Government, Business, Logistics

ATA’s Spear Urges White House Action on Coronavirus to Keep Trucks Moving

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

American Trucking Associations is asking the Trump administration to take specific steps that will help the trucking industry in its efforts to keep stores and medical facilities stocked with supplies as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings; Leadership Cites Impact of Coronavirus

FedEx truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx announced March 17 that year-over-year quarterly net income for its fiscal third quarter fell 57% to $315 million, compared with $739 million in the same period a year ago. But Q3 revenue rose 3% to $17.5 billion from $17 billion a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2020
Business, Safety

UPS, FedEx Ease Signature Rules to Protect Against Virus

(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are dropping the normal signature rules for package deliveries to protect customers and workers as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trump: ‘I Hope Very Soon’ Country Returns to Normalcy

Donald Trump President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing March 17 with Seema Verma (from left), administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Vice President Mike Pence. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Days after not ruling out a nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump did not specify when the country would return to a sense of normalcy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Trucking Companies Increase Hiring to Bolster Supply Chain

Hiring truck drivers sign Getty Images

Despite the pressure the coronavirus is putting on the economy, some transportation-related companies are hiring.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2020
Business, Autonomous

Waymo Pauses Most Operations in Response to COVID-19

A Waymo vehicle in Mountain View, Calif., in May 2019. A Waymo vehicle in Mountain View, Calif., in May 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Waymo is pausing most operations in Arizona and California in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced March 17.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Musk Keeps Tesla Open in Shutdown Zone, Downplays Virus Risk

The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. The Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s factory and other California operations will remain open in spite of a San Francisco Bay Area lockdown, with Elon Musk telling employees he will keep going in to work despite the spread of the coronavirus.

March 17, 2020
Government, Business

Boeing Seeks US Aid Plus Help for Suppliers, Airlines

Boeing signage.. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. has asked White House and congressional officials for short-term aid for itself, suppliers and airlines as the outlook for the travel industry worsens by the day because of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the matter said.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Business, Safety

VW Shutters Europe Plants as Pandemic Slams Auto Industry

Travelers pass a VW advertisement on a railway station subway wall near company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 12. Travelers pass a VW advertisement on a railway station subway wall near company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 12. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG will halt production at its plants in Europe, deepening the economic pain the rapidly spreading coronavirus is inflicting on the struggling car industry.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Pushes $1.2 Trillion Stimulus, $1,000 Checks in Two Weeks

President Trump listens during a meeting with tourism industry executives at the White House on March 17. President Trump listens during a meeting with tourism industry executives at the White House on March 17. (Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is discussing a plan that could amount to as much as $1.2 trillion in spending — including direct payments of $1,000 or more to Americans within two weeks — to blunt some of the economic impact of the widening coronavirus outbreak.

March 17, 2020

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