TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: May 11th

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 May 11. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.


TIA’s Government Affairs staff has been contacted by several Congressional offices who have heard from their local owner-operators about this issue. The problem stems from the fact that the demand for freight in the supply-chain has plummeted, therefore causing rates to decrease, all because of the COVID-19 pandemic. TIA is calling on all members to take control of the situation and fight back by contacting their Members of Congress in support of the 3PL industry.

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Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar What Will Carrier Capacity Look Like Over The Next 3 to 6 Months? This webinar will focus on the various factors that are likely to impact carrier capacity over the next several months including an aging driver population, shortage of new drivers, drivers who are at least temporarily taking themselves out of the driver pool through COVID-19, as well as industry changes (both surging and waning industries), and more. Thank you to Descartes for sponsoring this webinar.


The U.S. had its best day yet, down over 7,000 in cases over last week and 400 below last Sunday’s death count. Note in the Exhibit 2 table that both old and new states were, down over last week. We expect tomorrow to be also a low day as Mondays are weak measurement days. The numbers will jump up on Tuesday and Wednesday although we can hope for week-over-week reductions.

Georgia bares watching in the state data. Its cases were up perhaps due to the relaxation of restrictions in that state– or just from a random measurement phenomenon. Several more days should give a better idea.

However, there is no evidence to support that so far.

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

For today’s musical selection, here are the Andrew Sisters with “Here Comes the Navy.”

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