A review of the latest happenings across freight industries as well as a few discussion points about how the economy and industry begins to recover.
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, disinfectants are flying off the shelves and hand-washing remains the most touted method of prevention, but how do we clean our mail? Should we even be cleaning it? Well, rest easy: Preliminary testing suggests that you can't contract COVID-19 from mail or packages. Even if the interior contents had trace amounts of the virus, they are likely to have died by the time a package reaches you.
The updates below reflect new information received within the past few days and over the weekend regarding some specific carriers and industry information. Load-to-truck ratios in March tell an interesting story as well – have we already witnessed the spot-market peak?
UPS Global Freight Forwarding/Supply Chain Solutions
- Effective March 23, 2020
- All IAF Services will be charged a Capacity Surcharge based on the below schedule: