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Driver Assist Task Force


COVID-19 Best Practices for Truckers


Shipping Food During a Pandemic


Germ-Free Rig


Broker Work-at-Home Solutions

Driver Assist Task Force

A Free Tools for Professional Drivers

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, our team has created a “Driver Assist Task Force.” Its multiple (and complimentary) crowd assist tools for drivers and fleets help the industry stay informed and keep the supply chain moving. Some of the complimentary tools include:

  • Task Force
    • Web resources
    • Mobile+ App (Auto-updated for current users)
    • New free Apple/Android app
    • Email
    • Phone
  • Social Sharing Platform
    • Crowd-sourced information (user generated content) from drivers on the road
    • Moderated to keep advertising and driver recruiting from the site• Task Force

Download for free here…

9 Things Truckers Should do in a Pandemic

(A Coronavirus Special Report)

Featuring: Jonathan Woolverton, RN, BSN, MPH

Right now, there is a crisis not only across America, but around the globe. Truck drivers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping our nation, and the concern on everyone’s mind; is safety.

Whether driving long hours or short distances – cross-country or within state borders – this country relies on the brave men and women at the forefront of supply delivery. Through occurrences in places like China, Europe, and North America, we have gathered some helpful hints and methods to practice safe precautionary measures to ensure a lower chance for infection and transmission during truck driver’s daily routes.

1. Personal Protective Equipment


Nose & Mouth
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) has allowed for health care staff to wear articles of clothing such as scarves and bandanas as makeshift facemasks in the event that no mask is available. This can be practices by truck drivers too when interacting with people during pick ups and drop offs.

Hands
In terms of gloves, if you do not have any, wear an old sweater around your……

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Balancing Supply & Demand of Food Shipments During a Pandemic

An Account of the Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Freight Sector


RWI Logistics is a logistics solution provider based in the Greater Cincinnati area, specializing in refrigerated truckload transportation encompassing freight management and brokerage services with an asset division. Given RWI’s large customer base in the food and beverage, produce and retail industry, RWI has experienced quite a surge in business caused by COVID-19 buying influxes.

We had a chance recently to chat with RWI’s Director of Technology and Continuous Improvement, Megan Fortenberry, about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the company’s big plans for the future.

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Streamlining ALL Operations

How Tying Resources Together Increases Efficiency

 

 

How to Keep a Germ-Free Rig


Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. And when it comes to your big rig it’s important to know the difference. Ongoing concerns about COVID-19 have prompted many questions about safety and prevention.

Here are some quick tips to follow to keep you in your rig virus free.

Common Touch Points

Let’s keep this simple. The places is in your cab that you frequently touch are most important to keep sanitized.

Keep the following things in mind while disinfecting:

  • Steering wheel
  • Touchscreens
  • Doorhandles
  • Seatbelts
  • Buttons
  • Shifters/levers/switches
  • And any other things in your rig you touch frequently

What About Less Common Touch Points?

Some bacteria and viruses (including COVID-19) can live on various surfaces for hours or even days. A virus isn’t always transmitted from a person to a surface by touch…it can also become airborne through coughing, sneezing, talking, or even breathing. After becoming airborne……

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Broker Work-From-Home Solutions



For those of us working from home, we have started to realize things like tracking shipments and obtaining paperwork is more challenging than ever.
Luckily there is a solution that can elevate brokerages inside and outside the office…

Back-office automation is available NOW with Transflo Velocity:

·         Solve visibility, communication and document problems permanently

·         Join a digital platform of solutions (no better time than now)

·         Transflo VIP document services are quick and easy to implement

With options like Velocity VIP, brokers and 3PLs can get started almost immediately – no lengthy integration process needed – Transflo handles setting things up so brokers can stay focused on business. Get ready for total transparency and accuracy (even while working from home).

Don’t accept decreased productivity as the new norm – Get automated today!

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This mobile app for drivers gives you electronic bill of lading and more.Transflo Mobile Manage your whole workday – anywhere, anytime! Weigh station bypass, truck navigation with live traffic, E-Logs, loads, documents, & more.

 

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