Logistics companies are working to how drones can support medical professionals and first responders against the coronavirus. In May, UPS launched a drone service to deliver prescription medicines from CVS Health pharmacies to the largest US retirement community, home to more than 135,000 residents in Florida.
Absent common use refrigeration and other factors required for that business, non-hub competitors may have to embargo pharmaceutical shipments on certain routes – pushing all that business to the hub carrier.
Intermodal traffic in the US is going from bad to worse, as the economy struggles to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. April volumes hit levels not seen since the start of regular statistics, and May started off with further decline.