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How to Protect Your Trucking Business During a Pandemic
- March 27, 2020
- Madeline S.
COVID-19 is officially a global pandemic. Countries across the globe are forcing or encouraging businesses to close or move operations to home. This pandemic has put a strain on the global supply chain, and now more than ever trucking companies are essential in keeping countries running. So how can trucking companies keep their employees safe and their business running?
Invest in Technology
If you haven’t invested in the latest technology and software for your trucking business yet, now is the time. Modern trucking software allows your business to operate from anywhere, meaning you can allow certain staff members to work from home and practice social distancing. It also means that you can keep a close eye on truck drivers ensuring that they can meet demand and stay healthy.
Allow Working From Home
Right now social distancing is vital in slowing the spread of Coronavirus. Not all workers in the trucking industry have the luxury of working from home, such as drivers and warehouse employees. However, it’s important to the health and safety of the entire community that you allow those that can work from home to do so.
Make sure your facilities and offices are clean for those employees that still have to come in. High-touch objects in particular, such as door handles and buttons, should be cleaned very regularly. Encourage truck drivers to keep their trucks clean as well.
News about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. New updates and announcements are happening multiple times a day. It’s your responsibility as a trucking business owner and citizen to keep informed on all of the latest news. Ensure that you provide employees with any updates and changes as well, especially if the business will be impacted.