TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: May 6th
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 6. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
There has been a lot of news recently surrounding the protests in Washington, DC, and around the country by owner-operators who feel they are being “cheated” and “screwed over” by brokers in terms of freight rates.
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.
LUNCH & LEARN UPDATE:
Reminder to join us tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET for our Virtual Lunch & Learn webinar: Business as Usual, with nationally recognized sales productivity expert John Boyens, who will present this complimentary one-hour webinar. A special thank you to Teknowlogi for sponsoring this webinar!
NOËL PERRY UPDATE:
As usual, the death numbers spiked yesterday, but not as high as last Tuesday, a good sign. The progress again comes in the older contagion states, mainly in the Northeast.
For your convenience we have split the state table into two, so the numbers are more easily seen. Note also the addition of an ‘other’ category. That is the sum of all the non-state entries, places like Puerto Rico, Guam, the VA, the Military. The other category can be a significant contributor to the overall numbers.
We’ll be back tomorrow with COVID-19 updates and information that came through overnight.
Here’s an upbeat tune for Hump Day… Please enjoy Doris Day as she sings “Hooray for Hollywood.”