Business, Logistics, TCA

With Drop in Passengers, American Airlines Starts Cargo-Only Flights

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300 sits parked at Hong Kong International Airport in June 2014. An American Airlines Boeing 777-300 sits parked at Hong Kong International Airport in June 2014. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News)

To “help keep business moving” during an unprecedented drop in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline is sending cargo-only loads to Europe with mail, medical supplies, electronics and e-commerce packages.

Kyle Arnold | The Dallas Morning News
March 20, 2020
Business, TCA

Truckers Haul Supplies While Coronavirus Keeps Many at Home

Truck moving down a highway. (Getty Images)

The truckers who haul toilet paper, hand sanitizer and ground beef to retail shelves across the country have their work cut out for them as stores try to rebound from the panic buying that has characterized the coronavirus crisis.

Mary Fortune | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
March 20, 2020
Government, Business

Automakers Seek Assistance After Trump Says He’ll Help Industry

President Trump speaks during a teleconference with governors at FEMA headquarters in Washington on March 19. President Trump speaks during a teleconference with governors at FEMA headquarters in Washington on March 19. (Evan Vucci/Bloomberg News)

Automakers and parts suppliers both asked lawmakers for stimulus measures to help the U.S. car industry cope with the coronavirus, with President Donald Trump signaling he’s willing to assist the sector.

Ryan Beene and Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News

US-Mexico Border to Close; Trade Will Keep Moving

Mexico border The San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

Following similar action along the Canadian border, the White House has closed the United States’ border with Mexico to nonessential traffic, but is exempting trade and commerce from the ban.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla Suspends More Production; Elon Musk Says He’s Working on Ventilators

Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. Signage displayed outside Tesla's solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. announced March 19 that it would suspend most production and close its factories in Buffalo, N.Y., and California due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
March 20, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Makers Take Unprecedented Temporary Shutdown Action

Bridgestone booth John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Leading tire makers serving the North American commercial vehicle market reported, separately, they have paused production, while warehouse and distribution operations continue. All manufacturers cited the COVID-19 crisis and a steep decline in demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Business, Logistics

A COVID-19 Supply Chain Shock Born in China Is Going Global

Recently assembled vehicles are stored in the distribution yard at the closed Vauxhall car factory in England on March 17. Recently assembled vehicles are stored in the distribution yard at the closed Vauxhall car factory in England on March 17. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The world’s supply chains are facing a root-to-branch shutdown unlike any seen in modern peacetime as efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak hit everything from copper mines in Peru to ball bearing makers in Germany’s industrial heartland.

March 20, 2020
Business, Fuel

Oil Has Best Day Ever After Trump Hints at Role in Price War

An oil worker on an offshore platform. An oil worker on an offshore platform in early 2017. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News)

Oil surged the most ever in New York as the U.S. president said he could get involved in the standoff between Saudi Arabia and Russia that has rocked crude markets.

March 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Economists Warn of Coronavirus Impact on Business

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Economists are warning that the sudden halt of business activity in the United States caused by the COVID-19 virus will take a serious toll on the economy in the months ahead, and may send the country into a recession.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 19, 2020
Government, Safety

US Warns Americans Against All Overseas Travel

People visit an international terminal at JFK airport in New York on March 13. People visit an international terminal at JFK airport in New York on March 13. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.

Matthew Lee | Associated Press
March 19, 2020

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