Bruce Blaise, CEO of the Kenan Advantage Group (KAG), has shared his insight on COVID-19 and its impact on the transportation industry.
Blaise, who is head of North America’s largest tank truck provider and logistics provider, said: “I can’t begin to express how proud I am of the attitude, the camaraderie and the true ‘fight’ shown by our employees and others in our industry on the frontlines of this pandemic.
“This includes the thousands of transportation employees such as drivers, dispatchers, technicians, etc., making sure critical supplies are delivered daily to protect, feed and maintain the lives of everyone.”
KAG delivers fuels, food, industrial gases, such as oxygen to hospitals, and chemicals- vital for disinfectants and cleaning supplies.
“Although it is difficult to grasp a silver lining from this unprecedented global event, it is so awesome to see the passion and determination of our pandemic heroes on display. Our people are fighting like it is a battle and we’re out to win it. Without hesitation, they continue to risk their safety and the safety of their families to protect others every day,” continued Blaise.
“We’ve also seen other great examples such as drivers giving up shifts to other drivers who are supporting families; strangers holding ‘Thank a Trucker’ signs on roadways and bridges; and an explosion of heartfelt social media posts. KAG was built to survive pandemics, hurricanes, floods, fires and everything Mother Nature has thrown our way, but this show of respect for our people and others in our industry is truly inspirational.”
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