(OTA) on Thursday served hundreds of box lunches along with bottles of water to truckers during an event intended to show support for drivers as they work overtime during the coronavirus epidemic. “It was a great day — the best I’ve had in weeks,” OTA Executive Director Jana Jarvis told FreightWaves. Communities around the country are hosting similar events, aiming to keep drivers well fed as restaurants nationwide shut down during the COVID-19 outbreak. Separately, several states are now allowing rest stops to host food trucks, also intended to serve hungry drivers. Did you know … In an optimistic scenario, global trade in 2020 would decline by 13% year over year — about the same as the drop seen during the Great Recession, according to the World Trade Organization.