Carriers may face penalties, shutdowns under Virginia COVID-19 regs
By John Gallagher on August 5th, 2020
Recently, FreightWaves reported that the state of Virginia will soon require companies to classify employees by risk-level based on job duties. Since truck drivers are on the front lines and oftentimes require less than 6 feet of separation when picking up and dropping off freight, they will most likely be impacted. "For everyone's safety, it makes sense for employers to proactively develop a preparedness plan in case someone exhibits symptoms", said Dean Corbolotti Sleek Fleet Shipper Engagement Director. "It's still too early to understand the impact on the transportation industry. We hope there are no negative ramifications. Carriers, and shippers, have already endured so much".