It should come as no surprise or secret that the world we know today is vastly different from the world that we’ve known for the past decade. The trucking industry has made tremendous strides to affect change in the ways in which we do things. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed everything that we’ve known, and it’s disrupted everything that we do as a society. From the ways in which we interact socially, to the ways we work as a functioning economy, things are certainly different.
In this article, we’ll talk about some of the steps that the industry has taken in order to make their workers and their partners safer during these unprecedented times. Learn how the trucking industry is adapting to the world post COVID, take a look down below.
PPE Is Key
One of the most important steps that the industry has taken to ensure the safety of drivers and recipients involves the use of PPE – personal protective equipment. While this has quickly become the standard around the world in the workplace and in public, trucking carriers and logistics companies have begun to follow suit.
From time to time, you might see drivers equipped with face masks, gloves, and disinfecting cleaning supplies to ensure that the space inside their driver’s cab and their cargo hold are clean and regularly disinfected.
Regular Deep Cleanings
Another step that fleets have been taken revolve around regular deep cleanings. More and more of our drivers are doing regular deep cleanings . Essentially, these cleanings help to ensure that all cargo holds and driver’s cabs are clean and disinfected. Additionally, they’re specifically designed to ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of drivers, while also ensuring that parcels and cargo remain clean and sanitary before, during, and after transport.
Because the ways in which COVID-19 spreads, some trucking companies require all of their drivers and owner-operators to undergo routine COVID-19 testing. With strict protocols in place, drivers are required to follow all directed guidance in the event of a positive test or possible exposure to a positive COVID case.
Mandated Social Distancing
Whether it be in yards, in warehouses, or in facilities, many shipping and logistics companies are requiring mandated social distancing between workers. This helps to ensure an extra layer of protection against the further transmission and spread of the virus. Matrix, Inc takes the situation seriously. We ensured our company’s safety distancing by setting up home offices.
Learn More About Our Efforts
Here at Matrix, we’ve also made some other changes in how we’ve responded to the pandemic. Contact Matrix today and speak with a member from our team. We’d be happy to fill you in on the steps that we’ve taken to play a role in adapting the trucking industry.