Impact of Coronavirus on the Global Transportation Industry
The Coronavirus pandemic has strongly affected the economy of several countries, mainly that of the United States in the shipment of products and / or cargo, mail and all kinds of businesses; guiding companies to implement new strategies to survive in the market.
In the transportation industry, statistics show the consequences on the mileage of trucks, light commercial vehicles and other machinery that have decreased today by approximately 26% when comparing the miles traveled by more than 1.4 million vehicles connected to a GPS platform before this pandemic worsened.
In the United States, the average mileage was 3,703,589 km and now it is 2,740,688 km, being New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the most affected states. These states have a large number of COVID-19 cases and some drivers are unwilling to transport loads to those destinations.
In addition to this, drivers continue to face several obstacles such as the closing of state rest stops in Pennsylvania. Deliveries have become more complicated since customers ask them to stay in their trucks, they do not want them to be at their facilities.
However, drivers continue their work on the roads to keep supply chains active and to meet the growing Coronavirus-driven demand for consumer staples and medical equipment.
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