TIA Daily COVID-19 Update – March 24th (Morning Edition)
As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Morning Update for March 24. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
CVSA ROAD CHECK UPDATE
TIA has written FMCSA to postpone the annual CVSA Road Check. What we don’t need right now is anything else impeding the flow of needed goods to market.
We are hearing from members that, while the rest areas are open, the states are using port-a-johns rather than opening and keeping restrooms clean. We are working with the allied trucking industry to correct this travesty.
If we are asking truckers to keep us fed and in toilet paper, the least we can do is provide them with clean, safe bathrooms. Maybe the politicians should stop jumping in front of microphones and grab a mop.
We continue to pound the Senate to act and act now to help American businesses. The Wall Street Journal this morning took our “leaders” to task:
• The Pelosi-Schumer Coronavirus Contagion
• Workers of the World Need Employers
American business can lead us out of this mess, but only if Congress steps in immediately to help businesses maintain payroll and pay their rent. This is not the time for political gamesmanship or for pushing political agendas.
OPERATIONAL NEEDS SURVEY
We sent a survey out to you last night, looking for insights into your operational needs during COVID-19. It will take just 30-seconds to complete and we’ll get the results back to you tonight.
Depending on developments throughout the day, we’ll be back with an Afternoon Edition with additional COVID-19 updates and information. Otherwise, we’ll back tomorrow morning.
Until then, enjoy Count Bassie’s “You Can Count on Me.”