As trucking companies across the country deal with shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus pandemic, one key strategy has been to have as many people as possible work from home. Company executives, dispatchers, and driver managers at fleets big and small are making use of existing technological tools in their offices and vehicles to adapt, with loads continuing to be booked and trucks dispatched.
Getting comfortable with uncertainty during “normal” times has always been hard. But the COVID-19 pandemic has really put us all on edge and challenged us to evaluate how flexible and comfortable we really are with uncertainty.
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Every employer needs to take 10 actions to reopen safely, the National Safety Council says in a report released today.
The recommendations are based on best practices established by the Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) Task Force, created by the Council in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OSHA Covid-19 Guidelines
In times of global crisis, the world relies on the trucking industry to transport essential items across the country. From medical supplies to restocking the shelves at local grocery stores, truck drivers play an integral role in maintaining the supply chain. In order to keep these essential items moving during the Covid-19 crisis, the Department of Transportation has suspended most of the hours of service regulations for those trucks that are transporting these essential goods.
Tracking states as they make progress towards gating criteria and more…
In a fast-evolving risk environment, gathering and sharing real-time information will be central to effective loss control. The risks of the future, both near and far, are growing in complexity because of their interconnectivity. This is precisely what makes risk mitigation so challenging; every action may cause an unknowable reaction on another area of business or on a business’s long-term viability.
The Federal Coronavirus Task Force issued a three-stage plan last week to reopen the economy, where authorities in each state – not the federal government – will decide when it is safe to reopen shops, schools, restaurants, movie theaters, sporting arenas and other facilities that were closed to minimize community spread of the deadly virus. Once phase one is adopted in certain states, businesses that reopen will need to be prepared to take certain precautions to meet their common law duty to provide and maintain reasonably safe premises.
With signs that the virus is peaking in the US, and with some state Shelter-in-Place Orders scheduled to be lifted in the coming weeks, employers are turning their attention to planning for how best to bring employees back to work.
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