MIAMI, FLORIDA, July 31st 2020
After these unusual months, we wanted to inform you that GLT is still here for you. To keep our entire team safe and healthy we continue working remotely, but fully operational. From GLT we hope you and your family are safe.
In today’s update, we have included important aspects to consider these days and help you ease your operations. Here are some recommendations to embrace emergent changes.
Labor and resources shortage due to COVID-19 outbreak
The are many carriers that are finding it hard to keep up the demand due to the pandemic outbreak and the extended regulations to operate, this has resulted in lack of equipment/driver resources and some customers have been experiencing delays in the pick-up and/or delivery process.
What do we recommend?
These times are not simple, and they are asking for some flexibility from all of us. Try to organize and quote with enough time to meet deadlines and try to extend them as well.
If you want to learn more about the national emergency warrants and recommendations, here are some links:
– Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Extension and Modification of Expanded Emergency Declaration: Click here
– Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) recommendations for Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Click here
Carriers are reluctant to ask their employees for the Proof of Delivery (POD) signature due to possible cross-contamination
Due to biosecurity concerns around the world and the rigorous processes that are being carried out to avoid cross-contamination, many carriers are cautious and not forcing their employees to request the Proof of Delivery (POD) signature at the point of delivery, looking to avoid the exposure and possible contagion with paperwork or electronic pads.
What do we recommend?
Given the current circumstances, we recommend to all parties involved to double-check the freight and their conditions in front of the carrier and before they leave the facilities. In case you need to make notes in the POD, ask the driver to allow you to add this information. If the driver refuses to hand the document out, make sure to get videos and pictures of the freight with the driver present just to have a backup that will be helpful to you in the event of needing it and have the necessary support to file a claim for any damages or anomalies found.
Make sure to avoid unnecessary extra charges… specially in these stressful times
Extra charges are no joke, and you don’t need to add stressors to your daily schedule, not today, not tomorrow. We want to share some content we have created explaining the most common extra charges and recommendations to avoid unnecessary extra costs. We believe this information is going to be useful to understand those charges and learn how to prevent them.
Print this clear shipment information and use it as a checklist before quoting. It will save you time and money!
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