As healthcare and among many essential providers are on the front lines fighting against COVID-19, truck drivers and delivery drivers at Legacy Logistics USA have been working persistently to help deliver the consumer’s needs all across California.
Whether driving long hours or short distance across the state, Californian’s rely on the bravery of drivers at the forefront supply delivery. While they are helping us, we must make sure they are taking care to protect themselves and those around them from all unnecessary exposures and other issues that have been created by the pandemic.
Keeping Drivers Safe and Trucks Clean
There are ways to help keep our drivers safe during the pandemic, it is important how to monitor and focus on the daily disinfecting and cleaning efforts of each vehicle. Not only will this help ensure the safety of the drivers but also ensuring the safety of the technicians that are needed to properly maintain the vehicles on the road.
Use Good Hygiene Practices
It is highly important to frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers or wipes to help clean frequently all retouched surfaces. When coughing or sneezing, use your elbow or use paper towel and throw them away in the trash. Make sure to also wash your hands after coming in contact with handles and knobs.
Use Social Distance
Avoiding high-traffic gathering points such as rest spots, lounges and make sure to maintain a safe distance whenever you need to visit these places. Be careful when it comes to switching vehicles with others drivers, assisting with loading and unloading cargo, spending time in your vehicle. You want to make sure you are always taking precautions during these actions.
Carefully Plan Routes
Know which rest areas and truck stops are open during your delivery shift. Find a safe and secure place to eat and rest.
Take care of yourself.
If you feel like you have been close to someone who has been infected with the virus and begin to feel sick, stay home. See a healthcare provider and isolate yourself for at least 14 days. A useful tip is to keep a “health pack” in your truck that includes; thermometer, extra latex gloves, wipes, and over the counter medicine such as, ibuprofen, that you may need. Make sure to keep in contact with your dispatch if you ever need anything.
To our Legacy Logistics USA drivers, thank you for doing the important work of keeping California open. For more information on how to protect your health and safety during the pandemic visit www.cdc.gov.