Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. It is best that you prepare ahead of time to avoid holiday rate hikes or service disruptions. .

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity. This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses. Outbound freight to New Jersey is almost non-existent.

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. . To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . Increases in volumes started climbing this week steadily but still down 10-15% year-over-year according to Freight Waves’ Sonar indexes. .

3 Ways State Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

In the trucking industry, it will represent a new freight carrying opportunity. However, truck drivers often travel through many states during the course of their work, and many of the drivers testing positive for marijuana are consuming it without realizing it. Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. H ow Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry.