TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: May 19th

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


In response to ongoing debates in the industry related to the COVID-19 pandemic, TIA has released the following flyer to its members and the industry at large, calling on all members of the transportation industry – carriers, shippers and brokers – to come together and focus on the issues that have long plagued the industry. Learn more by clicking here.



Be sure to register for TMSA’s webinar – COVID’s Impact on Transportation: From Crisis to Recovery – on Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar will feature TIA’s President & CEO Bob Voltmann and Chief Economist Noel Perry, along with Tom Sanderson, Haydn Powell, Daniel Stanton, Scott Grady, and Brian Everett. Learn more or register now!


Thanks to everyone who joined today’s Virtual Lunch & Learn webinarManaging Your Intermodal Program During COVID-19. As a reminder, all Virtual Lunch & Learn webinars can also be accessed on-demand.


Monday marked the first of the expected pauses in the fall of new cases in the U.S.. Led by gains in most of the Big city/Industrial states, U.S. week-over-week numbers were up for the first time in two weeks. Western Europe went through three or four such disappointing stretches.

Of more concern is the rising trend for cases in Iran. Could this be signs of the first second wave of cases? Probably not. The charts at the bottom of Exhibit 1 show that deaths have continued to decline in Iran despite the swing upwards over the last two weeks in cases. Looks like the Iranians are keeping records differently now.

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

Continuing our service theme, here are the Andrews Sisters singing, “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

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