The team at F|Staff, is honored to be able to support our communities with the essential functions of logistics staffing in this precarious time. The work we do is critical to millions of people, and we’re committed to being there when our customers and drivers need us most.
As we do so your health, safety and well-being are our number one priority, that is why in response to the recent pandemic of COIVID-19 also known as the Corona Virus, F|Staff is taking every protective and precautionary means to ensure your safety.
Things are changing quickly as we navigate this COVID-19 epidemic. We will use this page to share our latest updates. So check back often.
If there is anything we can do to support you during this precarious time, please let us know.
As we respond to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees, drivers and customers remains our top priority. We ask we ask that everyone to takes the necessary preventative measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please take care of your health and well-being. Stay vigilant with preventative cleanliness and personal hygiene. It is also recommended to take measures such as social distancing.
F|Staff will continue to follow the guidance of professional health organizations like; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), National Health Information Center (NHIC), and the National Institutes of Heath (NIH). As always, we will monitor closelly and comply with the directives of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
On March 13, 2020, the FMCSA issued an emergency declaration that temporarily suspended the hour of service regulation for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks. Per the FMCSA emergency declaration:
“Direct assistance means transportation and other relief services provided by a motor carrier or its driver(s) incident to the immediate restoration of essential services (such as medical care) or essential supplies (such as food and fuel) related to COVID-19 outbreaks during the emergency.”
Addendums have been since added to the emergency declaration, including changes to commercial driver’s license regulations.
As this is a fluid situation, it is vital that carriers and drivers stay up to date with any changes made to the standing emergency declaration. Updates, information and resources can be found at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19. On that site, you’ll find information regarding:
Note: additional links and resources may be added to the FMCSA COVID-19 response page. We suggest that you bookmark the site and check back regularly for additional guidance and clarification.
As our nation responds to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic, we are relying on our truck drivers to keep vital goods and services moving. From toilet paper to medical gear to medications and more, our drivers drive everything, and for that, we thank you!
The following resources are for our valued drivers. While not an exhaustive list, these are some precautions you can take while on the road to keep yourself better protected from the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Motor carriers can also use this list to improve driver safety through the COVID-19 response.
We sincerely hope that all our drivers avoid COVID-19. However, if you feel ill, or if you have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, do NOT go to the ER. Call your doctor or nearest urgent care for instructions. Do not go into a doctor’s office unless directed to do so by a medical professional, or if you are exhibiting the early warning signs listed below.
If you are at home, self-isolate in your home and maintain a safe distance from family members. If you are away from home, immediately inform dispatch of your situation an self-isolate per the CDC recommended guidelines.
In an effort to keep from overwhelming our medical facilities, it’s important to seek medical help responsibly. Call your doctor or local urgent care, or use a telemedicine service. Companies like CVS and many medical facilities are offering low-cost telemedicine to anyone who needs it. Per the CDC, if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek in-person medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Any F|Staff driver who feels ill and suspects they may be infected with COVID-19 should follow the recommendations of the CDC. Your medical provider is your best source of information and will secure testing if needed.
There is a lot of information out there right now. Not all of it is factual, and many scammers are taking this as an opportunity to take advantage of people’s fear and trust. We want to keep our drivers and motor carrier customers safe on all fronts. We recommend the following: