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Truckers are in demand, but a ‘scary’ shakeout looms

Mar 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM CST
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U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it probably won’t last long. Shipping has picked up pace as the rest of the country shuts down to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Trucks are rolling down traffic-free highways and arriving at distribution centers where workers unload pallets and packages in an eerily empty landscape of closed-down schools, office buildings and malls.