COVID-19 is crushing freight rates

April 8, 2020


Land Line Now, April 8, 2020.

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused freight rates to rise recently – but it’s also why the good times are over for now. Also, infrastructure in the next stimulus.

COVID-19 is crushing freight rates

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Three are dead and a suspect is shot in a stabbing at a Pilot Flying J; states open more parking options for truckers; and can anyone sew a mask for a bunny? – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Female Driver of the Year has a passion for her job

When Women in Trucking decided to honor a trucker as their first Female Driver of the Year, they had plenty of candidates to choose from. And decades later, the winner is putting her passion for trucking to good use by inspiring a whole new generation of female truck drivers.

III. COVID-19 and rates: The party’s over

The COVID-19 pandemic caused freight rates to rise in recent weeks – but for the same reason, that’s over for now.

IV. Infrastructure unlikely in next COVID-19 stimulus bill

Earlier, we reported that infrastructure spending was a likely part of the next stimulus legislation to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. However, that may not be what happens. We’ll explain.

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