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WSJ: Coronavirus Upends Trucking Networks, With Heavy One-Way Flows

The coronavirus pandemic is whipsawing the trucking industry, as retailers clamor for delivery of food and household staples while lockdowns aimed at curbing contagion shut other businesses, leaving rigs empty on the return trip.

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Food Logistics: TruckLogics Integrates Industry-Leading Loadboard from DAT

TruckLogics announced that its trucking management software (TMS) is now integrated with the DAT Load Board.

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JOC: Rates rising in ‘topsy-turvy’ US trucking market

Strong demand for essential household goods as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spreads is driving truckload spot rates up by single-digit percentages in many US freight lanes.

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FO: Unexpected load-to-truck ratio a bright spot in dark times

Things look bad and most of us are afraid (or ordered) to leave our homes. As dark as things are right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears one bright spot for the U.S. supply chain may be last year’s trade war with China.

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Wired Magazine: As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking

The demand for hospital equipment, groceries and, yes, toilet paper has big rigs rolling and truck stops adapting.

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WSJ: Truckers Facing Coronavirus Hurdles in Keeping Supply Chains Moving

Demand is spiking for inland trucking capacity as grocers and retailers look to restock their shelves with critical goods amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Logistics Management: DAT Truckload Volume Index trends down in February

DAT noted that February’s decreases were in line with seasonal trends, while not “necessarily attributable to factory closures during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China.”

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FO: FMCSA offers more HOS relief as COVID-19 outbreak response expands

The broader declaration provides more regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations that are providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts as the U.S. grapples with the potentially biggest pandemic in a century.

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JOC: Roadside food, rest closings threaten truck capacity

The broader declaration provides more regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations that are providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts as the U.S. grapples with the potentially biggest pandemic in a century.

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WSJ: Logistics Report - Number of the Day

13.4% Year-over-year increase in shipments posted on U.S. spot truckload marketplaces in February, according to DAT Solutions.

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