With outbreaks of COVID-19 surging across the US, let's recognize people working on the front lines in trucking, truck stops, distribution and tire service to keep vital supply deliveries going. They are truly heroes!
Here's a story in USA Today about a trucker in Colorado:
Sitting in the cab of his blue Volvo big rig, trucker Lee Robertson leafs through the sheaf of papers listing what's stacked inside the refrigerated trailer hooked up behind him.
"Eggs. Cream cheese. Vegetables. Chicken," he shouts over the rumble of engines from semi-trailers parked at this truck stop between Denver and Cheyenne. "Soy milk."
Robertson, 56, of Kansas City is hauling a load destined for small shops and convenience stores across the country. He's not alone.
Across the United States, the nation's 3.5 million professional truckers are working flat-out to keep stores and businesses stocked as consumers worry about riding out home quarantines prompted by the coronavirus outbreak and try to snap up enough toilet paper, rice, beans, tuna and other staples to get through this period of uncertainty.
We don't have to look far to find heroes in distribution!
Our warehouse facilities will remain open and ship product; we have put in place the safe practice measures as recommended by the CDC.
Here's a video of high-quality TBR tires from our high-tech Thailand plant being unloaded at our Rancho Cucamonga warehouse.
We do not have any slow down of direct container shipments from our Thailand plant and our warehouses are fully stocked.
Here's a story in Modern Tire Dealer about measures tire dealers are taking to safely keep their customers who have to be on the road on the road; you can't go anywhere without tires!
Our Actions at CMA/Double Coin
This all makes you think about how precious life is and how important it is to protect your family, friends and co-workers.
For the health and safety of our staff and their families, we have decided to join many other companies in implementing a temporary work from home policy for all staff that can do so. We have canceled business travel plans and vendor visits until it is safe to do so. As mentioned above, however, our warehouse team members continue to work while taking CDC-recommended precautions.
We greatly appreciate our team and the loyalty of our customers, and look forward to the end of this global crisis. Thank you for your continued support; because of ME, mission excellence, we will emerge from this stronger than before!