Great article by the Spokane Journal: Looks that we are trending back up soon.
Use of the biggest freight transportations modes in the Inland Northwest all declined sharply in usage at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but are slowly starting to climb back to normal levels, industry representatives say.
Spokane boasts all three of the top domestic transportation modes in the nation, with truck, rail, and air freight shipping capabilities available to companies.
Jeff Bosma, co-owner of Spokane-based Fast Way Freight System Inc., says trucking freight volumes dropped 25% in April, compared with average volumes for that month in recent years.
Typically, he says, April is the start of the trucking industry’s busy season. This year, it was the slowest month for all trucking companies, he says.