There’s not a person in the world who hasn’t heard of the coronavirus. Undoubtedly, every one of us has been affected in one way or another, some much more than others.
If you have experienced loss during this time, please know that our hearts go out to you. If you have experienced hardship, know that we are also supporting you from afar, and we hope that your life returns to normalcy and that you’re able to thrive, sooner than later. These times are challenging, that’s for sure. There’s a spectrum of feelings that you might be feeling. We’re doing our best to focus on the positivity. Together, we’ve got this!
A note of gratitude
For those of you who are working on the frontlines—You’re Heroes! Everyone from doctors to nurses to teachers navigating homeschool to grocery store workers to mail carriers to truckers and transportation industry partners who are working tirelessly, we thank you. We are endlessly grateful for all you are doing for all of us and our communities. Please continue to stay safe and healthy.
Never take logistics and transportation for granted again
In these times, we’re learning how much we depend on the logistics and transportation systems that we’ve taken for granted for quite possibly, our entire lives. Think of everything you use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. How did it arrive at your door or at the store where you bought it? When was the last time you needed to ship something, either business or personal? How did you send it? How did you know when it arrived, and that it came in one piece?
When you step back and think about the supply chain and the modes of transportation it took to get to you, you’ll never take your deliveries for granted again.
Keep your chin up
Practicing gratitude for the little things is a great daily habit for us all, and one to start now if you’re not already doing it. There is power in being positive, and though it’s not always easy, you can manifest great things. Quite often, you can avoid conflict and pain with the power of positivity (not in every situation, of course, but give it a try!). In trying times like the ones we’re living in, it can be extra challenging to keep your chin up and look on the bright side of life. When it comes to working in the world of logistics and transportation, we believe that when you’re positive, you’ll find that your mood lifts and that things usually work out just fine.
Don’t lose sleep over what you can’t control, but rather, control the interactions you have with others and be positive! It’s contagious.
We all rely on the transportation industry
If you didn’t realize how much you relied on the smooth operations of the logistics and transportation industry before this pandemic began, you probably do now. International trade has changed tremendously, and you may or may not be able to get the products you need. Perhaps you want to ship products or packages overseas, and that’s not an option right now. It’s incredible to think of what we take for granted.
In terms of transportation, the food chain has been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and we’re all feeling it…supplies are down, and shipments are fewer. It won’t last forever, but there’s nothing like staring at the empty grocery shelves to realize how reliant we are on transportation to receive our everyday essentials. We’re so lucky that the shelves are getting restocked! It may not be happening as quickly as it once did, but there’s a lot to be grateful for. (Ehem, toilet paper.)
Thank you truckers!
It’s not easy being behind the wheel moving LTL freight or working for an LTL carrier in the times of the coronavirus. The jobs of folks working the front lines in this industry have changed dramatically. We want to give a shout out, and a generous thank you to all of the truckers who are diligently working to bring us the supplies we need. They’re dealing with all kinds of hiccups in their processes: many rest areas are closed, so using the restroom, getting food, and taking breaks are much more difficult than it was a few months ago. We should all express our deepest gratitude to the truckers who are on the frontlines, working for all of us.
Spread joy and be positive
It’s easy to want to go on a downward spiral when there’s so much uncertainty, but there’s no better time to be grateful for all of the things we do have. Take the time to tell those around you that you love them. Share your positivity and gratitude with the businesses that are working hard to help you feel as “normal” as they possibly can.
PS—we’re grateful to you! Thanks, as always, for your support.