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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.

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.

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:

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.


Posted by deckerAdmin

Decker is committed to helping our Professional Drivers and Owner/Operators stay informed and educated about COVID-19 and assisting those who might be affected.

First and foremost – – thank you our Decker Professional Drivers for your commitment and dedication in keeping the supply chain moving throughout America during this state of emergency.  You are the lifeline to society and it is critically important that we work together to meet the needs of the public in a SAFE and efficient manner. The daily news surrounding Covid-19/Coronavirus continues to put pressure on the entire world.  We are seeing growing concern in our communities, businesses, and the world at-large; and at a time when there are more questions than answers, we want to take a minute to ensure you, our Decker Professional Drivers, of our commitment and ability to serve you and our customers.

We are closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Decker is committed to helping our Professional Drivers and Owner/Operators stay informed and educated about COVID-19 and assisting those who might be affected.


As we have previously advised, just use common sense:


If you think you have been exposed to the virus or think you may have it, the directives we’ve received are to call or email a Telehealth Doctor or your Primary Care Physician.  They have a screening process and will determine if you need to be sent in to a designated spot for a test to determine if you have the virus. They are not advising anyone go to an Emergency Room as they are not equipped for testing for the virus there and by going to the ER you would end up unnecessarily exposing others.

We at Decker offer MeMD (a telehealth option) for employees on our health plan (no charge) as well as those who are not on the Decker health plan ($67 charge).  If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can reach out to a MeMD provider from anywhere for medical advice and direction. Seeing a MeMD provider from your home or truck will help you avoid crowded waiting rooms where germs are easily spread.  If the MeMD doctor recommends that you get tested, care instructions will be provided and MeMD Care Coordination will help you find a testing facility. The CDC will cover the cost for the diagnostic test for COVID-19; please be aware that there may still be facility or hospital charges that will still apply to member’s deductible/out-of-pocket.  CDC states that only the sickest patients need live, in-person/office care. The majority of people without additional risk factors (recent travel or other medical ailments) will be able to recover at home and don’t need to be tested right away. To start a visit go here: or call: 1-855-MEMD-NOW (1-855-636-3669).  They ask for an authorization code, check your email for details.  You can also use MeMD for other non-emergency ailments as well.


To stay up-to-date on COVID-19 visit the CDC Website:

Also, in response to FMCSA issuing Hours of Service relief for coronavirus assistance – – you need to operate as normal in compliance with the HOS regulations.  If we have a load that meets the criteria for the waiver of the regulations under the emergency declaration, you will be notified.

If you have questions, please call our Health & Benefits Manager, Andrea at 2350 or our Director of HR, Courtney at 2340.  Also notify us immediately if any of the above situations occur.

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