The COVID-19 global pandemic has taken over the whole world, and it has severely affected most of the global industries and businesses. We have been all aware of the alarming reports of the virus causing thousands of deaths in specific countries, but now it’s also spreading very rapidly across the world.
What are the most important protective measures against the COVID-19, especially in the freight shipping industry while the employees and truckers are unceasingly working in this outbreak situation to move essential supplies?
The spread of the coronavirus can be prevented by taking necessary precautions as outlined by the major health authorities like World Health Organization both at office and on-site. Following these instructions can stop making the situation worse for the people working in the freight shipping industry.
Protective Measures against Coronavirus
The employees in the freight shipping industry, including office and on-site workers, must take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised everyone to take some protective measures that are essential for everybody. These measures are described below.
Wash Hands Frequently
Our hands can be the main medium for the virus to enter our body through mouth, nose or eyes. You must keep washing your hands or use a sanitizer. Keep using soap and water to wash your hands and wash them properly for at least 20 seconds. You can also use alcohol-based hand rubs to keep your hands clean. If you are involved in freight shipping, these times are the very busy times for transportation. So, please ensure that you wash your hands as indicated by WHO.
Social Distancing has become really important for everybody. People are now becoming more aware of the significance of social distancing, and they are now self-quarantine to maintain it. If you are working in a trucking company, then you must maintain at least three feet distance from anybody. It’s crucial to maintain the distance because small droplets from someone’s cough or sneeze can enter your body, which can make you sick.
Avoiding Touching Your Face
You unavoidably interact with people when shipping container, less-than-truckload or full truckload or working at the office. Please pay attention not to touch your face because any touched surfaces might have the virus, which can later travel from your hand to your mouth, causing the serious ailment. Avoid physical contact of your hands with your face, and if you have to touch your face, then you must wash your hands properly before touching it.
Keep Others Safe
If you are not feeling well or you think you are having any symptoms of the COVID-19, then maintain the distance from the people and get support from health facilities. It is necessary to seek medical assistance if you are feeling sick. Keep your fellow employees and truckers safe by taking it seriously.
Seek Medical Assistance
If you are feeling ill or have any other symptoms related to the coronavirus, then you must get yourself tested. Fever, cough, sneezing, and difficulty in breathing are some common symptoms of COVID-19. Seek medical assistance immediately if you are having these symptoms and do not interact with other people because you may unknowingly transfer viruses due to any physical contact.
The freight shipping companies in the US – including the trucking companies in Miami, Florida – is already taking these protective measures to protect their employees, truckers, and officers.
Transportation is Essential
At QuickLoad, our mission is to connect shippers to right carriers. Our business remains fully operational as we believe that shipping and warehousing needs are essential requests to be handled during this tough time to deliver necessities timely and store goods safely.
We can ensure that we are doing everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our priority is keeping everyone safe. In this regard, we take proper hygienic steps as outlined by the authorities when interfacing with customers, partners, and fellow employees.
QuickLoad is here together with you.