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FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the COVID-19 exception to hours of service regulations for certain pandemic-related loads to May 31.

February 16, 2021

Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave
How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

How COVID is Still Affecting the Supply Chain and Where We Go From Here

With a severe driver shortage and a supply chain still in chaos from pandemic-induced shifts in consumer behavior, one industry observer is warning of likely hoarding as we get into the holidays. Longer term, vaccine distribution is “THE driver” for broader economy recovery and the post-2021 outlook.

November 10, 2020

Technology Preparedness Key to Surviving Disruption: McLeod

Technology Preparedness Key to Surviving Disruption: McLeod

Trucking and transportation companies that were well-prepared to deal with disruption using technology and processes have typically done well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tom McLeod, founder and president of McLeod Software, kicking off his company’s 30th annual user conference Sept. 29.

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Disruption Continues to Affect Freight, Rates
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

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
FMCSA Turns to Remote Compliance Reviews During COVID-19
OOIDA Asks Congress to Help Small-Business Truckers

OOIDA Asks Congress to Help Small-Business Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is continuing its push the federal government to address the needs of truck drivers and small-business trucking companies as they struggle with the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 14, 2020

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration for Trucking