TIA Daily COVID-19 Update – March 25th (Morning Edition)
As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Morning Update for March 25. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
OPERATIONAL NEEDS SURVEY RESULTS:
We had 126 members respond to the quick survey. Here’s what you reported:
Regarding employees, 17% of respondents said they were continuing to hire quality staff, 55% reported that they’re delaying hiring new staff or contractors, and only 25% said they would be reducing staff.
Regarding your business, 43% of respondents said they would seek financial guidance, 26sai% said they would seek legal advice, 21% said they would seek to reassess their insurance policies, and 53% said they would be adjusting their business plan.
60% of respondents said they were communicating more frequently with your customers and 43% said they were looking to provide their customers with specific resources to help them deal with issues surrounding COVID.
29% of respondents said they would utilize their TIA membership more, and 24% said they would assist TIA’s Advocacy efforts more. That must mean that the rest of you are already maxing out with TIA. Remember, you can re-purpose any TIA material for your customers!
The Senate and White House reached agreement on a business support bill last night. We’ll have the details in the afternoon edition.
A former employee of Grizella, who has her Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) designation and is now part of the hospitality industry, announced several hotels open for truckers.
- Clarion Williston – $89.00 / Night + Tax
- El Rancho Williston – $89.00 / Night + Tax
- Minot Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham – $49.00 / Night + Tax
- Sleep Inn & Suites Minot – $79.00 / Night + Tax
Amenities Available for Truckers:
- Conveniently Located Close to Truck Stops
- 2-for-1 Drinks at Hotels with Bar & Grills
- A Drink Waiting for Them Upon Arrival
- Curbside Take-Out
- Newly Updated Rooms
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Fitness Room
- 24 Hr. Front Desk Assistance
As India begins to shut down its almost 1.5 billion people, enjoy Tommy Dorsey’s “Song of India.”