COVID-19: Survival for people, business

July 15, 2020


Land Line Now, July 15, 2020.

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An owner-operator who survived COVID-19 is now fighting to fully recover; meanwhile, pandemic uncertainty may slow the recovery for freight and rates.

rates COVID-19

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Todd Spencer tells a federal advisory panel, remove the bad actors and stop making more regulations for safe drivers; states extend deadlines and waivers for licenses and registration; and stop me if you’ve heard the one about a cow who walks into a police station – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. COVID-19 survivor still recovering

An owner-operator who survived COVID-19 is now fighting to fully recover. We’ll offer an update today. Also, a company that’s played a big part in many truckers’ lives is looking back at its contributions to the tire industry on its 150th anniversary.

III. COVID-19 could throw a wrench into freight, rate recovery

Freight and rates are still slowly climbing, but growing uncertainty over COVID-19 could slow things down even more.

IV. Highway spending bill moves ahead

Members of the U.S. House took yet another step toward approving this year’s transportation funding. Also, a presidential candidate’s infrastructure plan.

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