Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Service Update

03/24/2020

To Our Valued Customers,


As part of Transportation and Logistics, Peninsula Truck Lines is an "essential" business and will remain open to our customers that require service. The COVID-19 situation is evolving and we are processing new information as it becomes available and planning accordingly each day.

The states of Washington and Oregon have each issued "Stay Home" policies that are in the process of going into effect. In order to maintain an efficient supply chain we are asking that you confirm availability for your customers to receive shipments. However, we understand that this is an evolving situation for you as well and we will make every effort to delivery shipments you tender to us. If you have any questions please contact your account executive or customer service.

We appreciate your business and thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Service Update for Washington and Oregon

03/23/2020

The states of Washington and Oregon have both announced further restrictions of public movement. Each have their own variations of "Stay Home" policies to battle the COVID-19 virus. Trucking is classified as an “essential” part of the supply chain and Peninsula Truck Lines will continue to operate. We are reviewing the situation daily to determine the best way to maintain our service levels as safely and responsibly as possible for our employees and the communities we serve.

California Service Update

03/23/2020

Our partner DHE continues to operate under the state guidelines of being an essential business. The statewide "Stay at Home" executive order by the state of California exempts transportation and logistics as the supply chain must continue.

The Executive Order exempts operation of "critical infrastructure sectors", including transportation and logistics, as outlined in guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security. Furthermore, the Executive Order explicitly states "the supply chain must continue".

DHE will make pickups and deliveries from those locations that are open for business. We will continue to review the COVID-19 situation daily and communicate changes to service levels if they occur.

PITT OHIO COVID-19 Service Alert

03/18/2020

In accordance with new PA state guidelines that went into effect today all nonessential businesses have been instructed to close.

Effective 3/18/2020 please do not tender any shipments to PITT OHIO that are consigned to a nonessential business that is located in the state of PA.

The PA governor’s office describes nonessential business as: "public facing industries such as entertainment, hospitality, and recreation facilities, including but not limited to community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons and barber shops, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls except for pharmacy or other health care facilities within retail operations."

If you are unsure if a consignee will be open, we recommend that you check with your PA consignee prior to tendering the shipment to PITT OHIO. This extra step will minimize extra expense for both of our organizations.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Peninsula Truck Lines is Monitoring the COVID-19 Situation

03/16/2020

Peninsula Truck Lines is monitoring the COVID-19 situation each day to determine the best and safest way to move forward. We are always focused on the well-being of our customers and the communities we serve and that will not change during this time.

The past week in the Pacific Northwest has been concerning for all of us. We have been monitoring the news closely and have made adjustments to our daily operations. Peninsula has implemented best practices for hygiene, customer interaction and updated cleaning procedures at our facilities. We’ve also considered various scenarios we may encounter in the coming days and will continue to analyze daily.

We appreciate all of our customers and communities we serve and thank you for your business.

Sincerely,

Brent Vander Pol
President
Peninsula Truck Lines