In today’s day and age, cyber-attacks and security breaches are not abnormal or new. COVID-19 has provided hackers with an opportunity to carry out their attacks as people are distracted and mostly working from home. Working from home can make people vulnerable and more at risk of a security breach especially if you are working off of an unsecured internet router. There has been a significant increase in phishing emails since the start of the pandemic and hackers have been using the fear of COVID-19 to get people to react to their emails and gain access.
As states begin to reopen, trucking companies are hopeful business will improve for them. It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has had some sort of impact on every industry in the world, and the trucking industry is no different.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has changed life as we know it to a ‘new normal’ in less than a month. The trucking industry has had to do a total overhaul on how they can operate during this time.
COVID-19 is now in the lexicon of our vocabulary, we have been using it daily and its impact is felt globally. From school closings, social distancing, and out of stock supermarkets, people and industries from all walks of life are being impacted. The trucking industry is not immune to COVID-19 and has experienced cancellations and postponements of annual shows and events. As reported by Josh Fisher of FleetOwner Magazine, below is a list of trade shows and conventions that have been affected thus far:
Yesterday, the trucking industry received a much-needed jolt to kick off 2020. The United States and China signed a trade agreement that is expected to create a boost in U.S. manufacturing and an increase in the number of exported American goods. While this deal will not completely mend the transportation industry after a historically turbulent 2019, it does provide a solid base from where negotiations can continue. Vice Premier Liu He filled in for Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the meeting, reading a letter to President Trump from Jinping stating, “the first phase is good for China, the U.S. and the whole world.”