During this challenging period, as our nation fights the COVID-19 outbreak, I want to let you know that C&K Holdings, C&K Trucking, AV Logistics, and Skyline Express are fully operational and taking all necessary precautions. We are focused on awareness, prevention, containment, and recovery, and will continue to provide our customers with the best possible service.
PUTTING HEALTH FIRST
Of primary concern is the health and safety of our employees, drivers, independent contractors, business partners, customers, and the communities around us. Our leadership team has developed a series of protocols based on the most up-to-date recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, we have developed a highly adaptable business continuity plan explicitly designed to be adjusted as local conditions and further refined guidance from the CDC dictates.
A significant component of this business continuity plan is remote work for those employees whose jobs can be performed from offsite locations. Currently, we greater than half of our employees work from home, and the remaining employees are working on rotating shifts to keep separation.
For the health of those employees who continue to work on-site in our terminals and offices, we are taking numerous measures to ensure that we have as safe a work environment as possible. We have increased cleaning and sanitation efforts of all of our facilities, with extra attention to common areas, breakrooms, entrances and exits, individual work stations and equipment, and restrooms. We send daily communications to educate all of our employees and to raise awareness of how to avoid contamination and how to slow its spread.
Although we have been as proactive and aggressive as possible with these increased prevention measures, we recognize that it is likely that there will be an increase in absenteeism as our employees see to their health and that of their families. For the majority of our employees who will continue to work inside our company-owned facilities during this period, we are advising them that if they do not feel well, have a fever, or exhibit any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (excessive coughing, headache, running nose) that they must stay home. Furthermore, we are encouraging common sense “social distancing” policies, and asking people to limit their close and physical contact with each other.
Please rest assured that our leadership team is reviewing our protocols and business continuity plans daily to mitigate the impacts of these changes as they occur to the best of our ability. We have implemented daily management calls solely focused on COVID-19. We monitor all developments so that we can quickly adapt, and continue to provide our valued customers with the service and attention to detail that has become synonymous with C&K Holdings, AV Logistics, C&K Trucking, and Skyline Express. More importantly, we will provide the best service possible while putting the safety of our teams, customers, and the community at the forefront.
For additional information about COVID-19, please visit the following resources.
CDC COVID-19 Page
World Health Organization (WHO)
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments related to our COVID-19 policies. Thank you, and stay safe.
President of C&K Holdings