Tagged: Coronavirus

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New Truck Drivers Likely to Drop

In April, 27 State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) were closed, along with most government offices, due to COVID-19 concerns. If someone wanted to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and join the trucking industry, or…

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Regional Carrier Refuses To Buckle

For Jon England, president and chief executive of Transport Services of Sullivan, located about halfway between Indianapolis, Ind., and St. Louis, Mo., the coronavirus pandemic is not the first time he has been tested. In…

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Freight Brokers Drawing Scrutiny

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wrote to Congress in May asking for intervention to make sure that freight brokers are paying truck drivers fairly. For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating

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White House Honors Truck Drivers

Last month the White House honored truck drivers who continue to serve during the pandemic, calling them the “lifeblood of our economy.’’ “In the war against the virus, American truckers are the foot soldiers who…

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Cummins, DuPont Making Face Masks

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, Cummins Inc. and DuPont are helping address the nation’s shortage of N95 respirator masks. Cummins’ NanoNet and NanoForce Media technology, which uses DuPont’s Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT)…

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Drivers Need To Sanitize Their Cabs

According to officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just about every surface inside a truck’s cab, even the door handles and glad-hands, can transmit the COVID-19 virus. Even though CDC stresses that physical…

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Recessions Often Draw Workers To Trucking

During previous recessions and regional downturns, trucking recruited workers laid off from other industries. That built freight supply just at the moment when aggregate demand was typically soft.
Consider what happened during two recent downturns…

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Pesticide May Disinfect Truck Cabs

A anti-microbial pesticide under consideration as a treatment for bed bugs is now considered an effective disinfectant treatment for trucks whose drivers have been confirmed as COVID-19 carriers, according to the American Trucking Associations…

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