The COVID-19 Shipping Update: Week Ending March 27, 2020

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To help keep shippers like you up to date, Transportation Impact has compiled a summary of the week’s logistics news related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We’ll continue to provide weekly updates as the situation warrants, with more frequent updates through social media on our company LinkedIn page and Twitter (@smallpksavings).

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

ALL small parcel shippers should be aware that effective earlier this week, both UPS and FedEx suspended their money-back guarantees. This will have a financial impact on companies that audit their carrier invoices for service performance. If you have any questions about how you will be impacted, contact your account representative or email us at info@transimpact.com.

Click to Read – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: FedEx and UPS Suspend Money Back Guarantees

Here are links to additional relevant information on how COVID-19 is impacting the logistics industry.

Carrier Information:

UPS: Impact of the Coronavirus on our Service Guarantee (as of March 26, 2020) – Click to Read

UPS Peak Surcharges – Click to Read

Effective April 5, 2020, until further notice, a Peak Surcharge will apply to shipments originating from China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to North America and Europe regions.

FedEx: Service Impact of COVID-19 Containment Measures in United States (as of March 25, 2020) Click to Read

Small Parcel Information:

‘Terrified’ Package Delivery Workers Are Going to Work Sick – Click to Read

Can You Get the Coronavirus from Receiving Parcels or Having Your Smartphone Out? – Click to Read

Preparing Your Final Mile for the Coronavirus – Click to Read

Other Information: Coronavirus Rumor Control – Click to Read

The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Logistics / Supply Chain Information:

U.S. Truckers Enjoy Demand Surge but ‘Scary’ Shakeout Looms – Click to Read

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking – Click to Read

Supply-Chain Recovery in Coronavirus Times—Plan for Now and the Future – Click to Read

It Takes a Village to Build a Truck Stop – Click to Read

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