COVID-19 Bulletin: May 8

CTA Issues Document on Guidelines to Reopening Provincial Economies

CTA has assembled the latest information on current plans for reopening provincial economies as the country attempts the slow process of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The document contains timelines and a snapshot of what provinces are doing to gradually reopen business sectors and other activities, including links to the latest provincial plans and guidelines available to the public.

Members are encouraged to contact their local provincial association for the latest information or if additional details are required.


 

Transport Canada provides additional guidance on use of PPE for commercial vehicle drivers

The updated document assists in distinguishing the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and provide guidance with respect to their use as it pertains to commercial vehicle drivers.  Specific information with respect to Face Masks, Gloves and Eye Protection is provided, including and instructional video on the proper removal of Gloves.  For complete details, click here


 

TC Pilot Project to Test e-shipping Docs

The following is a status update on Transport Canada’s pilot project to test electronic shipping documents for the transportation of dangerous goods.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, this pilot will play a vital role in testing alternative ways to support physical distancing and eliminating the exchange of physical documents in both daily operations and emergency response situations.

Our webpage has been updated with information on:

  • Participating Companies – view the equivalency certificates issued to participating companies.
  • Project Notice – find the latest developments, including a Notice to first responders explaining how to get shipping document information during an incident.

If you are a company that currently has the capacity to communicate shipping document information electronically, please contact .

If you would like to partner to help publish content about electronic shipping documents on social media or internal newsletters, please send an email to TDGEShipping-ExpeditionETMD@tc.gc.ca.


 

Trucking industry under siege from cyber-attackers in wake of pandemic fears

All the coronavirus’ implications on a business aren’t always obvious at first, especially for carriers that haven’t been forced to layoff personnel.

Millions of employees nationwide have been dutifully coming to work everyday, but as the world around them changes – and evolves into increasing levels of uncertainly – the aftereffects of this new reality can weigh heavily on their minds.

“This is a very emotional time,” said Dupre Logistics’ Chief Information Officer Bob Verret, “and when you’re emotional, you tend to be distracted.”

Verret will discuss the ways distracted employees can increase a carrier’s vulnerability to cyberattack at CCJ‘s online event, “Upshift: How to Find Opportunities During This Challenging Time.” He will be joined by B-H Transfer Vice President of Administration John Wilson and Matt Cacace, Daseke’s senior vice president of business systems.

Full story here.

 

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