While the entire world is battling a gruesome pandemic, there are some people who are risking their lives to keep ours running. In the logistics services industry, these heroes are not just working day and night, but also travelling miles in risky areas to get work done.
These unsung heroes are the essential service workers that look after the most important thing in business – the logistics.
During this pandemic, we have seen it first hand through our team. Our teams of supervisors and truck drivers left no stones upturned to ensure that our clients got the deliveries to keep their businesses running. Please rest assured that our team has been taking complete precautions for their as well as the client’s safety.
Their dedication made us think of all the things essential service workers do to keep our lives running. Let’s have a look.
They are the key to success
Let’s be real, if essential services are stopped, a lot of business will go bankrupt. Even amidst the lockdown, essential services had to be kept running because they are…essential to humankind. Road transport workers for example had to keep transport running to deliver things like medical equipment and raw materials to companies, even if it meant getting infected through close contact with other people.
Ecommerce deliveries never stopped and it led to many delivery boys getting COVID-19 even with all the precautions. Online food delivery increased during this time as more and more people ordered food online, also the transport of fruits and vegetables kept running to meet those demands. Government officials had to go to work in order to assist in day-to-day tasks, this also included toll workers, traffic police and vigilant officers that handled checks on roadways.
Their efforts kept the country on-track, and they deserve high respect amongst many other things.
Risk is more prominent for logistics workers
Logistics workers had to deal with a lot. With a shortage of adequate taskforce, many had to work long hours to make up for the demand. What’s more, workers like drivers and supervisors couldn’t eat or take care of themselves on the roads because eateries and pit stops were closed. Even though they work inside trucks, many drivers came in contact with other workers during transit. The demand for transport never curbed and the rise in petrol prices led to a cut in their management budgets. All workers had to adhere to safety measures for the sake of the clients and also deal with problems related to late deliveries.
We collectively tend to forget that essential workers have been working with similar difficulties way before the pandemic. Long working hours, unreasonable customer demands, financial problems and more have plagued the logistics industry for quite a long time.
They are the true unsung heroes that keep the world running. Even though the logistic industry employs over 450 people worldwide, they still are unable to get the due respect that they deserve.
As a company we feel responsible for our staff and we go the extra mile to ensure their safety. They are the backbone of our company, they have kept us afloat throughout these times, they are responsible for the paychecks that our employees receive every month. What’s more? They have gone through great lengths to help our clients and customers.
We hope this scenario changes overtime as people are getting more educated. It is important to shine limelight on essential service works and thank them for their dedication. At Mega, we truly value our employees and will continue to do so as long as we exist.