Our nation’s 3 million truck drivers are keeping the heart of America’s economic engine running during these difficult times. These everyday heroes are traveling our interstates, highways, and byways day-in and day-out to deliver and replenish the supplies that we desperately need during this crisis. Thank you, truckers, we couldn’t do this without you.
We hope this update finds you safe, protected, and well. Canal remains 100% operational on a remote basis through Week 2 of the COVID-19 emergency.
Our enterprise commitments remain positive and proactive, with fact rather than fear based perspective supporting our market responsiveness and customer service. Facts confirm that demand for freight in multiple sectors and geographies is surging, based on confirmation from several of our direct contacts in the freight brokerage community.
We understand that this may not be true for some commodities and regions, and Canal is prepared to support those insureds in need with parked vehicle arrangements and flexibility on reporting policy minimums. However, the current Canal headlines belong to the significant number of motor carriers we insure that remain on interstates providing heroic service to our nation moving critical freight at a critical time. This includes over 90% of our TestDrive customers who were rolling stronger than ever last week, based on their direct feedback received through our customer support efforts.
Canal is proud to provide service and product to our insureds that are proving to be so vital in helping America pull out of this crisis. #CanalInsurance #TruckingInsurance #COVID19
QTNA: Will truck stops and travel centers remain open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
Trucking remains a vital source to keep our country sustained during this national emergency, but there has been some confusion regarding whether or not truck stops and travel stations will remain open during these uncertain times.
As of right now, the majority of nationally operated travel centers remain OPEN with vital capacity. In addition, fuel supply is not currently an issue. These operations remain open for food, supplies, restrooms, and shower facilities, although certain restrictions are being implemented to ensure safe social distancing in common areas.
For a current list of open facilities and additional information on specific travel center vendor information, please visit: https://www.ttnews.com/articles/how-truck-stops-are-serving-truckers-while-keeping-them-safe