Important COVID-19 (coronavirus) notifications

 

    • Service in New York City
      As you know, the situation in America’s big cities changes daily. The current status of the Covid-19 outbreak in New York City has reached a point where we need to evaluate and manage moves that are currently scheduled going in and out of the 5 boroughs of NYC on a case by case basis.

      Key factors include:
      -Access to buildings (some buildings are not permitting any outside workers)
      -Driver’s comfort level with proceeding
      -Customer’s comfort level with proceeding

      Many NYC customers have already made the decision to postpone.  We will communicate directly with you and the transferee robustly on any pending shipments in the next 30 days.

      People leaving NYC metro area urged to self quarantine for 14 days
      NYC Health Covid-19 Information

      We do recommend suspending new assignments in the region that have to be moved before April 15th.
      This is NYC only: Budd Van Lines remains in full service across the country at this time. As things change we will update you.Budd Van Lines is operating across this country with a business as usual mindset and are committed to serving our customers with exceptional service and quality.

    • NJ Governor Declares Movers Essential
      Please see the letter from the NJ Warehousemen Movers Association clarifying the classification.
    • California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide “Stay at Home” Order
      Budd’s Action Plan:  Our Operations Team is contacting the local police department for any family we are moving in or out of a CA community to ensure we are permitted to perform our services.   As stated in earlier notifications, transportation is considered essential, and we have not had a driver team stoppage as of today.  We will monitor this closely, and keep you informed.
    • San Francisco Bay “Shelter in Place Order
      Six counties around San Francisco, CA, instituted a “Shelter in Place” Order requiring all individuals anywhere in those counties to stay at home — except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing.
      The order has exemptions for businesses providing essential services for the public and those supporting such essential services. In the case of the order, “shipping” is a service recognized as essential or supporting essential service.
      We contacted local Police Departments in the Bay Area and they confirmed our services would be permitted to proceed.
      We continue to take the utmost precautions in protecting our employees, contractor and customers.  If any shipment is impacted, we will immediately notify you.
    • Continued operations and precautions being taken at Truck Stops during the pandemic
      PILOT FlyingJ Travel Centers
      TravelCenters of America
      These efforts will help keep our driver teams and your relocating employees safe. America’s truck drivers are a key part of our economy and the fabric of American Society.  Thank you for supporting their hard work and dedication.
    • Wearing Masks
      A customer questioned us today regarding driver teams wearing masks. This is not recommended by the CDC unless a person is already sick. If that were the case, the team member would not be on the job site. Please share the following information from the CDC with any relocating employee that may ask you this question.
      We will do all we can to ensure families are safe and comfortable with the procedures we are following.
      Recommendations from CDC regarding when to wear a mask:
      If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
      If you are NOT sick:
      You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

We appreciate your support as America continues to fight the pandemic and know that we will get through this.

.