With millions of Americans now on lockdown, home-delivery orders have soared, and the companies have become among the few power sources keeping the lights on in the darkening U.S. economy.
Many workers in the logistics and delivery industry get at most a handful of paid sick days a year. That can push them to work through coughs and fevers. Now, with so many people and businesses relying on a functioning delivery system, the pressure to go in has only intensified, workers said.
At XPO, which handles shipping for companies like Disney, Nike and Verizon and has a large fleet of trucks that haul goods nationwide, warehouse workers and truck drivers do not get any paid sick days. The company, which has faced intense criticism from employees about dangerous work conditions in its warehouses, offers to “lend” workers up to 100 hours of time off, but employees have to repay that time.
Read the article at SF Gate.
SureCam has introduced a new dashcam rental model that allows businesses to bundle hardware and software into one monthly payment to remove the ‘prohibitive’ initial outlay for hardware.
Introduced in North America as well as the UK, it’s particularly aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses with fleets and intended to help them access the cost-saving advantages of video monitoring.
Under the scheme, fleets pay a monthly fee to remotely access event-triggered fleet video in near-real time. In addition to video, SureCam’s online platform provides fleet risk reporting, vehicle location tracking, and history trip reporting, including the option of live monitoring services.
Read the article at International Fleet World.
KPA just released a free COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources Center for employers needing information to help keep their workforce healthy and safe.
The Resource Center includes five safety training courses, several webinars, checklists, and the latest updates from KPA’s team of experts in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources.
“KPA is committed to helping organizations keep their workforce healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Chris Fanning, President and CEO of KPA.
As the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip around the world, city streets have transformed overnight - roads from Beirut to London to Atlanta have become arteries without blood.
With offices, schools, businesses and public institutions closing their doors, and households buttoning up under “shelter in place” orders, public transit systems are seeing ridership tank as millions of commuters follow work-from-home orders or choose options that involve less social contact.
But as the transportation leaders fight to keep networks and businesses intact in the teeth of this pandemic, the world is getting a striking glimpse, in certain ways, of the things that sustainability advocates have been imagining for years. Air and water pollution is clearing. It remains to be seen how many of the 1.35 million lives lost every year in car crashes around the world might be saved by coronavirus-related shutdowns.
Read the article at CityLab.