Dept. of Homeland Security Declares Trucking Industry Part of Essential Infrastructure
March 30, 2020
Truck drivers are heroes, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As part of what the Department of Homeland Security declares the essential workers group, drivers are certainly in the thick of the danger zone. It is for that that reason and several others, that everyone in the trucking industry needs to be extra cautious to minimize their risk of contracting the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. These droplets are released when someone with COVID-19 sneezes, coughs, or talks. Infectious droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs." It can also be contracted by touching contaminated surfaces with your hands and then touching your face. Thankfully, something as simple as washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds helps to eliminate risk. It is especially important to wash your hands when you have been in large groups of people or possible contaminated areas.
Those working in the essential workers group need to take every precaution to remain safe and healthy as their work is so valuable. To learn more about being part of the essential workers group, please visit this website: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce .
Millis Transfer is thankful to all of our employees and industry workers during this global crisis. If you would like to be part of the solution on a day-to-day basis, give Millis Transfer a call today at 1-800-937-0880. Your service makes a significant difference.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 14 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits.
Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. To learn more, please visit www.millistransfer.com or www.mtidriving.com.