Airlines and airports reeling from the coronavirus-related loss of passenger traffic and flights are seeking immediate relief from governments. And they support aid for each other with the knowledge that the aviation industry is interdependent.
But the harmony ends with airlines seeking a holiday from taxes and other charges that go to airports around the world to help pay for infrastructure, security and other functions.
In the United States, Congress could pass a major financial lifeline for airlines as part of a broader economic stimulus package as soon as today. How the money is allocated was still being ironed out late Tuesday.
Passenger and cargo airlines want $58 billion in direct cash infusions, loans and loan guarantees. In addition, they are asking for rebates from federal excise taxes paid to the aviation trust fund in the first quarter and the repeal of all taxes, including on tickets, cargo and fuel, through at least the end of 2021.
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Los Angeles and Long Beach container terminals have adjusted their second-shift operating hours to provide time to disinfect all handling equipment between shifts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the daily cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and objects to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Second-shift gate operations now begin at 7 p.m. and end at 4 a.m. at APM Terminals’ Pier 400 at the Port of LA as well as Everport Terminal Services, Fenix Marine Services, TraPac, West Basin Container Terminal and Yusen Terminals.
“We have adjusted our appointment windows for all transaction types to fit the newly adjusted schedule,” APM Terminals said in an announcement.
Gate operations will be idle from 4:45 to 7 p.m. as equipment is disinfected, APM Terminals said. Typical second-shift hours are 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Many forget, the life of a truck driver is not for the faint of heart. These extrodinary men and women sacrifice on a daily basis what many take for granted such as coming home to loved ones every night, a home cooked meal, your cozy bed at home (no.. we're not talking your cozy sleeper cab this time).
Check out these wonderful charities worth spreading the word about and consider donating to. These fantastic charies range from health & financial assistance, reconnecting a pets with owners, meals and more! I'm sure many have not considered these and its up to us to spread the word and always keep these fantastic charity options in mind!
We at Trucklenders USA feel all these charity programs deserve all the help and shout-outs they can get, so they may continue on to do their job and help a fellow trucker in need during hard times.
Keep your eyes open and on the road.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver is this week. Police will be on high alert and on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicle drivers. In 2017, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week. More than 84 percent of these violations were for state and local moving violations, according to the CVSA. Check out what enforcement officers will be on the lookout for. This is the perfect time for a self check on some driving behaviors we perhaps need to change. We at TruckLendersUSA want all Truck drivers on the road and safe. The best type of driver on the road, is a safe and alert driver.
We at Truck Lenders USA are excited to see thatmore UrgentCareTravel locations are opening up keeping drivers safe, healthy and on the road in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas. Three new locations are all located at Pilot Flying J travel centers. With nine clinics already up and running, it appears in 2018 the goal is to add an additional 7 alone! These clinics are more appreciated than we know when a driver is down and out or in need of services. Take note of these locations, and keep them handy when on the road.
Just when you thought the fun was over at the closing of the 4th of July, Head on over to the 39th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree at is happening at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop that starts this Thursday, July 12th!
This exciting event has some quite exciting events you surely do not want to miss! A few events such as the Trucker Olympics , Antique Truck Display, and of course a cookout!
Feel like getting in on the Super Truck Beauty Contest, but don't feel you have the best fit to win? Let Trucklenders USA help you get into your next truck with all the fine bells and whistles that will stop any fellow trucker in their place! With our easy application, same day approvals and of course low rates, we at TrucklendersUSA want to see you getting to where you want to be fast.Next Page