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.
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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.
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As the United States slowly begins to reawaken and try to shake off the economic nightmare created by the Coronavirus pandemic, employers need to take operational steps necessary to promote effective health and safety practices dictated by law and good sense.
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.