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Risk Remains Low for Coronavirus Transmission on Packages

A worker seals a mail sack at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. A worker seals a mail sack at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The CDC has stated on its website that at the moment, “there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods, and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods,” so the concern for anything shipped from overseas is low thus far.

Sean Adams | The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao, Jim Mullen Honor Truckers, Update Industry Stakeholders

Chao Chao speaks at a past White House event. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

Federal transportation leaders thanked members of the trucking industry and updated them on recent regulatory actions during a conference call March 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Logistics

Trucking Adapts to Spike in Consumer Demand

Trucks on highway Right now, trucking is dealing with higher freight volumes for essential items people and businesses need during the coronavirus pandemic. But what's on the horizon for trucking is anyone's guess. (Getty Images)

Trucking is handling increased demand and awaits a potential surge of pent-up activity because of the coronavirus, but what that means for the industry long term remains an open question.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Italy Shuts Most Factories to Halt Virus

Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. Smoke billows from a factory chimney in Ospiate, Italy, in December 2018. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press)

Italy has become the first western developed nation to idle most of its industry to halt the spread of the coronavirus, in a potential cautionary tale for other governments that are resisting such drastic measures.

Colleen Barry | Associated Press
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

World Trade Sees Worst Downturn in Generation

Container ships anchor at the Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, U.K. on March 25. Container ships anchor at the Port of Felixstowe, in Felixstowe, U.K. on March 25. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The global economy’s most abrupt and consequential shock in at least a generation is unfolding at ports and other hubs of international commerce as the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Senate OKs Historic $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package

Senate approves coronavirus rescue package by 96-0 vote By a 96-0 vote, the Senate approved the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package. (c-span.org)

WASHINGTON — The Senate late March 25 passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 1,000 Americans. Following the unanimous vote, the bill now moves to the House.

March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Market Fears US Running Out of Storage Space

A gas flare burns from a pipe aboard an offshore oil platform in the Permian Gulf's Salman Oil Field in January 2017. A gas flare burns from a pipe aboard an offshore oil platform in the Permian Gulf's Salman Oil Field in January 2017. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. oil market is displaying worries that stockpiles are going to run out of storage space, with futures being whipsawed as a growing glut counters economic stimulus measures.

March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis

RoadCheck inspection James Dasch (left), a driver for Lucky Dog Industries, speaks with an inspector at the 2019 Roadcheck event. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

This year’s International Roadcheck, originally set for May 5-7, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2020
Government, Business

Chinese Plants Ramp Up Again as Rest of World Reels

Employees work on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda plant in Wuhan, China,  on March 23. Employees work on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda plant in Wuhan, China, on March 23. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

While much of the world’s output is grinding to a halt because of the coronavirus, China is slowly emerging from its shutdowns by restarting production at factories and resuming some flights.

March 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Canada Issues HOS Exemption for Coronavirus Relief

Truck on Canadian highway A truck hauling cargo down a highway in Canmore, Alberta. (Getty Images)

Canadian government officials approved an exemption to allow hours-of-service relief to truck drivers who are engaged in coronavirus-related relief assistance efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2020

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