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Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Update March 19, 2020

Our company has taken a few steps to prevent the spread of viruses in our office. We have reduced the number of persons working in the office by sending some employees to work from a remote location. We have also has posted new prevention procedures for visitors, and internal staff responsibilities, in order to prevent the spread of viruses. 

We are ready and willing to close our office and work from home should the spread of COVID-19 continue at an aggressive pace, or should the governments order all businesses to close and citizens to shelter in place.


Update March 18, 2020

The Canadian and US governments have both announced a unilateral closure of the Canada-USA border to all non-essential traffic. This does not include commercial traffic, although commercial drivers are being told to self-isolate if they have returned from affected zones in the USA. Many shippers and receivers on both sides of the border have changed they procedures in how they handle commercial drivers visiting their locations, and we have asked our drivers to abide by all the programs that are in place.


Update March 17, 2020

The Canadian government has instructed non-essential businesses to close if they cannot meet the social distancing requirements. Restaurants, bars, places of worship, and other public spaces must close to prevent social gatherings. We will adjust our operations to abide by this.


Update March 16, 2020

The Canadian government has closed the border to visitors to Canada who are not US or Canadian residents. However, they have stated that commercial traffic will be unaffected. Our office and fleet will remain fully operational. We are taking steps to sanitize our office and surrounding areas and are prepared to transition to working remotely if the need arises. We are asking our drivers to abide by the temporary policies set in place by our customers that they visit.

The State of Washington announced a state-wide ban on all gatherings over 50 persons in attendance, and has closed all public social/lounge spaces such as movie theaters, restaurants, and coffee shops. Grocery stores, fuel stations, banks and other necessary amenities will remain open. We ask all our drivers to follow temporary procedures set up by our customers at their shipping and receiving locations that they visit.


T & P Trucking is aware of and continually monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in North America. We are currently planning procedures and an updated statement regarding this issue.

Currently, we will remain open and fully operational. Should we need to, we will transition to working remotely in order to prevent the spread of illnesses and to safeguard our team members. We will take all precautionary measures necessary to ensure the safety of our employees, drivers, customers and the public.

We recommend that all employees and drivers implement the following hygene practices always in their day to day activities to prevent the spread of sickness and disease:

  • Wash or disinfect your hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth with anything but clean hands, clean paper or cloth towels.
  • Regularly disinfect your work spaces and work equipment with an alcohol based cleaning solution
  • Avoid close contact with those who are exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness
  • If you are feeling run down or showing signs of sickness, stay at home and get needed rest

We will continue to monitor the government agencies for updates regarding this pandemic and if we need to take further action. We will update you further as we learn more. Thank you!

Samuel Pattison

Director

 

 

Safety is no Accident

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If you have been following our blogs or our Instagram account then you know how much emphasis the T&P team puts on safety. That is why we were so excited to receive an award from the Trucking Safety Council of BC recognizing our efforts. While we didn’t do it for the rewards or recognition, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s always nice when someone recognizes and appreciates your work.

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New Semi-Truck Regulations

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Say the word ‘Humboldt’ to almost anyone and you are guaranteed to stir up certain images or emotions.
We all have seen images from the crash. Over time we have also come to know and understand why this accident happened.
It was the result of a lack of training for commercial vehicle operators. The worst part is that the Humboldt crash is not an isolated incident.
In one report focused on accidents caused by commercial vehicles, it was discovered that approximately 5,000 people die each year as a result from semi truck crashes.
Many are left to wonder if there is anything that can be done to reduce these numbers and make the roads safe for everyone.
One government official seems to have the solution.

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How to be a Healthy Truck Driver

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Every truck driver knows how important their truck is. Without it their vacations and livelihood could suffer. So they take the time to look after it, making sure it receives proper care and maintenance. They want their rig to perform at its best and stay running for years to come.
However, taking care of your truck is only half the battle. You also need to take care of yourself! For someone whose spends most of his or her time on the road, this is no easy task. If you search online, you’ll find articles detailing the top 10, 25, or even 50 ways to stay healthy as a truck driver.
50 ways?!
Health is important, but who is going to remember 50 different methods? How about 6?
We’ve gone through these mega lists and cut it down to a 6 step process to keep your mind and body performing at their best. (Hint: it’s a lot easier than you think)

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Do Truck Drivers Need More Training?

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You’ve likely seen a semi truck making a tight turn or difficult maneuver, and think “Wow, those drivers are skilled. They must have a lot of training!” True, there are thousands of trained, experienced, and professional truck drivers. But is this always the case?
The findings of this CBC News investigation may surprise you.

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Bungee Or Tie Down?

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It wasn’t long after the first elastic band was patented in 1922 that the bungee cord was created and it too would prove to be a useful tool for pretty much everyone. Today, whether you drive a 80,000 lb transport truck or two door hatchback you will find many uses for a good bungee cord. However despite its many uses it IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be used in lieu of a proper tie-down strap.
Here are some reasons as to why:

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Announcing a New ELD Partnership

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With the ELD deadline approaching on December 18th of this year, we are happy that our early efforts find a supportive ELD provider has paid off. Without having to deal with device shortages and a waiting list, T&P Trucking is happy to announce that we will be utilizing the full support of Switchboard Inc for their electronic logging, GPS, IFTA, safety and document management services!

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The EL’D-Day’ Is Coming

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Whether you have been driving truck for the past 30 years or you have recently started to drive truck 6 months ago, we are all about to enter into a whole new world of trucking. Unless you have been living in a cave, you have seen the non stop flow of news articles, Facebook posts, and YouTube videos all discussing the facts and opinions about the implementation of the ELDs and the coming December 18, 2017 deadline. Since we are so close to this EL’D-day’ what can we expect from traffic authorities and their handling of truck drivers and their respective companies?

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Protecting Truckers From Road Rage

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We live in an exciting time. Technological achievements are advancing further and further every year. Cars and trucks can now drive themselves, our phones give us an almost endless reach to a wealth of information, and scientific achievements are helping people live even longer. Despite these many accomplishments there exists a plague among us, though it is not an infectious disease, nor is it an insect attack of biblical proportion. In this post we uncover the ugly facts of this growing plague that is affecting millions of regular well-being people..

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Substance Awareness: Opioids

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When you feel a headache intensifying or your sciatic nerve starts to flare up again, what is the first action you will likely take? For many, grabbing a bottle of painkillers is commonly a first move towards achieving relief for a variety of painful ailments. Does this classify you as an addict or dependent, just because you want relief from your pain? If we frequently use painkillers, does that mean we are at risk of developing a dependency or an addiction to opioids from pain medications?

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