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Carrier Service Alerts
Current as of April 7, 2020
FedEx implements temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments effective April 6. More
FedEx suspends money-back guarantee for all FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office services worldwide effective immediately until further notice. More
Current as of April 7, 2020
UPS surveys SMBs about the effects of COVID-19 More
UPS Podcast: Healthcare logistics in the age of coronavirus
A temporary peak surcharge will be implemented on certain shipments originating from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to the Europe, U.S. and America regions starting from April 5, 2020 until further notice. More
If you don’t already know, find out who your carrier rep is and their direct contact information.
Ask your carrier rep about the best way to get the fastest service updates.
Communicate possible delays to your customers frequently until delivery.
The WHO has stated that the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.
Shippers who sell household goods and medical supplies that can be used to support health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak may need to suddenly implement new practices with their carrier. Contact your carrier rep to manage your shipping volume changes. Make sure they are prepared to handle those changes and offer you competitive pricing.
With the rapidly changing situation at hand, contact your carrier rep as soon as possible to discuss locking your discount tier or arranging new pickup methods and frequencies.
Coronavirus Freight Market Update 3.19.20 Risk, rest stops, and layoffs
March 19, 2020
On today’s update, our market experts guide you through the coronavirus impact on trucking, demand, consumer spending, and more. In addition, we’ll catch you up on today’s top stories.
Joining us will be FeightWaves CEO & Founder Craig Fuller, K-Ratio’s Kyle Lintner, Diesel Laptops Tyler Robertson, plus market experts Kevin Hill and Anthony Smith