As the nation’s truck drivers stay on the move during the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to encounter numerous issues given the disruption of normal business operations. To help truckers navigate this ever-changing landscape, Geotab has launched COVID Guardian as a free add-in to its Geotab Drive mobile app, which helps organizations meet compliance regulations, improve fleet productivity, and keep drivers safe.
Geotab’s COVID Guardian enables drivers to find critical information in one central location, including:
- Sanitation - finding which restrooms are open/closed and their revised hours of operation;
- Food Options - finding grocery stores, places to eat, online ordering capabilities, and revised hours of operation;
- Parking - finding operational parking lots;
- COVID Regulation Modifications - staying updated on changing regulations regarding establishment hours of operations, CDL certifications, etc.
Providing data for all U.S. states, COVID Guardian also includes a state filter for finding state-specific COVID-19 updates as well as updates for the top 9 nearest states. The app also features an easy feedback mechanism to provide feedback on info accuracy on non COVID regulations.
“While many of us were sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic --- sheltering in place and working from home --- truckers continued to maintain their pace, transporting essential goods across the country. One of the biggest issues that truckers have faced during this time is that the routes they were accustomed to pre-pandemic have been riddled with ever-changing closures, hours of operation, regulations and more. Designed to address truckers’ frustrations and vital need for up-to-date information, our COVID Guardian add-in to the Geotab Drive mobile app will give hundreds of thousands of truckers across the U.S. easy access to this important information --- helping them keep healthy, fed and safe during this unprecedented time,” says Scott Sutarik, VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab.