Contingency Ensures Uninterrupted Service
Stevens Supplies During COVID-19 Crisis
The rapid spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has sparked alarm worldwide. With origins in China, the illness is a respiratory virus that has upended global markets, including supply chains. According to guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), transportation employees are considered “essential critical infrastructure workers.”
Our business continuity plan allows its employees to work remotely and provide seamless operational support to ensure uninterrupted service to its customers.
– Clay Aaron, President
“Stevens Transport is constantly monitoring new developments throughout the United States concerning the spread of COVID-19 and its impact,” President Clay Aaron said. “We have contingency plans at the corporate and departmental level to ensure we are able to maintain business operations during this situation. Our business continuity plan allows its employees to work remotely and provide seamless operational support to ensure uninterrupted service to its customers.”
Stevens has also implemented mandatory health and safety procedures as part of its proactive approach to prevent the spread of germs and any potential outbreak of COVID-19, including nightly deep cleanings of the entire facility and hotel, distributing educational materials to all employees, contractors, vendors, and CDL schools and training partners, as well as limiting the admission of visitors onto the property.
While some Operations employees may work remotely, many of Stevens’ drivers are still on the road, risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving to stores, hospitals, and elsewhere.
“Professional drivers nationwide are stepping up to ensure our food and medical supplies get delivered to all in need,” Vice President of Driver Relations Angela Horowitz said. “I’m so proud and thankful for the dedication and hard work of our driving force to this mission in serving our country in the midst of difficult times. We are sending daily Qualcomm messages to keep our drivers up to date with the latest information that we have from the CDC regarding best practices and updates from our shippers and receivers. We are here for them, behind them, and working right next to them to ensure their continued success.”
I believe that I speak for every driver when I say that I feel especially lucky to be with a company with an abundance of freight that will help me still earn a paycheck.
– Thomas Cochran, Driver
Stevens Contractor Division
Stevens Contractor Thomas Cochran shared his experience of being a driver during this time. ‘With all of the industries that are being shut down, we are so lucky to be a part of an industry that will not follow suit because it is both indestructible and vital. I believe that I speak for every driver when I say that I feel especially lucky to be with a company with an abundance of freight that will help me still earn a paycheck.”
To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, the CDC recommends avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then discarding it into the trash.