Fewer fleets reported an increase in business for April than they did a month earlier for March, according to HDT’s May COVID-19 fleet survey, which also revealed month-over-month changes in the main ways fleets were protecting the health and safety of their employees.

June 4, 2020

Re-Opening Measures Positively Affect Truck Freight, Rates
Trucking Through the Pandemic

Trucking Through the Pandemic

How trucking fleets are responding to the onslaught of the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the trucking industry.

May 27, 2020

FMCSA Turns to Remote Compliance Reviews During COVID-19
6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans to telecommuting to helping drivers with coronavirus symptoms.

May 15, 2020