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COVID-19 Updates – Our Continued Support

Published: March 17, 2020 | Author: Rose Godwin | Comments: No Comments

Update 8/12/20:

Right now, the need for Food Banks and food stability in America is greater than ever. According to Feeding America, “From the beginning of March through the end of June, food banks nationwide distributed more than 1.9 billion meals to people facing hunger in the United States. In March alone, food banks gave out 20 percent more food than an average month.”

Fighting hunger continues to be a cause that is very important to us here at Route. Here are 3 ways we will continue to support and promote Feeding America’s mission to end hunger.

1. Monthly corporate donation

We contribute to Feeding America’s Response Fund with a recurring monthly donation. This donation supplies 1,000 meals or more to those facing hunger right now.

2. Encourage shippers and carriers to donate though email

Our team emails thousands of shippers and carriers every month for business. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and encourage donations for Feeding America.

You may have seen an email from one of us with this blurb in our email signature: “Help us fight hunger. Donate to Feeding America’s Response Fund here.”

3. Build Awareness for hunger on our digital platforms

We will continue to promote Feeding America’s initiatives, articles, and posts on our website blog and social media pages.

Update 6/3/20:

Route Transportation & Logistics, Inc. has made a 2nd corporate donation to support Feeding America’s efforts to feed families during COVID-19. The funds will be used to enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this time.

According to Feeding America, their network of Food Banks are “distributing more food than ever. From the beginning of March through early May, food banks nationwide distributed more than 947 million meals to people facing hunger in the United States.” While these statistics are remarkable, there has also been a huge increase of individuals and families needing food and visiting food banks for the first time.

We encourage everyone to join us in the fight against hunger.

Learn about the ways you can help food banks here.

Update 5/13/20:

This week we wanted to share the new guidelines from the CDC specifically tailored for truck drivers, and our thanks for both shippers and carriers working with us during this time.

We are truly grateful for the relationships we have built with owner operators, truck drivers, trucking companies, and shippers keeping everything moving. Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your supply chain.

Update 5/6/20:

As of Monday, May 4th, the state of Florida has begun phase one of reopening.

Our corporate office in Bradenton, Florida will be open on Monday, May 11th for the team members who would prefer to work in an office environment and are comfortable with doing so. We will continue to follow federal mandates and the recommendations of the CDC.

The flyer below, distributed by the CDC, is placed throughout our office as a reminder for everyone to be mindful while working. We will provide all materials needed to help prevent the spread of germs. The safety of our team remains first and foremost our priority.

Update 4/29/20:

We are continuing to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, and are focused on the safety and well-being of our shippers, carriers, and team members.

That being said, we wanted to inform our readers about the increase of phishing/scam emails and how to protect yourself from them. Read our latest blog post: What Happens if You Click on Links in Phishing Emails?

Update 4/22/20:

Route Transportation & Logistics has been fortunate to work with shippers and carriers to move essential goods throughout the USA and Canada. During these unprecedented times, we recognize that the best thing that we can do as an organization is to help as many people as we can.

According to the USDA’s 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger. With so many Americans facing job loss and quarantine due to the Coronavirus, access to food may become more difficult. Millions more may need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.

That’s why we have chosen to support Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund with a donation that will help provide thousands of meals to those facing hunger. Feeding America has numerous programs such as Mobile Pantry, Summer Child Nutrition, and Disaster Food Assistance to reach people in need no matter where they live.

We encourage everyone to join us in the fight against hunger.

Learn about the ways you can help food banks here.

Update 4/15/20:

Over the last several weeks, we have worked with thousands of heroic truck drivers, dispatchers, and shippers moving goods throughout the United States and Canada. We have seen the increasing difficulties truck drivers face such as lack of parking, fewer open rest areas, and even less access to water and food. Despite these challenges, our carrier partners continue to risk their lives to keep our supply chains moving.  

We wanted to say, with the utmost sincerity, that we recognize you and thank you. Without truck drivers and other front line workers responding to our country’s emergency, we would not be able to make it through this challenging time.  

We are looking forward to better days when we come out of this healthier, stronger, and wiser on the other side of the curve. 

Stay safe and well out there! 

– The Route team 

Update 4/8/20:

We are continuing to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, and the decision was made to extend working remotely through May 2020. This ensures the safety of our team and service efficiency for our shippers and carriers. Route will remain fully operational, and we are here to help in any way we can.

As always, we want to extend a big thank you to our carrier partners and the truckers out there on the front lines.

Update 4/1/20:

As we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to inform our readers that 100% of our team is safely working from home. We have successfully transitioned to working remotely without any disruptions. Our team is abiding by stay-at-home mandates and guidelines by the CDC, and we are hunkering down to maintain well-being and efficiency of our services.

Truck drivers, trucking companies, and logistics companies are paramount in moving goods during this time, and we are humbled to be an essential service assisting our trucker heroes on the front lines. Our corporate office hours remain the same (8:00 am – 9:00 pm EST), and our after-hours support is available in the evenings and weekends.

We wanted to share this great, compassionate piece of content put together by our colleagues at TriumphPay. It’s the little gestures that make a difference. 

Update 3/25/20:

Here’s a glimpse into several of our team’s (and their furry friends) remote work spaces! 🧐

We are humbled and grateful to continue moving shipments throughout the USA and Canada and assist truckers in getting where they are needed most right now. 

Update 3/17/20:

As the concern for Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow, we wanted to take a moment to share what we are doing in response. At Route Transportation & Logistics, the safety and well-being of shippers, carriers, and team members remain our top priority.

To ensure the safety of our team, we have moved 100% of our staff from the public office space to remote work spaces. Our team is equipped with all of the necessary technology and materials to maintain service efficiency and transparency for our shippers and carriers. We will remain fully operational.

Our corporate office hours will remain the same (8:00 am – 9:00 pm EST), and our after-hours support will still be available in the evenings & weekends. We will continue to monitor all local, state, and federal mandates and the recommendations of the CDC to stay up to date with the progress of the virus.

We are truly committed to providing support and reducing any disruptions COVID-19 may have on your supply chain. We wish you and your associates the best during these next few weeks, and we thank you for the amount of trust you place in our team.

We also wanted to thank carriers and drivers for your hard work and dedication. You work countless hours delivering supplies to restock our shelves during this national emergency.

We can’t do this without you.

Best regards,

The Route team

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Rose Godwin

Rose is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Route Transportation and Logistics. She has been with Route for over 5 years, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from University of South Florida.

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