Ieuan Rosser – Managing Director
I’m contacting all of our customers and carriers with a reassuring update for you on FLS’ current position regarding the spread of the Coronavirus and its potential threat to your logistics requirements.
FLS continues to operate as normal 24/7
Drivers and Transport – whilst the Government are predicting between 20%-40% reduction in driver availability, no significant impact is currently being felt at FLS. We have worked very hard to create a supply chain of quality carriers to support the growing business demand, and the vast amount of carriers and vehicles available to FLS will no doubt support you in mitigating potential negative impacts on your business through vehicle availability or time delays.
Border closures – generally the restrictions do not apply to freight drivers and the transportation of goods and as yet we have no issues shipping freight through any of our European lanes including Italy and Slovakia, it’s still business as usual with some small delays at delivery sites and borders with drivers being asked to complete self-assessment health questionnaires. FLS are again taking proactive measures to mitigate any issues by gaining completed questionnaires from any driver with cross border commitments.
Import – China seems to be slowly returning back to normal and we expect supply chains into the UK to return to previous levels over the next few weeks.
For Carriers – If you find yourself with increased availability please let us know we will do our best to try and help you. Also please make sure you keep your fleet profile UpToDate on the FLS Carrier Portal (https://fls.haulageexchange.co.uk/) where you can see all our available jobs when logged in – for access details give us a call or email: [email protected]
FLS operational coverage – We have no issues at present but we would like to highlight how we will ensure the continuity of the service we provide.
We are committed to continuing our successful operations and keeping both our employees and those of our customers safe through these difficult times and we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and update you of any significant changes to our contingency planning.
Should you have any questions or wish for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
15,000 lines of PPE delivered in record time. Great to use this business in this difficult time.
...it does not matter what challenge you present them with, they step up with a can do attitude that is second to none.
FLS are a fantastic team of people, from the top management down. Every member of the team I have had the pleasure to work with has been extremely helpful and has provided a fast effective solution to the requirement I have given them PPE delivered in record time. Great to use this business in this difficult time.
FLS are a fantastic team of people, from the top management down. Every member of the team I have had the pleasure to work with has been extremely helpful and has provided a fast effective solution to the requirement I have given them