COVID-19 TRUCK-STOP UPDATES

MARCH 18, 2020 MESSAGE FROM DON DECKER

I would like to, again, thank you for your commitment and dedication in keeping America’s supply chain moving! You are our “Superheroes” just without the capes! You are the lifeline to society, and it is now, more than ever, critically important that we support each other and work together to overcome these challenging times.

I want to assure you that we are experiencing very strong freight volumes and have the capacity to keep all of you very busy. In this process, it is very important that you stay healthy by taking all the precautionary measures that we have provided to you.

Practice social distancing – as a Professional Driver, you are relatively less exposed by being solo in your truck.

However:
o Keep contact at shipper and receiver locations to a minimum and be aware of crowds at truck stops.
o Keep human interactions to a minimum (avoid handshakes and hugs) and be aware of possible contaminated surfaces at all stops.
o To adhere to social distancing, many truck stops and rest areas are providing food takeout and delivery options instead of dine-in.
o We would also like to suggest that having a supply of food and preparing your meals in your truck as much as possible is also a good way to practice social distancing; according to Patrice Fourtina, our Driver Performance Coach, a minimum of 3-day supply of food is a good practice.

  • Wash your hands with soap often  Use hand sanitizer often
  • Sanitize with disinfectant wipes often  Try to keep from touching your face
  • When coughing or sneezing use a tissue or your elbow
  • If you feel sick, call or e-mail a Telehealth Doctor such as MeMD (855-636-3669 or www.MeMD.me/group/decker) or call your Primary Care Physician.

SAFETY FIRST – Your safety is very important. Many of our truckstop partners have reached out to us showing their support. They have asked us to share their sentiments with you, our Professional Drivers. Please click on the links below for great information from Pilot Flying J, Loves and TA/Petro:
https://www.pilotflyingj.com/covid-response/
www.loves.com/covid19
https://www.ta-petro.com/

We are here to support you and will continue to do our best to provide you with accurate and timely updates. If you have any questions regarding the Coronavirus, please call our Health & Benefits Manager, Andrea at 2350 or our Director of HR, Courtney at 2340.


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