Owner Operator Land Weekly Trucking News Digest #34

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Owner operators at the White House

It is not an easy time for owner-operators. Usually, they find jobs on boards or from freight brokers, but now it becomes more and more difficult. Especially due to lower rates. As a result, owner-operators are protesting diminished profits in different states and even at the White House. Read more about this situation here

How to get help away from home

Fortunately, truck drivers have fewer chances to catch COVID-19, because they spend working days alone. But due to health issues that often follow people in this profession (hypertension, diabetes, obesity), this illness can be really dangerous. In this post, you can read how UrgentCare Travel can help truckers. 

How COVID-19 is affecting global shipping

More Than Shipping Logistics tells about current updates in air and ocean freight that occurred due to coronavirus. They are sure – you always have options, and the latest information will help to navigate in the industry in these volatile times.

#ThankATrucker not in words but actions

In this post, American Trucking Associations tells about new hand sanitizer stations, a photo contest for drivers, and other initiatives to support truckers during the pandemic.

Extension of FMCSA Emergency Declaration

The emergency due to COVID-19 continues to exist. That’s why FMCSA announced that pandemic relief exemptions are extended into June 14, 2020. Read more about this decision here.