Government, Business, Safety, TCA

About 2,000 USPS Workers Are Quarantined Over Coronavirus Concerns

A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield process and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield process and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Around 2,000 U.S. Postal Service employees nationwide are in quarantine over concerns that they may have been exposed to coronavirus, and more than 60 have tested positive for the virus, according to the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Postal Service.

Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media Group
March 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018. An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018. (Marc McAndrews/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Elon Musk Will Reopen Tesla’s Buffalo Factory for Ventilators

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

Elon Musk says the Tesla factory in Buffalo, N.Y., will reopen for ventilator production to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

Geoff Herbert | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, TCA

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
Business, Logistics, TCA

With Rush Hour Traffic Gone, Truck Drivers Speed Deliveries

(5m3photos/Getty Images) (5m3photos/Getty Images)

Truck drivers have faced a number of hurdles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But lately, traffic hasn’t been one of them.

Eric Anderson | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
March 25, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

As Great Lakes Shipping Starts, Extra Precautions for COVID-19 Are Taken

A freighter ship arrives at one of the docks at the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2012. A freighter ship arrives at one of the docks at the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2012. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg News)

The season’s first load of iron ore left the Duluth harbor before dawn March 22, carrying with it some extra cargo — caution over the spread of coronavirus.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

FAA Eyes Places to Park Planes

A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to know how much room the St. Louis Regional Airport has to park planes.

Jill Moon | The Telegraph
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Singapore Shipping Liner Fined for Dumping Oil in Pacific

An aerial view of an oil tanker. An aerial view of an oil tanker. (Suriyapong Thongsawang/Getty Images)

A shipping company was ordered to pay a $1.65 million fine and given four years’ probation after one of its vessels was caught dumping oil bilge water into the Pacific Ocean, a short distance from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Nate Gartrell | Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon Look to Protect Customers, Employees

A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S., more people are relying on the mail and delivery services to provide them food, medicine and household items.

Evan MacDonald | The Plain Dealer
March 23, 2020
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

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