TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: April 29th

As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Daily Update for April 29. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.


Don’t Miss Out! TIA is excited to announce the launch of our new Finance 101 online course. In recognizing the unprecedented disruptions to all aspects of business and life caused by the COVID-19 crisis – as well as looking ahead to the expected boom in business once the economy reopens – TIA is offering complimentary registration to TIA Members through tomorrow, April 30, 2020. Once registered for the Finance 101 online course, users will have full access for 60 days.


Reminder to join us tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET for the latest installment of TIA’s Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar seriesWhat Shippers Want… Technology. It is the hot topic at the moment and can often determine if you land that customer or not. Additionally, technology will likely be the ultimate determination on which companies continue to thrive. TIA will be releasing a comprehensive whitepaper on this lunch and learn on this exact topic. Please join Aaron Huff from CCJ as the moderator of this great panel of shippers and 3PLs as they discuss what their needs are from a technology perspective. Register now!



The U.S., along with many other countries, experienced its normal Tuesday weekday surge. However, Exhibit 1 shows that this week’s surge yielded values lower than last Tuesday’s for both cases and deaths per day. The data reminds us to be patient with the American progress while remaining confident in its positive direction.

Exhibit 3, the U.S. state detail, shows us the cause of the Tuesday surge, big catchup counts in a number of the big city eastern states. Most had much lower numbers the previous several days. Note also the addition of two new columns that present the percentage change from the maximum daily values since we began collecting the state data. The presence of nine states that set new maximums for deaths registered in a day tells us that we have a ways to go yet.

You can identify them by the red coloring in the left-most column and the zero values for their change from the maximum. That means they either tied the previous max or set a new one. This weekly variation reminds us to pay as much attention to improvements in mid-week days as to the prettier numbers from weekends.

We’ll be back tomorrow with COVID-19 updates and information that came through overnight.

Please enjoy Count Basie and “Jivin’ Joe Jackson.”

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