TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: April 30th
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 30. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
TIA continues to hold daily zoom calls with Members of Congress. TIA Government Affairs staff participated on a call last night with House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), who indicated that the House is still working to move a five-year infrastructure bill this Congress, and possibly attaching it to the next COVID-19 relief package. President Trump and Speaker Pelosi are in lockstep to get this “stimulus” infrastructure package done as soon as possible, but Senate Republicans have indicated they would like to wait and concentrate on the relief efforts.
Today, I released a video discussing the current state of the transportation industry and how the nation’s 3PLs are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. This video is in response to recent claims regarding unethical behavior by brokers during the crisis. While there will always be unscrupulous actors in any industry taking advantage of an emergency or crisis, carriers have a choice in which brokers they work with. By selecting a broker with the TIA logo, carriers can rest assured that they’ve selected one of the industry’s most ethical businesses.
FINANCE 101 REMINDER:
Reminder to register by end of the day for your complimentary 60 day access to TIA’s 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. Once registered for the Finance 101 online course, users will have full access for 60 days.
NOËL PERRY UPDATE:
Another typical weekday for the U.S. and most European countries. The U.S. remains slightly better than a week ago.
The big actor in the States was California which added almost a thousand more cases than in any of the previous six days. This was obvious a catchup count, something California has shown a penchant for.
The next two days will be telling, being the typically highest count days of the week.
We’ll be back tomorrow with COVID-19 updates and information that came through overnight.
Please enjoy the Andrew Sisters as they sing “Three Little Sisters.”