Government, Business

Low-Cost Airlines Seeking Aid Get Break on Minimum-Flight Rule

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in 2017. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in 2017. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

The federal government ordered airlines accepting financial aid to maintain minimal service levels to cities they served before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the transportation system, but made adjustments for low-cost carriers and those that fly to some destinations only part of the year.

April 7, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Tesla’s Ventilator Production in New York Has Yet to Begin

Signage is displayed outside the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Signage is displayed outside the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Elon Musk promised nearly two weeks ago that the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., would reopen for ventilator production to help with the coronavirus pandemic. But it still hasn’t happened yet.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
April 7, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

World’s Biggest Lockdown Brings Trucks to a Standstill in India

A truck transports shipping containers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra, India, on March 30. A truck transports shipping containers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra, India, on March 30. (Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest lockdown has brought transportation of goods in India to a near halt, even though the federal government has exempted the sector from restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Saket Sundria | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2020
Business

Trucking Volume Linked to Future Spending Trends, Experts Say

Trucks in traffic Continued purchases of medical supplies, food and beverages will bolster the refrigerated market, according to ACT Research. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Where and how consumers and businesses are spending money now, and how those habits might shift in the near future, will shape how the economy — and the trucking industry — will manage through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Airbus Pauses Production in Alabama, Germany

An employee works on an Airbus SE A320 aircraft at an assembly line hangar in Hamburg, Germany, in 2019. An employee works on an Airbus SE A320 aircraft at an assembly line hangar in Hamburg, Germany, in 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Airbus SE is pausing production at two German sites and its factory in Alabama to adjust to a demand slowdown and supply issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Charlotte Ryan | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Government, Business

Ravn, Alaska’s Biggest Regional Airline, Files for Bankruptcy

An illustration of the DeHavilland DHC-8-100, one of the planes used in Ravn Air Group's fleet. (Ravn Air Group) An illustration of the DeHavilland DHC-8-100, one of the planes used in Ravn Air Group's fleet. (Ravn Air Group)

Ravn Air Group, whose airlines connect the far reaches of Alaska, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it ran out of cash to pay staff and keep its planes flying.

Jeremy Hill | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Amazon to Donate 8,200 Laptops to Seattle Students

Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. Amazon signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 31. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is donating 8,200 laptops to families of elementary school students in Seattle Public Schools who don’t have access to a device needed for remote learning while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company and school district announced April 6.

Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times
April 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Savannah Eliminates Saturday Truck Operations

Port of Savannah Jockey trucks and ship-to-shore cranes work a containership at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 20, 2019. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Savannah, the second busiest on the East Coast, is closing operations on Saturdays to truck drivers, effective immediately, as business slows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Insurers Return Money to Customers During Driving Slump

Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. Elevated train tracks sit above a near-empty street in Chicago on April 3. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Auto insurers Allstate Corp. and American Family Insurance are returning some money to customers as widespread shutdowns across the U.S. from the coronavirus cut down on driving.

Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Instructional Technologies Offers Free Course on COVID-19 Safety

COVID-19 COVID-19 by Getty Images

Instructional Technologies Inc., a provider of training solutions for the transportation industry, announced it is offering a free course for drivers on COVID-19 safety.

April 6, 2020

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