The coronavirus has upended several things, but the transportation and freight industry will keep on trucking. Entering into fall and winter, we want you to stay healthy while working on the road.
As a driver, you spend a lot of time in your truck. However, there are times when you may be at increased risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Potential sources of exposure include contact with truck stop attendants, store workers, dock workers and other truck drivers. You also increase your risk by touching your nose, mouth, or eyes after contacting surfaces handled by a person with COVID-19.
It’s also important to know the common symptoms of COVID-19, which include:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pain
- New loss of taste and/or smell
If you believe you contracted COVID-19, follow these steps:
- Contact your supervisor.
- Stay home if you have symptoms.
- Isolate at home and do not return to work until you meet the criteria to do so.
Also, wash your hands, maintain a 6-foot distance from others and wear a face mask. If you are on the road this season, continue to practice proper hygiene.
FLI wants our customers to stay healthy and safe. If you have any questions for our team or about our operations, please call or email us.