May 4.20

Coronavirus Operational Update – May 2020


A Letter from President Chris Cline

April was a challenging time throughout the world as we all stepped into an unknown environment that seemed to change daily. While a majority of our operations remained in a remote work environment, our logistics teams continued their vital role in helping essential businesses deliver to hospitals and grocery stores while still helping our non-essential customers make preparations to get their supply chain back up and running.  I’m also proud of all of our company drivers and carrier partners who “kept on trucking” despite the many risks and uncertainties that have arisen since the pandemic began.

Beginning in May, we are looking at transitioning some employees back into our offices on a gradual basis. Fortunately, we have a large corporate headquarters consisting of more than 25,000 square feet with room for growth so employees that we bring back in phases will all be adequately spaced to maintain proper social distancing. In addition, we will put additional safeguards in place such as staggered lunch breaks and additional afterhours sanitation services to maintain a safe work environment. While I am proud of the hard work of our employees in a remote environment, I am looking forward to seeing the many friendly faces that have made our company such a fun and vibrant place to work!

Speaking of our employees, I am proud to announce that we added a new training class of logistics sales associates. At the beginning of the year, we established aggressive growth plans and our HR team has worked hard to keep our momentum going despite the circumstances!  Our team developed and transitioned to a fully remote onboarding and training process for our new class, and we can’t wait to eventually bring them on board in the office.  We hope to have additional training classes this summer and fall so spread the word!  

Lastly, they say that hard times bring people together. I could not agree more. The last month, more people than ever have a new respect for the importance of our supply chain and no longer take the availability of essential household goods for granted like we used to. We hope you all take the time to not only thank our truckers, but also everyone else in the supply chain that have worked tirelessly to keep our shelves stocked.

We are in this together. Please let us know how we can help. Stay healthy and safe!

Chris Cline

President

Corporate Traffic Logistics