Throughout the pandemic, the nation has struggled economically and railroads have provided an ongoing and necessary line of freight transportation bringing raw materials to factories and finished products throughout the United States. The pandemic has changed the daily life of everyone on a global scale and railroads have had to pick up the slack providing uninterrupted service for businesses to maintain their continuity plans and to pivot towards a recovery of the American economy.
Investment in rail and ongoing changes to the industry are offering a chance for our recovery efforts to take place. Some railroads have been affected by temporarily scaling back cruisers and relocating employees to locations of extensive need. Transportation trip schedules have been adjusted and a repositioning of equipment to fill medical needs have all taken place.
By establishing proper continuity plans and managing the operational impact of the pandemic, it’s possible to ensure that business critical functions can be maintained and seamless freight deliveries will continue throughout the pandemic.
Freight companies will play a critical role in supporting the US economy moving forward and with the amount of uncertainty caused by the pandemic, reliable and efficient rail services will keep supply chains up and running.
As most businesses estimate that they will require up to six months to get on track after the pandemic, having consistent shipping and access to materials will be crucial. Light rail and managing economic growth can alleviate pressure on many long haul truck drivers and work at offering environmentally friendly freight options.
If you are in the freight industry and you could use assistance with your operations, contact us today. We can help you with the best equipment in the industry and ongoing improvements for your safety and supply chain.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly a half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. They are the leading manufacturer of voltage transducers. Our design ensures maximum flexibility for excellent reliability and a high return on investment.