This information was provided to AWESOME leaders in a Special Alert on March 24.
Key Resources and Information from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Others
FMCSA Expanded Transportation Waiver: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a new waiver for truck driver hours-of-service which includes fuel, paper products and other groceries as well as raw materials such as paper, plastic and alcohol used to manufacture essential items. FMCSA also added an FAQ to help explain the waiver.
Valuable insights from a leading engineering and logistics expert on ramping up manufacturing and distribution:
View this 7-minute interview on Bloomberg TV with Yossi Sheffi, Director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Professor of Engineering Systems.
You can learn more from Dr. Sheffi on a CSCMP-NASSTRAC webinar this Friday, March 27th at 11am CDT. He will discuss when shortages of parts and products will start hitting US factories and retailers and what companies should be doing now. If you are a CSCMP or NASSTRAC member, you can register here.
Facts about the COVID-19 pandemic from top health professionals:
Learn more from this webcast featuring two leading medical specialists from Rush University Medical Center, as interviewed by Donna Zarcone, President of The Economic Club of Chicago. (Approximately 57 minutes)
Business Information & Workplace Guidance
You can find a comprehensive set of resources on the ALAN website. This includes many links to workplace and communication information, OSHA and CDC guidance, FMCSA and FEMA information. The site and links are updated daily.